Search Results: "Alison Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY I LOVE MY DAD by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pap created for a Hallmark holiday—nothing more. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This little girl's dad may not be able to do some things, but he's good at what he can do. Read full book review >

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A NEW FRIEND FOR MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This will resonate with parents who are in denial about their progeny's consistently disruptive behavior. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little boy who disrupts the play of two girls and their pet cat finds redemption but no real consequences. Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH MARMALADE by Alison Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Expressive Marmalade with his large green eyes will definitely charm cat lovers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Maddy's absence, will Marmalade and Ella become friends? Read full book review >

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STAR BRIGHT by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An understated, appealing story with fine integration between the succinct text and imaginative illustrations. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This charming addition to the gifts-for-baby-Jesus theme imagines the origin of the bright star shining over Bethlehem at the Nativity. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"This is a beautiful reminder to all that these days will pass all too quickly and must be savored—the perfect gift for harried new parents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gentle look at the minutiae that make up life's learning moments and the importance they hold as building blocks for the future. 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.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOMEDAY by Alison McGhee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 27, 2007

"McGhee's homage to the unbroken bond that connects mothers to their children is a gift to share across generations. (Picture book. All ages)"
From a new mother's first moments with her infant to the seasoned perspective of a grandmother in the twilight of her life, McGhee triumphs in her tribute to the steadfast constancy of a mother's love. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE! by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The fascinating photographs are the strong point here, but the short paragraphs that explain the rituals and customs will tantalize readers to find out more. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The well-traveled author-photographer, who has provided many strongly individual portraits of peoples, now emphasizes similarities in the celebrations that humans have created for the seasons, births, deaths, weddings and histories. Read full book review >

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DOWN UNDER by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, she does a real service in presenting both groups as they have been; the books are handsome, appealing, and informative. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
One of two new volumes in a series Reynolds initiated in 1991 with books about the Himalayas and the Sahara. Read full book review >