Search Results: "Sam Hearn"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS AT LAST! by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Babies and toddlers can't anticipate what they have not yet fully experienced, and this book will do little to build excitement or even curiosity about Christmas; better just bundle up and build a snowman instead. (Board book. 1-3)"
A bear family anticipates Christmas in this slightly oversized board book. Read full book review >

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BUSY BUILDERS by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Construction-crazy toddlers and preschoolers will find plenty here to enjoy. (Board book. 2-5)"
An animal construction crew gets busy building a school. Read full book review >

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CAL AND THE AMAZING ANTI-GRAVITY MACHINE by Richard Hamilton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Hilarious situations accompanied by lively spot illustrations make this an appealing offering for new readers, especially ones who are interested in science. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cal and his talking dog, Frankie, are new to the neighborhood, and everyone in his family is having a hard time adjusting to the neighbor, Mr. Frout. Read full book review >

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VIOLET AND THE MEAN AND ROTTEN PIRATES by Richard Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Delighted readers will have realized that long since. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An orphaned child raised by pirates makes an uncommonly memorable lead in this British-style farce. Read full book review >

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MEERKAT MADNESS by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An associated website and club extend the goofy fun. (Humor. 7-10)"
Meerkat adventures in the Kalahari Desert. Read full book review >

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BEEP! BEEP! by Sam Hearn
by Sam Hearn, illustrated by Sam Hearn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Toddlers who need the board-book pages will be confused by the story, and there are better choices for preschoolers fascinated by cars and trucks. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like Eric Barclay's Counting Dogs (2015), a sturdy "book in a box" that will hold up to rough handling. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY OSCAR by Laura Adkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nonstop drollery for adventurous children and the adults who read to them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little snail has big dreams. Read full book review >

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IVY by Julie Hearn
FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Intricate, engaging language and quirky characters paint a vivid picture of the Victorian era. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ivy's wild red hair and porcelain skin get her daily work as a painter's model, far from Victorian London's slums, but she can't escape a debilitating addiction to the popular drug laudanum. Read full book review >

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BRILLIANCE OF THE MOON by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2004

"Lyric fantasy with a rare sense of the tragic."
The Otori trilogy smashes its way to a conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE TENGU'S GAME OF GO by Lian Hearn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Expect graphic violence, fairy-tale magic, flights of comedy, and operatic melodrama but also genuine intimacy and tragedy."
The four-book Tale of the Shikanoko series reaches its finale as destiny has its way, determining once and for all who will be emperor of Hearn's fantasy feudal Japan. Read full book review >

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SIGN OF THE RAVEN by Julie Hearn
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Absorbing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When his mother's cancer brings them both to stay with his grandmother in London, Tom finds a gap in time in the cellar that takes him back to a 17th-century freak show. Read full book review >

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THE MINISTER’S DAUGHTER by Julie Hearn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"Tremendous. (Fiction. YA)"
The year is 1645, and Nell, the village "cunning woman's" granddaughter, has been learning the healer's trade, desperately hoping to conceal her grandmother's increasing senility until she is able to take her place. Read full book review >