Search Results: "Regan Dunnick"


BOOK REVIEW

CREAK! SAID THE BED by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The droll cover will have kids reaching for the book, and the cozy, humorous story is guaranteed to invite giggling kids into their parents' beds. (Picture book. 4-7)"
One dark night when Momma and Poppa are snoozing in bed, little Evie, Ivy and Mo, in turn, squeeze into bed with them, and each time the bed says, "CREAK," louder. Read full book review >

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THE LOUDS MOVE IN! by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A sound effort. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A new family shatters the hushed tranquility on Earmuffle Avenue in this sonic counterpart to Sam Swope's neglected classic The Araboolies of Liberty Street (1989). Read full book review >

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HOW UNDERWEAR GOT UNDER THERE by Kathy Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998 for level of revelatory detail, but it's certain to keep young readers in, so to speak, stitches. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
"Even though the human race has been looking down at its underwear for centuries…." Read full book review >

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FEARLESS FERNIE by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Capable as ever of making common childhood experiences marvelous, Soto (Baseball in April, 2000, etc.) poetically delineates a fast friendship between a never-named observer and his irrepressible buddy Fernie. Read full book review >

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BAD ASTRID by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Readers may appreciate the book's humor and psychological insight, but they shouldn't mistake it for an instruction manual. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book defines wishful thinking. Read full book review >

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INTOXICATING MINDS by Ciaran Regan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Material that might have worked better as chapters of a textbook."
An extremely short account of an extremely big subject: the history, uses, physiological effects, pharmacological development, and future of drugs. Read full book review >

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BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES by Linda Regan
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Page-turning stuff, this auspicious series debut is for readers who, like Regan (Dead Like Her, 2009, etc.), don't flinch from brutality."
Gangbangers battle bloodily in South London, but can any of them really win? Read full book review >

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SOUL CRIES by Theresa Regan
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A thoughtfully constructed, deeply felt book that Christian parents can look to for encouragement."
A devotional that provides meditations on Bible passages to encourage Christian parents whose children face behavioral challenges. Read full book review >

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DETAINED AND DEPORTED by Margaret Regan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Together, Regan's books bring into focus the fates of undocumented people fighting against the odds to make it into America and then, if they get here, struggling, and often failing, to build a life."
A timely look at the inhumane effects of immigration policies in the United States. Read full book review >

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TIGER TRAIL by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is an attractive nature read-aloud for the picture-book set. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author and illustrator of Wolf Watch (1997) here team up again to let the tigress speak: "I am the tigress. / I walk alone. / No pack / no pride / no mate / helps me survive." Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE RIVER OF GRASS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Writing in a form that falls somewhere between free verse and rhymed prose, Yolen continues her tour of world ecosystems (Welcome to the Green House, 1993, etc.) with a catalogue of flora and fauna in Florida's Everglades. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE GREEN HOUSE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1993

"Unlike the plethora of contrived or sentimental books on the subject, this one is simplicity itself—eloquent and effective. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Taking as her text a sentence from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle—"The land is one great wild, untidy luxuriant hothouse, made by nature for herself"—Yolen lyrically compares a house to the rain forest ("...no roof in the green house,/only the canopy of leaves") and notes its animals ("the quick-fingered capuchin/make their slow-quick ways/from room to room...a splash of golden toad,/a lunge of waking lizards,/a plunge of silver fish") and their sounds. Read full book review >