Search Results: "Timothy Penner"


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LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Fred Penner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A fine showcase, and a memorable children's debut, for Reichert. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like that cat, the song keeps coming back in a multitude of recorded and printed versions—but never in better company than here. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The Pilgrims' hardships and accommodations to the New World are revealed through their diet and changing lifestyle. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS by Lucille Recht Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"A good introduction to folklore for young fantasy lovers. (Folklore. 6-10)"
"Long ago, people believed in monsters. They thought there were monsters on land, in the sea, and in the sky. Read full book review >

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ICE WRECK by Lucille Recht Penner
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Still, kids do love disaster books, and this story has all the drawing power of a disaster without the unhappy ending (except for the poor sled dogs). (Easy reader/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The amazing Antarctic survival story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew is the basis for this transitional chapter book. Read full book review >

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I COULD READ THE SKY by Timothy O'Grady
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"A tale of sorrow, finely told and delicately illustrated."
The Chicago-born O'Grady (Motherland, 1990) and Britisher Pyke collaborate to form an unusually expressive book of visual and written images, photos enhancing the mournful, lyrical story of a musical Irishman's migration to England in search of fieldwork and other hard labor—and finding the love of his life only to lose her. Read full book review >

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A MAN WITH NO TIME by Timothy Hallinan
Released: July 22, 1993

"If you can handle the rough stuff: a lippy, fast-paced read."
Hard-boiled Simeon Grist (Incinerator, etc.) now rushes in to help longtime love Eleanor Chan when her niece and nephew are kidnapped for what seem (to Grist) inscrutable Chinese reasons—but clearly the Chan family knows something and clearly it involves Uncle Lo, also missing. Read full book review >