Search Results: "Thierry Cruvellier"


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THE MASTER OF CONFESSIONS by Thierry Cruvellier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cruvellier is an extremely articulate and compassionate observer to a country and its people plunged through the rings of hell."
With chilling clarity, a veteran international journalist delineates the totalitarian ideology and horrific crimes of the leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Read full book review >

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PLEASE AND THANK YOU  by Thierry Bedouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Straightforward and didactic, this is the book to reach for (no grabbing, please!) when a child needs a reminder about manners. (Board book. 2-4)"
In this companion Pull and Play title to Time for Bed (2017), author Bedouet brings social skills and good manners to the fore in this board book with sturdy pull-tabs. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED by Thierry Bedouet
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Although it's been done before, this simple book models an ideal bedtime routine for both children and caregivers. (Board book. 1-4)"
Originally published in France, this basic board book with sturdy tabs details those moments at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1990

What forces are responsible for disasters such as the Union Carbide Bhopal accident, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Hinsdale fire that shut down Chicago's telecommunications in 1988? Read full book review >

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HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This winning, consistently funny, smartly silly adventure could be one of Nate's kooky gadgets, a middle-grade reading attractor. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Sixth-graders Delphine and Nate, aided by Nate's talking dog, Bosper, evade the Red Death Tea Society, an evil organization that excels at both death and brewing, while trying to capture Proton, the family cat, which Nate made both gigantic and invisible. Read full book review >

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SAM IS NEVER SCARED by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Robberecht's text is the perfect springboard for conversations with young children about fear, bravery, teasing and peer pressure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sam isn't afraid of anything, except letting his friends know that he's sometimes scared. Read full book review >

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SIX CHICKS by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat (2015) will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Having "stabilized Nothingness" with gravity waves, supergenius Nate Bannister has created an Infinite Engine, and the nefarious Red Death Tea Society is naturally out to get it. Read full book review >

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SAM’S NEW FRIEND by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Could adults ask for more in a character? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sam the wolf is back for his third outing, this time learning lessons about friendship and peer pressure. Read full book review >

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BACK INTO MOMMY’S TUMMY by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Engagingly silly yet compassionate, this is a perfect tale to present to soon-to-be or fledging siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A five-year-old girl presents her mother with an unusual birthday request in this insightful tale from Robberecht. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO FELL OUT OF A BOOK by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Attractive and initially inventive but ultimately lacking in substance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a toothy black wolf falls out of a book in a little girl's overstuffed library, he learns that real life can be much scarier than fiction. Read full book review >

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SAM TELLS STORIES by Thierry Robberecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"With its pat ending and lack of consequences, this is perfect for the youngest children as a gentle introduction to storytelling and its downfalls. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's second outing after Sam is Never Scared (2006) addresses kids' proclivity for telling stories. Read full book review >