Search Results: "Todd Dakins"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARKY THE FIRE DOG by Don Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Serviceable—nothing more. (safety tips) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly Dalmatian assists firefighters and inspects homes for fire safety. Read full book review >

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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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BY THE GRACE OF TODD by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The 'to be continued' on the final page reads like a threat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can a kid who killed his hermit crab through neglect save a brand new civilization? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MEMORY OF TODD WOODS by Tom Taylor
Released: March 8, 2012

"A heartfelt yet unsentimental look at the lives and loves of American adolescents."
Two best friends navigate the emotional surprises and social hazards faced by modern teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
by Mark Todd, illustrated by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

BRAIN FREEZE! by Todd Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Only the very specific audience Clark has in mind will care, and even they may not care very much. ('fun facts and activities,' not seen) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In a series opener heavily sprinkled with references to butts, boogers and farting, a fourth-grader discovers that frozen treats give him superpowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EARTH BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"His approach to this complex topic is simple but not simplistic, and this introduction to the subject is both useful and entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parr adds to his successful series of easy-to-understand, vibrantly illustrated stories with this ecologically themed offering for younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEACHERS ROCK! by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Sure to reassure readers nervous about their own teachers-to-be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Parr turns his bold, vibrant colors and simple declarative sentences to teachers, looking at what they do and who they are. Read full book review >

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IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORNING DANCE by Todd Hannert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"He is utterly engaging even if, and perhaps because, he is a bit of a mystery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hannert's picture-book debut is an odd, though ultimately successful, combination of story and idiosyncratic artwork. Read full book review >