Search Results: "Alice DeLaCroix"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURVIVE A TOTALLY BORING SUMMER by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Judy Moody and Stink fans will not be bored with this offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Randall has just finished third grade and is about to experience his first summer in Rushport since his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SURVIVE A TOTALLY BORING SUMMER by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Judy Moody and Stink fans will not be bored with this offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Randall has just finished third grade and is about to experience his first summer in Rushport since his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO OF THIRD GRADE by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Young readers looking for the next chapter book will find this just marginally acceptable. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Another transferring-to-a-new-school story for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST HORSE EVER by Alice DeLaCroix
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2010

"Despite its small faults, its heart is true, and this book will please every hopeful, horse-loving third-grade girl who picks it up. (Fiction. 7-10)"
For nine-year-old Abby, owning a horse—her OWN horse—is a certified dream come true. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE HATES THE NIGHT by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sparkling with clarity and replete with gentle humor, this straightforward selection is an excellent choice for lulling active toddlers off to sleep. (Picture book. 2-4) "
What to do when you aren't ready for sleep? Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ALICE MCDERMOTT
by Megan Labrise

The unsung nuns of early-20th-century Brooklyn—the Little Sisters of the Sick, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and company—are the worthy subjects of Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour.  

“There’s something beautiful and humble about the language that those orders chose, juxtaposed with their ambition: ‘We’re not going to sit here and knit socks, we’re going to go ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The elegant precision of both prose and painting will speak to young readers, bringing home complicated lessons about freedom, choice, and preparedness. (Folktale. 7-10)"
There's an audacious quality to Caldecott Honor-winning Provensen's (A Visit to William Blake's Inn, 1981) work, never more so than here, where she yokes together two Chinese stories, and uses Chinese painting as the inspiration for her oil on vellum images. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE IS READING THIS BOOK by Alice Priestley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The whole is a bit too wobbly—a conceit that never flies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A prince, "handsome as most and almost as clever," sulks because he wants to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN ANGEL by Alice Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Hoffman's other 'crossover' novels have been criticized as heavy-handed; here she shows a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In oblique response to the events of 9/11, Hoffman (Indigo, 2002, etc.) crafts this otherworldly tale of an orphan giving and receiving help in the wake of a massive disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM THE CAT by Alice Schertle
Released: March 1, 1999

"Children will rush to find cats, rabbits, mice, and T-rexes Buehner shows hiding in the rain puddles of a city street or the cracks of a broken headlight, posing as clouds or doubling as leaves in a field. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
PLB 0-688-13154-9 All aspects of the personality of a cat, no matter how maligned, are seen through a set of witty poems and pictures full of visual puns. Read full book review >