Search Results: "Melissa Sweet"


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SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >

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TUPELO RIDES THE RAILS by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2008

"Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a winsome tale laced with doggy humor, an abandoned canine tags along with a pack of other four-legged fellows searching for new homes, before finding a companion to call her own. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

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CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WORD by Jen Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"In a word: marvelous! (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
After award-winning collaborations about poet William Carlos Williams and artist Horace Pippin, Bryant and Sweet return to investigate the life of Peter Mark Roget. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A splash of vibrancy about a self-taught master. (historical note, author's note, illustrator's note, references) (Picture book/biography. 5-11)"
This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin's work to shine—and his heart too. Read full book review >

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EASY AS PIE by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"A sweet look at a spunky kid with great problem-solving skills—and some rules that are easily applicable to everyday life. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Enthusiastic pie lover Jacob unwinds after school with his favorite TV program, Baking with Chef Monty. Read full book review >

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SCHOOLYARD RHYMES by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2005

"Includes an index of first lines and an author's note. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Drawing on her Ph.D. in folklore, Sierra has compiled an upbeat selection of dozens of schoolyard rhymes and funny poems, complemented by Sweet's charming illustrations in watercolor and fabric collage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"A solid offering that, were it more completely sourced, would be nothing short of tremendous. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18 years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Read full book review >

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PINKY AND REX AND THE NEW BABY by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"With lively, believable dialogue, realistic situations that gently test the likable pair's mettle, and Sweet's appealing art on every easily read spread: another strong entry in a popular series. (Fiction/Young reader. 5-8)"
Perhaps because Rex is a little older than the expectant siblings found in many picture books, her experience is the reverse of theirs: her worries about being supplanted come before her parents bring home new adopted brother Matthew. Read full book review >

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PINKY AND REX GO TO CAMP by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Howe presents these young children learning how to share their feelings with a sure touch for realistic dialogue; Sweet's full-color illustrations, on almost every page, nicely reflect the story's warmth and gentle humor. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Fifth in an appealing series of early chapter books about two close friends, boy and girl, whose names reflect their characters' reversal of stereotypical roles. Read full book review >

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PINKY AND REX AND THE SPELLING BEE by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Sweet's attractive illustrations extend the wholesome good humor. (Young reader. 6-8)"
One of two new books about the likable best friends introduced in 1990. Read full book review >