Search Results: "Amanda Haley"


BOOK REVIEW

MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY by Elizabeth Winthrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"No monstrous creativity here, but fanciful fun as friends adapt to their new family roles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Maia and her lovable monster delight each night in spirited play until they lose their status as their parents' only offspring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Disappointing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
This gentle introduction to animal birth compares the eggs and babies of small and large birds, small and large mammals, chimps and human beings. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN’T SEE A DODO AT THE ZOO by Fred Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though flawed, this is a good introduction to the subject and will likely whet reader's appetites. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Ehrlich and Haley team up again in this informative exploration of extinct and endangered animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READING TO PEANUT by Leda Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Nicely captures the excitement of learning to read and write, complete with the feeling of accomplishment that ensues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning to read can be an adventure, as this determined little girl and her pup demonstrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALL-AMERICAN JUMP AND JIVE JIG by M.P. Hueston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Still, an energetic prompt to get young listeners up and moving—and, best possible outcome, inventing their own dances. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A chance to dance, all over the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN’T BUY A DINOSAUR WITH A DIME by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not for beginning savers or spenders. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ziefert offers a tale about saving, spending, and saving again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Point out the 'Let's Read and Find Out' series to children who want to probe a bit deeper. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Aiming to raise the consciousnesses of newly fledged readers about their sensoria, the prolific Ziefert presents a breezy tally of basic facts about smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL PRINCESS ISABEL EVER SAY PLEASE? by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"If silliness is what was aimed for, it sort of succeeds—but, if so, it is not silly enough. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What can you say when even the jacket blurb calls it "a lighthearted lesson in humility"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARK THE FIREFIGHTER by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Haley's amusing watercolors lighten up what could be a scary subject, but it's probably not the best choice for children who particularly fear fire. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In the town of Hardscrabble, volunteer firefighters aren't easy to come by. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Among the other excellent books available on the topic, this one lacks bones—it doesn't quite stand up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Ziefert provides a quick scan of the skeleton, organized along the old neck-bones-connected-to-the-shoulder-bone routine, with a lot of names of the bones, a few trivial asides—the topmost neck bone is called the Atlas, because it holds up the head—and not enough solid information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BLOSSOM PROMISE by Amanda Haley
Released: Oct. 2, 1987

"With its deeper, darker undercurrent of impending real changes as the Blossoms grow older, this is the series' 'concluding' volume; but it would be easy to forgive Byars for breaking that promise."
In her fourth book about the Blossoms, Byars gives us the best sort of sequel: an independent story that tells what happened next to favorite characters. Read full book review >