Search Results: "Alison Marie Behnke"


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UP FOR SALE by Alison Marie Behnke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This slim volume makes clear the grinding reality of the cheapest labor and presents a welcome chance to act. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
"At any given time, up to 20 to 27 million people around the world are believed to be victims of some form of human trafficking." Or you could call it slavery. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A good first volume for a new generation of John Lennon fans. (source notes, bibliography, for further information, index, about the author) (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Twin narratives converge in New York City on December 8, 1980, when John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman. Read full book review >

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RACIAL PROFILING by Alison Marie Behnke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A courageous historical examination of one of the most critical civil rights issues of our time. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Not shying away from the historic legacies of U.S. racism and recent high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color, Behnke explores the roots, multiple manifestations, and consequences of this ongoing form of social injustice. Read full book review >

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THE MOON MAN by Gerda Marie Scheidl
by Gerda Marie Scheidl, translated by J. Alison James, illustrated by Wilkon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1994

"Wilk¢n sets the action in a lush and lovely dream world; his smiling, pink-cheeked Moon Man is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An engaging fantasy about a cheery, moon-faced figure that slips from a picture little Marion has drawn and hung above her bed and goes out into the night. Read full book review >

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LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH THE HORSES by Alison Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Very well done indeed. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Aussie Lester crafts a believable wartime adventure loosely based on the World War II rescue of the Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna's Spanish Riding School. Read full book review >

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CAT AMONG THE CABBAGES by Alison  Bartlett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"With a persistent momentum and punctuated by flaps that add mystery and drama, this is robust preschooler fare; the yarn-bright explosions of color in the illustrations only add to the frolic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This fold-out book—from the illustrator of Vivian French's Oliver's Vegetables (1995)—is notable for a number of reasons, not the least for its gorgeous, color-drenched illustrations. Read full book review >

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TESSA SNAPS SNAKES by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A concept book that is as entertaining as it is instructive. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The seven kids in Rosie Sips Spiders (1989) are back, each behaving in his or her unique way: different things make them laugh; they have seven secrets and seven fears, and each has a special way to earn pocket money and to send messages. Read full book review >

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FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >

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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 >