Search Results: "Peter Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY AND THE BAD LUCK CHARM by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Another enjoyable outing with predictable Judy, just like a pleasant visit with an old friend. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Judy Moody has an amazing run of good luck, perhaps due to the wonderful lucky coin she's started carrying. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

McDonald's irrepressible third-grader (Judy Moody Gets Famous, 2001, etc.) takes a few false steps before hitting full stride. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Surefire fare for Cleary, Kline, and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Changeable skies arch over a third-grader's moodscape in this easy-reading chapter book from the versatile McDonald (The Night Iguana Left Home, 1999, etc). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR BRIGHT by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An understated, appealing story with fine integration between the succinct text and imaginative illustrations. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This charming addition to the gifts-for-baby-Jesus theme imagines the origin of the bright star shining over Bethlehem at the Nativity. Read full book review >

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SERENDIPITY by Tobi Tobias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Caution: may inspire crankiness in some wordsmiths. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Tobias, who wrote the wondrous A World of Words (1998), disappoints in this one, which never actually defines the word with which it plays. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

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SO FEW OF ME by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"While there's an adult sensibility at work, the gentle humor and counting element tip the scales towards a child audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mop-topped man-boy Leo has so much to do that even making a list doesn't help. Read full book review >

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THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This isn't going to create interest where there is none, but it may speak to formerly artistic young readers who are selling their own abilities short. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Driven by the observation that most children lose their enthusiasm for making art as they get older, Reynolds prods a reluctant child into an eye-opening whirl of creativity. Read full book review >

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SKY COLOR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Share this feel-good title with those who love art and those who can appreciate the confidence-building triumph of solving a problem on one's own—creatively. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Reynolds returns to a favorite topic—creative self-expression—with characteristic skill in a companion title to The Dot (2003) and Ish (2004). Read full book review >

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THE SMALLEST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A warmhearted, whimsical story with a folkloric feel and a theme that is anything but small. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Roland is disappointed by the size of his tiny, red package on Christmas morning, but he learns that bigger is not always better. Read full book review >

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THE NORTH STAR by Peter H. Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"The detached tone, frequent ellipses and vague descriptions as well as the overtly inspirational author's note provide further evidence that this one is really for the grown-ups. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming original fable, an encouraging allegory, a great gift for graduates—Reynolds's reworking of a previously available title is all of these. Read full book review >