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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Mysteries, menaces, and thrills for the skyward eye."
A first-rate science-writer (The Whole Shebang, 1997, etc.) delves into his lifetime passion for stargazing, and the result is essential reading for kindred spirits and all would-be astronomers. 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 >