Search Results: "Tim Hopgood"


BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR HOPPY! by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Just the ticket for a little bit of learning on a cold winter day when spring seems far away. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little ones can explore spring and their five senses along with bunny Hoppy in Hopgood's latest concept book. Read full book review >

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WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >

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WOW! SAID THE OWL by Tim Hopgood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A solid concept book, but probably without the staying power or punch of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or Freight Train. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious owl stays awake all day long and is astounded at all the colors she sees. Read full book review >

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FABULOUS FROGS by Martin Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Most frog books focus on life cycle; this one nicely highlights diversity instead. (Nonfiction picture book 3-6)"
An overview of the fantastic variety found among the over 5,000 frog species of the world. Read full book review >

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WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND by Felix Bernard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As picturesque, nostalgic, and quaint as the happiest of holiday memories. (lyrics, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this visual interpretation of a classic holiday song as sung by Peggy Lee, Hopgood strings together a beautiful, wintry chain of family pleasures. Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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LUCKY GIRL by Mei-Ling Hopgood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2009

"A wise, moving meditation on the meaning of family, identity and fate."
Buenos Aires-based journalist Hopgood looks back at her reconnection with the Chinese parents who gave her up for adoption. Read full book review >

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IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >