Search Results: "Anna Stothard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PINK HOTEL by Anna Stothard
Released: April 23, 2013

"Ignore the chick-lit-ish title. This story works hard to be worldly-wise and cool, and it sometimes succeeds."
Arriving in LA too late for the funeral of the mother she never knew, the tough-cookie teenage heroine of this moody, Orange Prize longlisted debut starts her own coming-of-age journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDRIA by Peter Stothard
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Don't try to categorize this book; just read it and let it flow over you."
A thoroughly enjoyable combination of history, autobiography, travel and general musings about Alexandria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SENECANS by Peter Stothard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Stothard is certainly a unique stylist, but the structure and mystifying detail of British politics and personalities may be a tough sell for many American readers."
Elegiac memoir of the Tories' heady heyday in the 1980s among the court of Margaret Thatcher. 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

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 >