Search Results: "Terry Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS EAT THE WEIRDEST THINGS by Diane Swanson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The author's meticulous research is evident here; despite the poor layout and arrangement of text, children will 'eat up' the gross-me-out notions and digest good scientific information. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A people's-eye-view of the strange and unusual eating habits found in the animal kingdom; children will be drawn to the disgusting realm of meals made of spit, vomit, cigarettes, skin, and dandruff, just to name of few. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

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GRAVEYARD SHAKES by Laura  Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale about a ghost who fears other ghosts and two sisters who find more welcome in a graveyard than in school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

7 DAYS AT THE HOT CORNER by Terry Trueman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Especially recommended for reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Trueman again revisits the interior thoughts and fears of a teenager. Read full book review >

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THE WEE FREE MEN by Terry Pratchett
Released: May 1, 2003

"The Carnegie Medal-winner's fans will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 12+)"
There will be upheavals in the human and fantasy worlds of elves and witches, with drastic consequences, and Tiffany, with only a frying pan for a weapon, is caught in the middle. Read full book review >

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WINTERSMITH by Terry Pratchett
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This one is verra weel done indeed. (Fiction. 10+)"

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THE WINTER ROAD by Terry Hokenson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Educators will appreciate the non-stereotypical teenage female character and could successfully pair this novel with Gary Paulsen's Hatchet in a thematic unit on survival. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Weather through the initially chilly intra-familial relationships, tinny dialogue and unfamiliar-sounding names to learn how Willa Raedl, 17, survives her plane crash in a snowy wilderness. Read full book review >