Search Results: "Alison Formento"


BOOK REVIEW

THESE ROCKS COUNT! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Those wishing to share the natural world with kids should begin with Ellen Stoll Walsh and then move on to works by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mr. Tate's class disappoints their fans with this outing to Rocky Ridge Mountain and a look at the ways people use rocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THESE BEES COUNT! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"After learning all about how bees count, readers will be counting on Mr. Tate's class to give them another environmental armchair trip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Formento and Snow successfully collaborate again (This Tree Counts! 2010) as the environmentally aware Mr. Tate takes his class on a field trip to Busy Bee Farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THESE SEAS COUNT! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The information is important, but the presentation is depressing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Mr. Tate's class helps with beach cleanup, they learn about the importance of the ocean and listen to a tally of sea creatures, from one to 10. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS TREE COUNTS! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Paired with one of Ellen Stoll Walsh's Dot and Jabber adventures or one of Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's books, this will suit many audiences. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With a cleverly worded title, Formento combines a counting book with the environmental message that every tree matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWIGS by Alison Ashley Formento
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"Like many of its characters, imperfect but earnest. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a charming if sometimes over-the-top small-town drama, Madeline "Twigs" Henry navigates family secrets, boyfriend troubles and a friendship with a spirited older woman. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

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BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE AND DOG by Alison Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A sweet choice for dog lovers, active children or anyone searching for a friend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This effervescent boy-and-dog tale is worth making some room on the shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE BLUE by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"A beautiful if rather sprawling beach book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jay's distinctive media and style combine to present a wordless, fantastic beach story of adventure and compassion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY DAD! by Alison Ritchie
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"More and more titles are emerging that celebrate the special bond between fathers and their children; this one adds beautifully to that genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful and loving father and son spend a delightful day bonding together, from a wake-up nose tickle to a final nighttime cuddle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROW by Alison Paul
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Younger and more timorous audiences will appreciate the take-it-or-leave-it quality of the suspense. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Riffing on "The Raven" for her debut, Paul demonstrates that she's no Poe (yet, at least) when it comes to verse—but her shadowy, skewed-perspective paper-collage illustrations do create a properly brooding atmosphere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO THE ZOO by Alison Jay
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Children will delight in visiting this magical place, where the wacky animals are the well-deserved premier attraction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This whimsical zoo is a wonder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE WE THERE YET? by Alison Lester
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"North American kids will be left with both a far greater understanding of the varied wonders of Australia and a sense that their own homeland may offer similarly gorgeous possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A three-month odyssey around Australia forms this infectiously enthusiastic love letter to the author's homeland. Read full book review >