Search Results: "Middy Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

GOONEY BIRD AND ALL HER CHARMS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Gooney Bird, ever charming, is still a winner for those graduating from beginning chapter books to longer fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Gooney Bird is back for the sixth volume in this cleverly engaging series with a likable yet eccentric heroine at its center who happens to wear a "silver bracelet jingling with charms." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOONEY BIRD ON THE MAP by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Feisty and full of ideas (as always), Gooney Bird Greene is back. Read full book review >

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GOONEY BIRD AND THE ROOM MOTHER by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Larger than life and with a heart as big as her personality, Gooney Bird Greene will elicit gales of laughter, along with sighs of appreciation, from Suzy Kline and Junie B. Jones fans—as well as their parents—in this second winning, tongue-in-cheek outing. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The irrepressible second grader returns, as flamboyant as ever, to offer more outrageous outfits, "absolutely true" yarns and such useful vocabulary words as "ennui" and "underestimate." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOONEY BIRD GREENE by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A hybrid of Harriet, Blossom, and Anastasia, irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children's fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Gooney Bird Greene (with a silent E) is not your average second grader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOONEY THE FABULOUS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"No doubt there'll be a fourth; meanwhile, this one offers a clever writing exercise for a class. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If Aesop met Gooney Bird Greene, what would result? Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A sumptuous take on the perspective-broadening notion of simultaneity in an attention-grabbing format. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A round-the-world trip in pictures through each of our planet's 39 time zones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"This one's not the equal of previous editions, but, overall, its quality is still high as it chronicles, mostly, the evolution of ennui in the New West."
The fifth volume in a series: 15 stories set in the West, all previously published, some by better-known writers, others by newcomers—but, generally, all low-key and realistic, differing from their eastern counterparts only by virtue of landscape and its significance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN LIFE OF THE DESERT by Thomas Wiewandt
NATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"This deserves more than regional attention. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 up)"
Striking photographs of Sonoran desert scenery and wildlife illustrate this celebration of an ecosystem, an enlarged and revised version of a 1990 title. Read full book review >