Search Results: "Thomas Docherty"


BOOK REVIEW

TO THE BEACH by Thomas Docherty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"No sunscreen is needed to enjoy these selections. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Spare language and charming art take a young boy on a wondrous, imaginary beach adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASH-A-BYE BEAR by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Muck and mess make good, clean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to filthy, sticky, beloved stuffed animals everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SCARY MONSTER by Thomas Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Best read to younger, less-questioning, more-elastic minds; older audiences will wonder just what gives with the odd shift in perspective. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Big Scary Monster, a square of blue hair with large hands and googly eyes, lives on a mountaintop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY BOOK KNIGHT by Helen Docherty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A sweet tale about the power of story, just right for nascent fans of Redwall. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an homage to reading that also recalls The Story of Ferdinand, the power of words is extolled in rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2007

"Docherty demonstrates, a bit murkily, that the Khyber Pass remains central to the transmission of cultures, religions and weaponry throughout the region."
Strategic history of the 30-mile stretch within the White Mountains that forms an uneasy border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RHYMING DUST BUNNIES by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Put away your cleaning supplies for a little messy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This dynamic quartet of dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted and Bob, have quite the flair for rhyming words—except for anxious Bob, who is wisely more concerned about their perilous surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL NUMBERS by Thomas Flintham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Not an essential purchase, but this playful romp from one to 10 with a whale, lions, blue bears, pink elephants, crocodiles, pandas, foxes, penguins, parrots, and monkeys keeps the learning light. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text and cartoony creatures careen across the sturdy pages of this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOMENT IN TIME by Thomas Hegbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A sumptuous take on the perspective-broadening notion of simultaneity in an attention-grabbing format. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A round-the-world trip in pictures through each of our planet's 39 time zones. Read full book review >