Search Results: "Anna Claybourne"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A rich source of terrors both real and manufactured, equally effective in broad daylight or beneath the bedcovers. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A compendium of paranormal doings, natural horrors, and eerie wonders worldwide and (in several senses) beyond. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE BALLERINA? by Anna Claybourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Both balletomanes and seek-and-find lovers should enjoy this performing-arts variation on a popular picture-book game. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Waltz away, Waldo—it's a ballerina we're looking for. Read full book review >

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FIVE STORIES by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Here's hoping that in the next Sprout Street tales there are fewer words and more action, which will help young readers connect with these characters. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Five neighbors learn to live together in their apartment building despite their differences. Read full book review >

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ONE THOUSAND THINGS by Anna Kövecses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"Not a radical departure from similar primary-level catalogs but still useful for building both verbal and visual working vocabularies. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Familiar figures and concepts depicted in a simple graphic style invite very young children to catalog and identify many of the items they might encounter in their everyday worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA MAD AT MAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Adorable and endearing Llama Llama, who made his first appearance in Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama (2005), returns, this time throwing a temper tantrum at the Shop-O-Rama. Read full book review >

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NOBUNNY’S PERFECT by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"That humor helps to sweeten the message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dewdney's whimsical primer of good manners for little ones is bound to elicit giggles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Overall, the package lacks the pizzazz that will truly get kids excited about the projects or the science that will compel them to recycle. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
What can be done with an unmatched flip-flop, a raggedy T-shirt and an old tin can? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS AND FAIRY by Anna Pignataro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"All sweet and no spice provides a sugary overdose in this consumerist fantasy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saccharine, sparkly and overwhelmingly pink, this selection seems calculatedly aimed at some of the retail industry's hottest market: little girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANCINE’S DAY by Anna Alter
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Though austere, their tranquility kindles warmth to bring readers comfort in their ennui. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Suggesting that even toddlers have bad days, Alter's story is balanced with equal measures of gravity and levity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA, LLAMA RED PAJAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Dewdney's tale is bound to become a comical classic oft-requested at bedtime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dewdney's authorial debut is an uproariously funny tale detailing the true events that occur between lights out and when a wee one actually falls asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRY UP, ALFIE! by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Some days parents end up a crumpled heap on the floor—Alfie shows why! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous crocodile does not want to get dressed in the morning. Read full book review >