Search Results: "Rob McClurkan"


BOOK REVIEW

AW, NUTS! by Rob McClurkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A thin rendering of an uninspired story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What self-respecting squirrel wouldn't take off in hot pursuit of the Platonic acorn? Read full book review >

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PLAYDATES RULE! by Rob McClurkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Even a list of rules can't stop the ruckus or the fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pachyderm playdate is not quite what Mom and Dad had in mind. Read full book review >

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DIVE IN! by Recess Monkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A good way to kick up an overly quiet storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A watery romp not just to read, but to tap, tilt, and tickle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BLING'S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER by Rebecca Colby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"For settings in which pirates must be incorporated into everything. (Picture book. 4-8)"
" 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the ship, / the pirates were planning a plundering trip." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOWN AWAY by Rob Biddulph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A master-class of picture-book writing and illustrating. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhyming picture book about the perils and joys of travel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A WORLD by Rob Gonsalves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"It may be interchangeable with its three predecessors, but it still provides peaceful, gently unsettling visions for young dreamers. (Picture book. 7-9) "
Imagine a new gallery of technically adroit paintings featuring M.C. Escher-like shifts in images and perspective: Gonsalves' fourth, and first solo, pictorial outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER ON THE HILL by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Just plain monstrous fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In an alternative 19th-century England, monsters both thrill and protect their towns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROLL WHO CRIED WOLF by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A most admirable troll, notwithstanding the big floppy ears and flyaway orange hair. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Beleaguered middle school troll Zarf gets a chance to show his true mettle when the Big Bad Wolf's motorcycle-riding minions take the Littlepig family hostage in this sequel to The Trouble with Weasels (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSELL THE SHEEP by Rob Scotton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Quite a contrast to the usual run of ovine-driven snoozers, like Phyllis Root's Ten Sleepy Sheep, illustrated by Susan Gaber (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Scotton makes a stylish debut with this tale of a sleepless sheep—depicted as a blocky, pop-eyed, very soft-looking woolly with a skinny striped nightcap of unusual length—trying everything, from stripping down to his spotted shorts to counting all six hundred million billion and ten stars, twice, in an effort to doze off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLL OVERBOARD by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A series that began as a Wimpy Kid wannabe moves up to a cabin in first class. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Zarf, middle school troll, is tricked into a quest for magic beans that takes him into—and then out of—the belly of the beast. Blech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. TERUPT FALLS AGAIN by Rob Buyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Moving and real. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Looping with his students into sixth grade, Mr. Terupt continues to surprise them with challenging projects and perfect reading suggestions, but there are still aftereffects from the snowball Peter threw. Read full book review >