Search Results: "Sam Swope"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"A dedicated teacher sends a valentine to some charming students—and to himself."
Children's author Swope (The Krazees, 1997, etc.) chronicles his three years conducting writing workshops with a group of elementary-school students in Queens. Read full book review >

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THE KRAZEES by Sam Swope
by Sam Swope, illustrated by Eric Brace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 1997

"Suitably wild homage: Should the Cat in the Hat be occupied elsewhere, this may fit the bill. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Iggie and her jellybean-nosed tiger cat approach terminal boredom on a rainy day—until a herd of striped, checked, polka- dotted, pop-eyed Krazees spring from the drawers, cupboards, and other hiding places to gambol destructively about the house. Read full book review >

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KATYA'S BOOK OF MUSHROOMS by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"From the animal-shaped fungi to the spore-printed endpapers, Arnold's lifelong passion for her subject will make mushroom fanciers out of even the mycologically reluctant. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Field guide, fact book, and diary of a mushroom-hunter gather under one umbrella. Read full book review >

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OF ROOTS AND WINGS by Julie D. Swope
Released: Nov. 7, 2012

"A bleak, affecting portrait of an unhappy family."
A memoir of abuse and recovery that's not for the faint of heart. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR MEOW’S BIG EMERGENCY by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Inaugurates the Whoops-a-Daisy World series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under the auspices of the Kiss-it-Better Hospital, the intrepid Dr. Meow turns catastrophe into a happy ending. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Never mind the deficiency of details about how a cat can dial a phone, this shaggy story of 'cattitude' is amusing and unadulterated fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meet Mr. Pusskins: The orange tabby on the cover scowling underneath his name and title will make readers grin or even chuckle. 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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THE SADDEST TOILET IN THE WORLD by Sam Apple
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"How many toilet-training manuals take the toilet's side? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Feeling hurt because young Danny refuses to sit on it, a toilet heads for…browner pastures. Read full book review >

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Warmth by Sam Wolfson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gleefully convoluted tapestry of subplots that will have conspiracy theorists reading it a second time."
An Aussie gets caught up in a global conspiracy after he becomes a suspect in a political assassination in Wolfson's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

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JACK'S WORRY by Sam Zuppardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy's fear of playing his trumpet at his first concert nearly overwhelms him until he confides in his mother. Read full book review >

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OTTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"What adventure will Otter have next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter is back, and she knows some "people who aren't as clever as they could be," so it's off to school. Read full book review >