Search Results: "Amy Costales"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAYS ON FOURTH STREET/LOS DOMINGOS EN LA CALLE CUATRO by Amy Costales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"Nevertheless, this is a great selection for bilingual storytimes on Mexican Americans. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It is Sunday, and a young Hispanic girl is getting ready to spend the day with her mother, Uncle Armando, Aunt Pilar and her cousins Pepe and Edgar on historic Fourth Street—calle Cuatro—in Santa Ana, Calif. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T EAT THE BABY by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Who would have thought that threatened cannibalism could yield such a sweet and original little read in a market glutted with new-sibling stories? (Picture book. 3-7)"
They'll eat him up they love him so. Or so this new big brother fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX TAILS by Amy Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Four fable favorites cleverly repackaged. (author's note, morals) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four of Aesop's familiar fables feature wily fox shamelessly tricking his fellow creatures, followed by their gleeful retaliation, strung together in one continuous if episodic narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING MISS DARLENE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The illustrations alternate formats between multiple spot illustrations and full-page views of the young hippo performing, using a soft palette and a minimalist approach that suits the understated text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Darlene is a young hippo who wants to learn to act. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"What an orderly, likable family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her big apartment on N.Y.C.'s 86th Street, Nana prepares for her party as she does every year, with her daughters and their daughters, Maggie and Brette, coming the night before to help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TEENY TINY BABY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers—she just compares notes. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby is taken on a tour of Brooklyn Heights in this book written for the older brothers and sisters of new arrivals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGAINST THE ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)"
A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW FRIEND FOR SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A lively tale about the changing dynamics of friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Cole arrives, best friends Sparkle and Lucy learn to navigate friendship as a trio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

100 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"It is a book chock-full of fun—what more could one want? (Picture book. 3-8)"
Lollipop colors and utterly cheery simplicity make for a rousing read-aloud chant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >