Search Results: "Scott Menchin"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF EVERYTHING HAD LEGS? by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An amusing tale that may spark readers to embark on their own imaginative journeys. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An extended flight of fancy can take your mind right off your troubles. Read full book review >

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HARRY GOES TO DOG SCHOOL by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An amusing turnabout that is sure to have readers in stitches…as long as they are not chasing their own tails instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Menchin introduces readers to a boy who has taken pretending to be a dog to new levels. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"This gladdening little read can act as a terrific impetus for adults and children to compare and list what brings them everyday happiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Light and humorous, this is a sweet revelation of life's simple and attainable joys. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF MIDDLE C by Alison McGhee
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"As her dad would say, Splendissimo. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How to turn a recital disaster into a triumph? Read full book review >

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BOUNCE by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"The bold simplicity of both the text and Menchin's illustrations, rendered in pen and ink with digital color, should appeal to very young readers—and be within their reach. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In her bright paean to the joys of vertical movement, Cronin's rhyming text is not just an invitation but an exhortation to young readers to bounce. Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE WHALE CAME by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"That a child would be sensitive to the whale's plight may prove a timeless notion, but it feels more 1998 than 1920, the date on a nickel viewed close up. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When a train pulls into town carting a dead whale, the citizens of Johnstown, Illinois—one in a Model A—eagerly hand over their buffalo-head nickels and dimes to Captain Pinkney for a chance to view the dead behemoth. Read full book review >

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CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A quiet, thoughtfully designed picture book with a strong message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a badger and a rabbit wait for a mysterious something, they enjoy a ramble through their forest home. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA IN BLUE WITH RED HAT by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A good bridge to take children from comic tropes to fine art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Using his love of art to honor his grandmother, a boy fumbles with his first plan but succeeds with his second. Read full book review >

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MY YIDDISH VACATION by Ione Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cheery self-indulgence. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ruth and Sammy's vacation to their grandparents' retirement community presents a nostalgic look at 1970s Jewish Florida, when Yiddish-rich English was the norm. Read full book review >