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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MADAME SQUIDLEY AND BEANIE by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Fans of Junebug will enjoy Beanie. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Beatrice Kingsley, Beanie, has spent the summer hanging out with her younger brother Jeremiah—Jerm—and their neighbor and Beanie's best friend Charles, who has to wear a back brace when at home. Read full book review >

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ADEM'S CROSS by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"The story is not a pretty one, but it makes some powerful points about innocent people caught up in ethnic struggles and the horrors of life under a totalitarian regime. (Fiction. 10+)"
Adem, a 14-year-old Albanian, lives in Kosovo, a former province of what was Yugoslavia and is now controlled by the cruel and capricious Serbian military. Read full book review >

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GIRL OF KOSOVO by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2001

"This difficult tale will give readers a sense of the sufferings of war and the emotional struggle needed to survive against a totalitarian state. (Fiction. 10-14)"
As in her novel Adem's Cross (1996), Mead portrays the horrors of the Balkan conflict, this time through the eyes of a young Albanian girl. Read full book review >