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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SISTERS CLUB by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Engaging dialogue and some laugh-out-loud moments will leave readers hoping for another installment. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Middle-sister awkwardness turns into aplomb for ten-year-old Stevie, sandwiched between 12-year-old Alex and eight-year-old Joey. Read full book review >