Search Results: "A Nickel A Trolley A Treasure House"


BOOK REVIEW

A NICKEL, A TROLLEY, A TREASURE HOUSE by Sharon Reiss Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A lovely way to see how the whole wide world can open like a flower if you know how to see. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Baker spins a gentle tale, based on a shard of her family history, about looking at art, and what can be seen there. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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A NICKEL BUYS A RHYME by Alan Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1993

"An inviting book to share. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-8)"
"Rhyme Time": "Grouches grumble./Gymnasts tumble./Cookies crumble./Bees bumble./...Do you have any/ rhymes for umble?" Read full book review >

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A SPECIAL TREASURE by Sam Loman
by Sam Loman, illustrated by Sam Loman, developed by Atmos BV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"More care with details and less outright commercialism would raise this app out of the ordinary (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
This pleasantly illustrated story app is marred by lack of attention to detail and an ending that entreats the viewer to buy additional apps. Read full book review >

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PABLO FINDS A TREASURE by Andrée Poulin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Poverty is difficult to grasp if one is not living it; this story may help nurture empathetic future generations. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy must salvage recyclable material from a mountain of trash in order to earn money for his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A generally satisfying but hardly spellbinding example of the how-I-overcame-my-handicap genre."
In these revealing memoirs, reconstructed some 30 years after the accident that changed his life, Fiffer (co-author, with Morris Dees, of Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi, 1993, etc.) shows what it is like to be different and recounts his long struggle to accept that difference and become whole. Read full book review >

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WHAT A TREASURE! by Jane Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2006

"The first effort from this husband and wife team plainly conveys with animals and nature the adage, 'one man's junk is another man's treasure' for early ages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The day that Mole gets his new shovel, he starts to dig for treasure despite his brother betting that he won't find any. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A CHOO-CHOO! by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A disappointing trip on a too-frequently-driven track. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden revisits the formula she found early success with in Peek-a Who? (2000). Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-WHO? by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
Released: April 1, 2000

"Companion book is Ready, Set, Go! (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic child's game of peek-a-boo becomes an exuberant guessing game in this compact, colorful board book from Laden (When Pigasso Met Mootisse, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE LIKE A LOTUS by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Nov. 12, 1984

"L'Engle attempts a lot here and accomplishes much of it, but readers may well jump ship before Polly heads for home."
An intricate, ultimately overdrawn story about sixteen-year-old Polly O'Keefe and her coming of age. Read full book review >