Search Results: "Andrea Alban Gosline"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While there is no doubt that humanity can learn much from trees and their interactions with their environments, this gooey treatment does not come close to effectively conveying those lessons. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A muddled celebration of trees falls victim to soggy sentiment. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The gentle rhymes and luminous artwork reminiscent of Helen Ward will soothe even the most difficult of personalities, making this a good bedtime choice. (Picture book. 0-4)"
Gosline and Bossi's latest collaboration is an ideal gift for a newborn. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S WAR by Andrea Alban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A delightfully textured—but confusingly rushed—glimpse at a little-remembered period of Jewish history. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
It's 1937, and Anya is becoming accustomed to Shanghai. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK by Andrea Pyros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Slightly bland, though valuable for its portrayal of a young person living with serious food allergies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The start of seventh grade is supposed to be filled with excitement for Nina and her best friend, Brianna, but Nina suddenly finds herself adrift when Brianna ditches her for a new, more sophisticated and ultracool best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RISE by Andrea Cremer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still exciting. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This second prequel to the popular Nightshade werewolf series keeps the action moving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR MAKERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bold chapter numbers are backed with strips of bear pattern-pieces with handwritten directions, a subtle motif that resembles the pieces of a crumbling family. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Many stories about World War II experiences are personalized via handed-down accounts from relatives, and Cheng's novel, set in postwar Budapest, is no exception, as her grandmother was the original bear maker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONEYSUCKLE HOUSE by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2004

"Honesty and subtlety co-exist in Cheng's thoughtful, never-didactic writing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This deft character-driven story about two ten-year-old girls rings with clarity. Read full book review >