Entries Tagged as 'Kristin Wald'

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo

December 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Putting an active spin on the Monster-In-The-Closet story, The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, written and illustrated by Drew Weing, humanizes monsters and presents kids with challenging and irresistible adventures. Readers follow Charles, a reluctant transplant to Echo City, as he grumbles about his new home while discovering local secrets even longtime residents don’t […]

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Mighty Jack

September 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD As big fans of the Zita the Spacegirl series, as well as Little Robot, our entire family was excited to receive Ben Hatke’s new graphic novel, Mighty Jack. I’d read that it was loosely based on Jack & The Beanstalk, but from the first page it was clear the story had a life of its own. […]

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Over on a Mountain

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Families and classrooms familiar with the traditional counting song “Over in the Meadow” will love trying out this creative version that can be read or sung. Author and educator Marianne Berkes has several versions on this theme, and Over on a Mountain is a beautiful and worthy addition to the collection. With […]

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Noisy Bird Sing-Along

January 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Most children learn that birds TWEET and occasionally QUACK. But John Himmelman’s Noisy Bird Sing-Along will expand their bird vocabulary with its fully illustrated pages. This is a colorful, fun, active book for children to practice bird sounds and to learn about different types of feathered friends. Every two-page section focuses on […]

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