Search Results: "Richard Cowdrey"


BOOK REVIEW

MARLEY AND THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by John Grogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even a well-loved, popular main character can't save a story with frantic action, lame jokes and a plodding plot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yet another story about Marley the misbehaving Labrador retriever; here he runs rampant through the town Easter egg hunt. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER EGG by Lori Walburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Missable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fifteen years after its original publication, this sentimental story that explains the symbolism behind Easter eggs and their role in remembering the Resurrection receives new illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE'S STORY by W. Bruce Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A satisfying and illuminating tale. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Ellie tells the story of her training and life as a search and rescue dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL LULLABIES by Pam Conrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Overall, though, it's a very pleasant bedtime book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Various adult creatures—among them, prairie dogs, oysters, beavers, crocodiles—sing their children to sleep in their own particular styles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDMAN by Ralph Fletcher
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"Bedtime fodder for the slightly older, wide-eyed and wakeful preschooler. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For those who wonder how sleep comes, here's the answer: It is due to the magical sand the tiny and daring Sandman, Tor, grinds from a dragon's scale and sprinkles over sleepless children each night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY MARLEY CHRISTMAS by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It may be time for this overworked pup to take a rest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grogan continues his Marley franchise with his third children's book about the boisterous yellow lab, rearranging the chronology of the family history slightly so that there are already two children in the family when Marley arrives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Cowdrey's realistic paintings capture the intriguing birds and beasts of the area, from herons and eagles to harbor seals and orca whales, with a dandy orca breaching on the front cover. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
Carlstrom, author of the Jesse Bear series, offers a poetic look at the connection between God and nature, basing her free-verse text on a well-known Bible verse ("This is the day the Lord has made"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS BABY by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"The concluding pages connect the birth of a modern baby, with all the attendant joy and family celebration, with the birth of the Christ Child. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
A charming, poetic text is marred by Cowdrey's over-sweet illustrations in this Nativity story that celebrates the miracle of birth, not only of the Christ Child but of all babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER ROBIN by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Well-meant but heavy-handed. (author's note) (Religion/picture book. 4-7)"
A Pennsylvania Dutch folk tale about the origin of the robin's red breast is woven into a story of a girl and her grandmother preparing for Easter together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DAY IN THE PRAIRIE by Richard Cowdrey
NATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1986

"Index."
A fine novelist (her Julie of the Wolves won a Newbery) and naturalist describes a day's events in an Oklahoma wildlife refuge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUX by Albert E. Cowdrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

Cowdrey's SF debut: a conflation of four time-travel stories, some previously published in magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >