Search Results: "Megan McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT IGUANA LEFT HOME by Megan McDonald
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It is full of love, independence, and natural law, and the slice of biogeography can't hurt. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's not that Iguana is angry or anything. Read full book review >

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THE BONE KEEPER by Megan McDonald
Released: March 1, 1999

"The coloring and textures embody the desert setting in the evening, showing the fearsome cave and sandy shadows that wait to release the mystery of the bones. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From McDonald (Tundra Mouse, 1997, etc.), a haunting, dramatic glimpse of the Bone Keeper, a trickster with special transformational powers. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An excellent debut. (Fiction. 11-15)"
From the author of a number of beautifully written picture books (The Potato Man, 1991), a first novel about a seventh- grader trying to deal with her father's depression. Read full book review >

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF BOYS by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres in her now-familiar combination of journal-style entries from Joey's perspective, play scenes outlining Alex's viewpoint and an overall narrative told in Stevie's glib voice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
First kisses have Stevie Reel and her older sister Alex on opposite sides of the male-interest spectrum, while youngest sister Joey cannot even imagine considering boys over her frogs. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS CLUB by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A light-hearted, enjoyable production for all, especially the reader. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The show must go on with the Reel family. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"She's a heroine readers will enjoy joining on her travels. (historical note) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Unlike the Oregon Trail that carried emigrants and adventurers to new lives in the West, the Santa Fe Trail carried traders to the New Mexico Territory, following a route first blazed by buffalo herds. Read full book review >

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BEDBUGS by Megan McDonald
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Johnson is fearless in his depictions of the creatures, imaginary and real, residing in Susan's home, and the ongoing conversation between father and daughter is one children will recognize and relish. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-531-33193-8 Bedbugs (32 pp.; $15.95; PLB $16.99; Sept.; 0-531-30193-8; PLB 0-531-33193-8): Getting ready for bed is a challenge if there's an ostrich in the bathtub, and everyone knows that it's hard to brush teeth with a shark in the sink. Read full book review >

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BEETLE MCGRADY EATS BUGS! by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Agreeably icky fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The title says it all: Wannabe explorer Beetle McGrady, whose heroes are Amelia Earhart and Marco Polo, gets herself into trouble during Fun with Food Week by adding ants to her group's food pyramid. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN AND LITTLE BLUE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Young readers will flap their flippers at this tongue-in-cheek jaunt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two showbiz penguins finally find their way home in this subzero heart-warmer. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY AND THE BAD LUCK CHARM by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Another enjoyable outing with predictable Judy, just like a pleasant visit with an old friend. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Judy Moody has an amazing run of good luck, perhaps due to the wonderful lucky coin she's started carrying. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

McDonald's irrepressible third-grader (Judy Moody Gets Famous, 2001, etc.) takes a few false steps before hitting full stride. Read full book review >