Search Results: "Steve Björkman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT, MOUSE! by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Easy-to-read farm high jinks. (Early reader. 3-5)"
When Farmer Fred forgets to feed his horse, bad things happen! Read full book review >

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THE SANTA SECRET by Carole Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

Wallace and Björkman join forces again for their second easy-reader collaboration, this time with a Christmas theme. Read full book review >

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STICKY, STICKY, STUCK! by Michael  Gutch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Although many readers will relate to being technology orphans, little else will entertain in this rather bland tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A well-intentioned effort with an extra-sweet ending may briefly satisfy but ultimately leaves readers wanting. Read full book review >

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EASTER BUNNY BLUES by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Buy an extra copy of The Bunny Who Found Easter instead. (Early reader. 6-9)"
A pallid Easter tale posits a Bunny whose flu-triggered blues have got him so down he can't perform, so the local animals, led by Petey the pup, pitch in to help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA REX & T by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But cooperation is an even bigger idea; the chemistry needed for its flowering, once the external stimulus has been applied—from T's mother in this case—is more formulaic than earned in these pages. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
When T's friend Walter comes over to play, things go badly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA REX & T by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This will work well as both a transitional easy reader and as a read-aloud in the early grades, especially before those inevitable diorama projects are due. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Any parent who has suffered through the last-minute madness of preparing school projects will smile at the premise of this transitional easy reader, part of a new series from Vail (The Horrible Playdate, p. 964). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NOSY PUP by Carol Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The overall effort is extended by Björkman's winsome watercolors, with a flowing, loose style and humorous expressions on the animal characters' faces. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A puppy named Poky and a hamster named Charlie are the main characters in this mildly entertaining mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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IN THE WAVES by Lennon Stella
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"As celebrity-authored books go, it could be worse. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Frothy fun from the Stella sisters, musicians and child stars of the TV series Nashville.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely little more than an exercise in wishful thinking, but well meant and philosophically solid. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Straightforward behavior modeling for newly fledged independent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERSNOUTS! by Steve Björkman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

Björkman goes whole-hog in this farmyard free-for-all, matching two burglars against a pair of porcine superheroes and their freshly minted sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRONE GOES TO SCHOOL by Susan Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Speedster'' format, incorporating Bjîrkman's deftly scribbled drawings and cartoon-style dialogue, is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and his huge dog have the same problem: neither listens to directions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLIT! SPLAT! by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Good sloshy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gibson's second outing (Around the World on Eighty Legs, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2011) is an onomatopoetic praise song to rain and mud. Read full book review >