Search Results: "33 Loretta Kids' Books"


BOOK REVIEW

2 TIGERS by Dorothy Thurgood Manning
written and illustrated by Dorothy Thurgood Manning, illustrated by Dorothy Thurgood Manning, developed by 33 Loretta Kids' Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2012

"This story is nothing to roar about. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
An unappealing, pedantic sibling story features two tiger sisters. Read full book review >

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CURLY HAIR, STRAIGHT HAIR by Dorothy Thurgood Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"For younger readers, it all comes together in an appealing, attractive and easy-to-follow app. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Multicultural, yet universal enough in its language and situations to appeal to any kid, this app is appealingly simple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

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33 MINUTES by Todd Hasak-Lowy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Occasional hand-lettered black-and-white sketches add to the appeal of this satisfying school story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Brainy seventh-grader Sam Lewis actually takes 1 hour and 35 minutes to let go of the idea that he and former best bud Morgan Sturtz can still be friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2010

"An attractive, well-written volume that, through the better activities, makes learning history a hands-on affair. (places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a clear and interesting biography of the 26th President, plus 21 activities to supplement the narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Indigo 33 by Susan Phoenix
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"An enticing, if off-kilter, tale that explores psychic phenomena."
A young woman realizes that she possesses special powers in this transformative novel. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR I FOR KIDS by R. Kent Rasmussen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a horrific war that unfortunately didn't turn out to be 'the war to end all wars.' (timeline, resources, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A comprehensive study of the Great War, emphasizing the changes the war brought and how it shaped our modern world. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO EAT YOUR BOOKS by Karin Lefranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Pass. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A zombie wreaks havoc in the library until he learns that books are to be read and shared—not eaten. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF WEATHER  by Karen de Seve
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Budding meteorologists have no shortage of introductory books from which to choose, but the clean design may help this one stand out. (parent tips, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
An inviting photographic guide to the strange and surprising state of air all around us. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

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KIDS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >