Search Results: "Murray Head"


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SWIM, DUCK, SWIM! by Susan Lurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"A childhood triumph portrayed just right. Both the archetypal challenge and the creative collaboration go swimmingly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Standing in for any reluctant preschooler faced with a new experience, a duckling goes through stages of irritation at parental urging and then nervousness before finally taking a first plunge. Read full book review >

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I CAN RUN  by Murray Head
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A book new readers will want to take a peek at. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A day in the life of a squirrel for new readers. Read full book review >

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FRISKY BRISKY HIPPITY HOP by Alexina B. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Some may find squirrels to be pesky, but the glee found within these pages is hard to ignore. (author's, photographer's notes) (Picture book. 3-5)"
First published in 1871, the poem "Whisky Frisky" is reimagined with additional verses and lively photographic images. Read full book review >

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WARDUFF AND THE CORNCOB CAPER by Mat Head
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Funny names and fanciful language are bolstered by droll drawings to create a generally pleasing if not especially memorable rustic escapade. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A group of anthropomorphized farm animals threatened by a fox turn to a clever cat to protect them. Read full book review >

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MINDLESS by Simon Head
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A sobering, important book."
A dark, revealing view of computerized control and monitoring of the workplace. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Mildly inspirational, fairly clichéd and an extremely tough sell."
Guitarist from platinum-selling metal band gets trashed, has kid, gets born again, writes book. Read full book review >

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THE CARDINALS by Bessie Head
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1996

"Uneven writing relieved by powerful evocations of passion and suffering: a reminder of how good Head could be—and was."
For the first time in book form, a posthumous novella plus seven very short pieces by noted black South African writer Head- -stories that are generally more suggestive of ideas to be developed later than works that stand on their own. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >

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FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >

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Back To Vietnam by Elaine Head
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"Gracefully transports readers on an odyssey that transcends the exotic locale and legacies of war to focus on the power of human connection."
An intimate travel memoir tracing one veteran's journey from war to reconciliation. Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOG by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Flawed internal logic mars this slight tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Following One Two That's My Shoe (2012), Murray again riffs on a traditional nursery rhyme, keeping its cadences while focusing on a day in the life of Zack and his faithful dog, Rufus. Read full book review >