Search Results: "Anna Keesey"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CENTURY by Anna Keesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Keesey writes lyrically and examines the ferocity of frontier life with an unromantic and penetrating gaze."
The title refers to a little town in the midst of the vastness of Oregon, where at the turn of the 20th century, sheepmen and cattlemen vie for grazing territory as well as for the love of 18-year-old Esther Chambers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BON VOYAGE by Anna Alter
by Anna Alter, illustrated by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Each friend finds what he or she is looking for by traveling, including the fact that there is no place quite as sweet as home, in this sympathetic tale. (Fiction. 5-8) "
Mili and her Sprout Street friends go to Paris. Read full book review >