Search Results: "Wendy Grieb"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER NEEDS HIS SLEEP by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sure to be a welcome choice for the going-to-bed time that never seems to end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Czajak and Grieb (Monster Needs a Costume, 2013) pair up once again for a hilarious take on the many creative ways a monster attempts to avoid bedtime. Read full book review >

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MONSTER NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Save this for kids who will love Monster's scary demeanor—there should be many. (Picture book. 4-8)
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A little boy narrates the story of how he and the monster who lives at his house spend the day before Christmas together getting ready for the holiday. Read full book review >

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MONSTER NEEDS A COSTUME by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Given the jaunty flow of the story and the humorous details on every page, put this at the top of the list for unscary options come October. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to wear for trick-or-treating? The perennial dilemma stumps Monster, who takes costume suggestions from a helpful boy, who narrates this rhyming tale. Read full book review >

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MONSTER NEEDS TO GO TO SCHOOL by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A rhyming bullying tale with some worthwhile lessons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Monster and his little boy tackle Monster's first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T LICK THE DOG by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Eye-popping colors and exaggerated shapes with sharp edges are the defining characteristics of Wahman's distinctive illustrations for this how-to on meeting new canine friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUTE SWANS by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Without scientific names, sizes, or other vital statistics on the swans, this is an attractive title, though mostly for browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this entry in the Creatures in White series, glossy full- color photographs and a brief text document the life cycle of the mute swan, a European native that has been introduced into areas of the eastern US and Michigan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING AT OUR HOUSE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"A welcome addition to Watson's attractive holiday books. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A family prepares for and celebrates a traditional Thanksgiving, with relatives, old and young, coming from near and far. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS RIVER by Wendy Dunham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An honest look at faith and love. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old River worries that her missing parents might not know where to find her when she and her grandmother move away from their home, but it has been 10 years, and her grandmother is determined to move forward, leaving old memories and pain behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOCK by Wendy Delsol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The whole trilogy stands out for originality and great entertainment. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
The Stork trilogy ends in a whirlwind of Norse mythology as Katla tries to escape the deal she made in volume two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The net result is an entertaining, thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
The title says it all: Losing her cell phone triggers a cascade of ever-widening techno-disasters for Elly Pickering, the book's high-functioning Aussie protagonist. Read full book review >

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A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE by Wendy Mass
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This flaw (not unusual with first novels) aside, here is a quietly unusual and promising offering. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young teen whose world is filled with colors and shapes that no one else sees copes with the universal and competing drives to be unique and to be utterly and totally normal. Read full book review >