Search Results: "R.W. Krech"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE PUPPIES AND CORNER KICKS by R.W.  Krech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Plenty of soccer action and a resilient heroine make this a sure pick for the tween crowd. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Change, while challenging, often drives personal growth, as 13-year-old Andrea discovers. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Hopefully, Book Two is on the way."
The first volume in The Oz Chronicles recalls both Stephen King's The Stand and L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. Read full book review >

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MITCHELL ON THE MOON by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A rollicking Halloween adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who will save the moon? Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

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CLARK IN THE DEEP SEA by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pleasant-enough tale about sibling interactions and escapism. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The power of imagination brings four white siblings together when a rainy spring day strands them on their porch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Frayed Ribbon by R.W. Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A hopeful but sometimes saccharine story about family renewal and the power of prayer."
Hart goes straight for the heartstrings in his debut novel about a virtuous woman determined to smooth out the rifts within her family. Read full book review >

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BEING TEDDY ROOSEVELT by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2007

"EWSLUGp1991, the model for Riley's report. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Riley goes to school with Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Queen Elizabeth and many other world-famous figures—all fellow fourth-grade students researching their chosen topics for Mrs. Harrow's biography tea. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE SURPRISE by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lily's solution is a salute to creativity, ingenuity and thinking outside the box; it will have all parents cheering her efforts and hoping that their own child takes a page from her book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For Lily, the week before Valentine's Day is filled with attempts to make the perfect heart for her Mom. Read full book review >

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POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A good introduction for the youngest audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After a previous title celebrating firefighters (Firefighters to the Rescue, illustrated by Rich Davis, 2005), Hamilton addresses another civil servant—police officers. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT WAS TIDY & NEAT by Teri Sloat
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"It's a sure thing that listeners in laps will enjoy pointing out the messy details. (Picture book. 3-7)"
To the rhythm of "This is the House that Jack Built," a boy, a girl, a cat, dog and mouse make a mess of the tidy Edwardian house of the title. Read full book review >

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PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Teachers in the lower elementary grades might use this as a read-aloud before science-fair season, and Pearl and Wagner seem destined to explore other curriculum areas in future volumes as their friendship continues. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse are best friends in this funny school-themed easy reader that focuses on science fair projects. Read full book review >

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MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >