Search Results: "Todd Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW by Christopher  Healy
Released: April 29, 2014

"Part screwball comedy, part sly wit and all fun. (Fantasy. 8 & up)"
The members of the League of Princes, good-hearted if only semicompetent heroes, are dubbed outlaws when accused of murder most foul! Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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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)"

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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THE THANKFUL BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Parr focuses his simplistic childlike art and declarative sentences on gratitude for the pleasures and wonders of a child's everyday life. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Roar on! (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this crowd-pleasing portrait gallery, 14 burly, rugged, cartoon trucks pose against monochromatic, minimally detailed backgrounds, accompanied by equally muscular captions: "Monster trucks! / Monster trucks! / Big bulldozer trucks. / Scraping and shoveling / with a sneering tooth blade, / leveling the earth / for the roads to be laid." Read full book review >

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LOVE THE WORLD by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Can love change the world? Here's hoping. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lots of things to love are presented in bright, bold pictures. Read full book review >