Search Results: "Mike Motz"


BOOK REVIEW

Show Me The Green! by D.S. Venetta
Released: July 1, 2015

"A productive, if overlong, mix of storytelling and gardening tips."
Venetta's debut children's book conveys the thrill of growing one's own food. Read full book review >

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Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame" by Jimmy Vee
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"Lap readers and independent readers alike will be drawn to this book's cartoonish illustrations and inclusive message."
In this children's celebration of diversity, 5-foot-tall marketing expert Vee shows children that their differences can also be their strengths. Read full book review >

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You're Amazing! (Starring You) by Mark Pichora
Released: May 24, 2016

"An enticing and accessible introduction to the human body that should work as a read-aloud for classrooms introducing biology and health tips or for strong independent readers who are fans of Dr. Seuss."
Louie the Lumin and his two young friends explain some of the human body's magnificent highlights in this Seussian rhyming book. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A silly superhero tale showcasing a tasty, healthy berry."
Sheldon Bilberry, also known as Blueberry Boy, is a nutritional superhero in this outside-the-box children's series starter by debut author Jones. Read full book review >

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WENDELL LEARNS A LESSON by Steve Kranz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A fun story of friendship and forgiveness for young independent readers and patient lap readers."
The Golfing Bee is back in a new rule-learning adventure from Kranz and Motz (The Golfing Bee, 2016).Read full book review >

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THE NOSE PICKERS by Stephanie J. Shulman
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Despite the degree of gross humor, Shulman has picked a delightful winner."
It takes something special to get a kid to stop picking his nose—that's just what happens to one unlucky child in Shulman's (Monster Bash, 2009) story for primary-grade readers. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"An excellent study guide with clever illustrations to assist with the basics."
This unique picture book features a talking, multicolored alphabet to teach basic sounds, from Andy and his apples to Zelda the zebra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR SALAD by Mike Lester
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Lane territory, or Nicholas Heller's Goblins in Green (1995) and other residents of the picture-book universe's daffier reaches. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lester debuts with a promisingly irreverent alphabet, inviting a closer look at the pictures by giving them misleading captions: "A" does indeed feature a salad—but an Alligator is eating it. Read full book review >