Search Results: "Wendy McClure"


BOOK REVIEW

WANDERVILLE by Wendy McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Perhaps it's intended as a fiction tie-in to Common Core Curriculum studies, but it's not at all successful, compelling or memorable. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1904, three children from New York City's Lower East Side are sent to Kansas on an orphan train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON TRACK FOR TREASURE by Wendy McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"The ending points the resilient Wanderville kids toward California, ensuring another adventure for fans. (Historical fiction. 8-12)<"
The kids of Wanderville (2014) are back riding the rails after the sheriff of Whitmore, Kansas, finds their makeshift home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M NOT THE NEW ME by Wendy McClure
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2005

"Bridget Jones-style endearing self-deprecation."
The premise: Every reader has a fat-girl story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"Many others have made the same pilgrimage, but not, perhaps, with such a winning mix of humor and painless introspection."
BUST magazine columnist and children's-book editor McClure (I'm Not the New Me, 2005, etc.) takes an engaging road trip in search of a remembered "Laura World." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A CAT by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Purrrrfect for beginning readers and little artists with an eye for fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A watchful kitten shadows a big cat to learn the fundamentals of feline life. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS DONKEY by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The gifted illustrator of several of her father Paul Coltman's books (Witch Watch, 1989) relates a simple tale of her own, one with unusual resonance. Read full book review >

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"These soulful images never feel static—an amazing feat for such a deliberate, painstaking medium. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Readers join a mother and child on their trip to the farmers market, meeting vendors and learning how they prepare their goods for sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR HIGH TIDE by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"The tide has brought an extraordinary book to our shores. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A child waits for the tide to rise, working alongside Mama and Papa to construct a log raft and observing coastal creatures the whole long, hot while. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLE by Nikki McClure
Kirkus Star
by Nikki McClure, illustrated by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This deconstructed lesson in plant regeneration, composting and life cycles will reach apple-eating readers of many ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Primitive-looking cut-paper illustrations depict an apple's travels from tree to kitchen to backpack to picnic and eventually into soil, where it takes root as a new seedling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A solid, if additional, purchase. (introduction, bibliography) (Folklore. 6-9)"
Plainly told, these nine Korean folktales include some well-known tales found in the relatively small number of other picture books and anthologies available in English. Read full book review >

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MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? by Nikki McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"When summer finally explodes, bringing juicy berries and abundant sunshine, mother and boy luxuriate in a baby pool, glad to have made the journey together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy asks again and again, "Is it summer yet?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM FINGER by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An erratic adventure with compelling moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In McClure's (Selkie, 1999, etc.) wintry and whimsical tale a girl mourns her dead cat in spite of her brother's protests. Read full book review >