Renee McGrath http://mtpr.org en Children's Graphic Novel Book Review: 'Squish: Game On!' by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm http://mtpr.org/post/childrens-graphic-novel-book-review-squish-game-jennifer-l-holm-and-matthew-holm <p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780307982995"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Squish: Game On!</span></strong></a></p><p>by <a href="http://www.jenniferholm.com/">Jennifer L. Holm</a> and <a href="http://www.matthewholm.net/">Matthew Holm</a></p><p><a href="http://www.randomhousekids.com/">Random House</a> 2013</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:11:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 8661 at http://mtpr.org Children's Graphic Novel Book Review: 'Squish: Game On!' by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Picture Book Review: 'Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope' http://mtpr.org/post/picture-book-review-cowboy-boyd-and-mighty-calliope <p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780375870569"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope</span></strong></a></p><p>by <a href="http://lisamoserbooks.com/">Lisa Moser</a></p><p>illustrated by <a href="http://www.sebastiaanvandoninck.be/">Sebastiaan Van Doninck</a></p><p><a href="http://www.randomhousekids.com/">Random House</a>, 2013</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:14:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 8320 at http://mtpr.org Picture Book Review: 'Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope' Picture Book Review: 'Big Bear's Big Boat' by Eve Bunting http://mtpr.org/post/picture-book-review-big-bears-big-boat-eve-bunting <p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780618585373"><strong>Big Bear's Big Boat</strong></a></p><p>by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_Bunting">Eve Bunting</a></p><p>illustrated by <a href="http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/carpenter.html">Nancy Carpenter</a></p><p><a href="http://www.hmhbooks.com/hmh/site/hmhbooks/kids">Clarion Books</a>, 2013</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:11:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 7978 at http://mtpr.org Picture Book Review: 'Big Bear's Big Boat' by Eve Bunting Young Adult Book Review: 'Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer' by Katie Alender http://mtpr.org/post/young-adult-book-review-marie-antoinette-serial-killer-katie-alender <p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780545468091"><strong>Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer</strong></a></p><p>by <a href="http://katiealender.com/bio/">Katie Alender</a></p><p><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/bookpublishing.htm">Point (Scholastic)</a>, 2013</p><p>I am not generally a big fan of young adult suspense or murder mysteries, but with a title like <em>Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer</em>, I had to read this book.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 7673 at http://mtpr.org Young Adult Book Review: 'Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer' by Katie Alender Young Adult Book Review: 'Mojo' by Tim Tharp http://mtpr.org/post/young-adult-book-review-mojo-tim-tharp <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Mojo</strong></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by </span><a href="http://timtharp.wordpress.com/about/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Tharp</a></p><p><a href="http://aaknopf.tumblr.com/">Alfred A. Knopf</a>, 2013</p><p>When Dylan's friend Randy eggs on some bullies that throw litter at them from the window of a passing car, Dylan decides to hide in a nearby dumpster... never expecting that he will find the dead body of one of his classmates in there with him!</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 7321 at http://mtpr.org Young Adult Book Review: 'Mojo' by Tim Tharp Picture Book Review: 'The Birthday Queen' by Audrey and Don Wood http://mtpr.org/post/picture-book-review-birthday-queen-audrey-and-don-wood <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780545414746">The Birthday Queen</a></strong></p><p>by <a href="http://www.audreywood.com/audrey-wood,-don-wood,-and-bruce-wood/audrey-woods-biography">Audrey</a> and <a href="http://www.audreywood.com/audrey-wood,-don-wood,-and-bruce-wood/childrens-book-illustrator-don-woods-biography">Don Wood</a></p><p><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/bookpublishing.htm">The Blue Sky Press</a>, 2013</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 6669 at http://mtpr.org Picture Book Review: 'The Birthday Queen' by Audrey and Don Wood Picture Book Review: 'Animals Upside Down' by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page http://mtpr.org/post/picture-book-review-animals-upside-down-steve-jenkins-robin-page <p></p><p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780547341279" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><strong>Animals Upside Down</strong></em></a></p><p>by <a href="http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com/">Steve Jenkins</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/hmh/site/hmhbooks/authordetails?authorName=Robin%20Page">Robin Page</a></p><p><a href="http://www.hmhbooks.com/hmh/site/hmhbooks/kids">Houghton Mifflin Books for Children</a>, 2013&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 5997 at http://mtpr.org Picture Book Review: 'Animals Upside Down' by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page Picture Book Review: 'Bugs in My Hair' by David Shannon http://mtpr.org/post/picture-book-review-bugs-my-hair-david-shannon <p></p><p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780545143134"><em><strong>Bugs in My Hair! </strong></em></a>by <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/david-shannon">David Shannon</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/bookpublishing.htm">The Blue Sky Press</a>, 2013&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:11:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 5996 at http://mtpr.org Picture Book Review: 'Bugs in My Hair' by David Shannon Children's Book Review: 'In a Blink' by Kiki Thorpe http://mtpr.org/post/childrens-book-review-blink-kiki-thorpe <p><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780736427944"><em><strong>In a Blink</strong></em></a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">by <a href="http://www.randomhousekids.com/authors-illustrators/detail/21#.Uega-42sg9U">Kiki Thorpe</a></span></p><p>illustrated by <a href="http://www.janachristy.com/">Jana Christy</a></p><p><a href="http://www.randomhousekids.com/">Random House</a> 2013</p><p><em>In a Blink</em> is the first book in Disney's new early reader chapter book series, <em>The Never Girls</em>.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 5535 at http://mtpr.org Children's Book Review: 'In a Blink' by Kiki Thorpe Young Adult Book Review: 'Burning' by Elana K. Arnold http://mtpr.org/post/young-adult-book-review-burning-elana-k-arnold <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><a href="http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/book/9780385743341">Burning</a></em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">by </span><a href="http://elanakarnold.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Elana K. Arnold</a></p><p><a href="http://atrandom.com/our-imprints/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Delacorte Press</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 2013</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Renee McGrath 5532 at http://mtpr.org Young Adult Book Review: 'Burning' by Elana K. Arnold