Search Results: "Mike Lowery"


BOOK REVIEW

MAPS AND GEOGRAPHY by Ken Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"You don't have to be a certified Junior Genius to enjoy this entertainingly presented introduction. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A liberally illustrated tongue-in-cheek guide to maps and geography delivers solid information and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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THE DAY MY MOM CAME TO KINDERGARTEN by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A well-observed kindergarten whimsy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mom manages to make about every mistake in the kindergarten book when she visits school one day. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE AT CHRISTMAS by Laura Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A jolly treat with a sweet acknowledgement of the gifts teachers give their students all year long. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his third exploratory adventure, the gregarious Gingerbread Man scampers through town delivering gifts to community helpers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOO HOO by Mike Lowery
illustrated by Mike Lowery, by Candace Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It comes as a delight how much fun can be wrung from the words "moo" and "hoo." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY DOWNTOWN by Inna Gertsberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Kids interested in cities and transport as well as fans of Richard Scarry-like busyness will be busy with this book for many readings. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Zoom is an imaginary, probably North American city with a diverse population and many public-transportation options. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUBBLE IN THE BATHTUB by Jo Nesbø
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Though Lowery's illustrations are too rare and sketchy to have much influence and a significant character seems to have been trucked in just to be killed off later, the tale burbles comically along and everything comes out right…in the…end. (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
Spun from the quirky cast and gaseous premise introduced in Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (2010), this even sillier sequel expelled by the popular Norwegian crime novelist sends young Lisa and Nilly from Oslo to Paris and from the Middle Ages to Napoleon's tent on the eve of Waterloo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT RABBIT by Candace Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Best of all, Frog and Bunny have the radiant good cheer of a sock monkey, a mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ryan's story features the disarming characters Frog and Bunny, two close friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANDOM BODY PARTS by Leslie Bulion
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Better suited to poetry classrooms than science labs. (Poetry. 9-12)"
Poetry + anatomy and physiology = an unusual combination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE ON THE FIRE TRUCK by Laura Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This rapid-fire reboot of a traditional favorite will be a requested read-aloud for high-energy listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When the class goes on a field trip to the fire station, the Gingerbread Man is carried along in a child's backpack. He falls, unexpectedly, onto the snout of the firehouse dog, Spot the Dalmatian. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL by Laura Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Teachers looking for a new way to start off the school year will eat this one up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Murray's children's debut, when a gingerbread man made by schoolchildren gets left behind at recess, he decides he has to find his class: "I'll run and I'll run, / As fast as I can. / I can catch them! I'm their / Gingerbread Man!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"There are many better train books available; point little engineers in their direction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming verse chugs along as two children ride a train on a long-distance trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT CAN A CRANE PICK UP? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"For some children, however, the real excitement will come after they've reached the last page and their grown-up asks, 'What else can a crane pick up?' Children will ask to read this book many times, but the words may change every time they read it. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This is the sort of book readers co-write along with the author. Read full book review >