Search Results: "Megan McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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DAISY JANE, BEST-EVER FLOWER GIRL! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2007

"Short, quick-moving chapters dotted with delightful girly illustrations make this a perfect choice for many new readers who love to play dress up and imagine the glamour of being in a wedding. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Here comes the bride . . . and the flower girl. Read full book review >

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ROCKY ZANG IN THE AMAZING MR. MAGIC by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Fans tend to love things just the way they are, making this attempt to extend the brand down of questionable wisdom. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Judy Moody for new readers is a miss. Read full book review >

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SHOE DOG by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Totally ebullient. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An irrepressible dog can't resist falling into the same type of mischief over and over again, until something surprising changes his pattern. Read full book review >

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THE HINKY PINK by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Fairy-tale enthusiasts will delight in this fanciful story. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Extraordinary seamstress Anabel wants to work for a true princess, one with beautiful features and a name ending in "ella." Read full book review >

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BEEZY AT BAT by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will relish the excitement Beezy finds around every corner. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Summertime brings three new adventures for Beezy (Beezy, 1997, etc.) and her pals in the third title of this easy-reader series from McDonald (who reviews for this publication). Read full book review >

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BAYA, BAYA, LULLA-BY-A by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Lovely. (afterword, glossary) (Picture book. 1-4)"
An Indian mother lulls her choti ladki (little girl) to sleep, singing of baya-birds weaving and decorating their pendulous nest in an old thorn tree as she weaves a blanket, and rocks the child in a suspended chadr (scarf). Read full book review >

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STINK AND THE FREAKY FROG FREAKOUT by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Young readers with a fondness for amphibians will jump all over this one. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Stink Moody, younger brother of Judy, hops into the spotlight with a common problem—and one that's a bit more unusual. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD BLACKOUT by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A cozy, comfortable book for a rainy night. (Fiction. 5-9)"
It's hurricane season in Virginia, and Stink and Judy Moody are in for some dark nights. Read full book review >