Search Results: "Sarah Watts"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW HIPPO SAYS HELLO! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Simple text and charming illustrations make this an appealing introduction to some of the world's many languages and cultures. (Board book. 2-5)"
Intrepid Hippo travels the world, making new friends everywhere he lands. Read full book review >

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HOW PENGUIN SAYS PLEASE! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good manners travel well in this board book for preschool linguists. (Board book. 2-4)"
A brief, age-appropriate introduction to eight common world languages for toddler travelers. Read full book review >

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HOW MONKEY SAYS "MY NAME IS"! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A delightful read for little tots who are ready to expand their horizons. (Board book. 2-4)"
Monkey travels the world and learns to speak in different languages. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BOGLER by Catherine Jinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Better in its parts than its whole—but even second-drawer Jinks tops the general run. (map, glossary of slang) (Historical fantasy. 10-13)"
Weary "Go-Devil Man" Alfred Bunce and his uncertain apprentice, Ned, face a seemingly overwhelming plague of child-eating bogles in this busy trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE by Catherine Jinks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jinks opens her projected trilogy in high style, offering a period melodrama replete with colorful characters, narrow squeaks and explosions of ectoplasmic goo. (glossary of slang and monster types) (Historical fantasy. 10-13)"
Child-eating bogles infest Victorian London, providing work aplenty for "Go-Devil Man" Alfred Bunce and his intrepid young apprentice, Birdie. Read full book review >

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THE TILTING HOUSE by Tom Llewellyn
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"One to watch. (Fantasy/mystery. 8-11)"
Llewellyn, a letterpress artist in Tacoma, Wash., inks this first adventure with a mysterious house as its fulcrum. Read full book review >

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THE UNBREAKABLE CODE by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Brisk, bookish good fun for puzzle and code lovers. (historical afterword) (Mystery. 9-13)"
Riddles in an online book-finding game put young cipher sleuths Emily and James on the trail of both buried treasure and a vengeful arsonist. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

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HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

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STONECUTTER by Leander Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"In the end, there's lots of atmosphere, but little story here. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A young journeyman stonecutter becomes entangled in a web of emotions he cannot begin to navigate when he accepts a job from a mysterious man in this rather pointless gothic meditation set in 1835. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONS by Timothy Watts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Despite the heavy influences, it's clear that Watts has talent to spare—and if he can find his own writing road, he could drive right into the winner's circle."
Smooth-running, finely tuned first crime novel—by a professional car mechanic. Read full book review >

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KIZZY ANN STAMPS by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Read full book review >