Search Results: "Tom Leigh"


BOOK REVIEW

GROVER AND BIG BIRD'S PASSOVER CELEBRATION by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Utterly artless but familiar; good for families whose children are nuts for Muppets. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The well-known Sesame Street characters visit Israel and impart information about the Passover holiday and story while on their way to a seder at the home of friends Avigail and Brosh. Read full book review >

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IT'S A MITZVAH, GROVER! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Mitzvahs galore for Muppet lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Can a book do its job too well? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGUS AND SADIE by Cynthia Voigt
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sweet, with more depth than is usual in such stories, despite the dogs' unevenly human behavior. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This unexpectedly simple tale illustrates a year on a farm through the eyes of dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHALOM EVERYBODEEE! by Tilda Balsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Dedicated viewers of the show will be thrilled with the book. Other readers might enjoy it more with Grover around to act it out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The best way to experience this book is to find someone who does a really good Grover impression for a read-aloud. Read full book review >

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8 WONDER WOMAN BOOKS TO READ AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE
by Thea James

"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


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A THIEF, A SPY, AND A CON—HAPPY SIGH!
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s been a long time since I binge read anyone, but The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner recently became available on audio, and I scooped it up.

I’ve heard about this series for years, from people all over, and I expected it would be good given the many accolades it’s received, but I didn’t expect it would be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD TOM’S HOLIDAY by Leigh Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Old Tom is not the most congenial or mannerly cat, but his owner Angela Throgmorton loves him dearly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROLL SWAP by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Family...is right where we belong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND JUST ONE BEAR by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Cute, but readers may wonder how a bear who grew up in the cottage that Goldilocks visited could have not a 'crumb-of-a-clue' about porridge, chairs and beds. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-8)"
A sequel to the traditional fairy tale finds a bear lost in a big city. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE SNOOZEBOX by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"An abundance of visual activity adds to the overall confusion and challenge of following Boris. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A homeless kitty seeking a catnap takes some unexpected side trips before settling down. Read full book review >