Search Results: "Amy C. Fechtmann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTTERFLY BOOK by Marine Locatelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Despite a few problems, Paolo's story is presented dynamically enough to keep even non-Francophile readers engaged. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A boy's loneliness in a new home is cured in unexpected ways when writings of his get loose in this ode to passionate young writers. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET SONG OF THE WORLD by Cathy Dutruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"A celebration of untamed individualism that founders for a lack of musical swing and interactive immersion. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A lovely ode to sailing your ship to the poetry within you that nonetheless manages to subvert itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD FAMILY by Seo Hajin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A welcome introduction to a writer of substance hitherto unknown to readers outside Korea."
Assured, thoughtful stories of daily life in modern Korea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2014

"An invaluable guide to acquiring the kind of bedside manner that fosters happier and healthier patients, not to mention gratified health care providers."
A handy guide for health care professionals seeking to improve patient communication and care. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY OLD PAL, OSCAR by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Hest and Bates' previous joint dog project, The Dog Who Belonged to No One (2008), was a more tender and effective narrative. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at the beach, a black-and-white puppy huddles under the pier until it spots a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"'Outcast' middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective. (Graphic novel. 9-14)"
Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POPULARITY PAPERS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Alternately poignant and uproarious, this is a satisfying addition to the tween genre. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This piquant tale chronicles a duo's campaign to improve their social position prior to junior high. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >