Search Results: "Annie with Zhu Xiaojian and Lorin Bruckner Coburn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2007

"A great accompaniment to guides offering more in-depth histories."
A guide for travelers seeking the ancient in modern Beijing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE AND HELEN by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The story of this remarkable pair does not grow old, and here is a charming way to learn it for the first time. (author's note; list of acknowledgments, print and online sources) (Picture book biography. 5-10)"
A clear, simple narrative retells a powerful story of determination and triumph for a team of two: Anne Sullivan and her famous student, Helen Keller. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Four more emergent-reader episodes featuring little Annie, her "big, big brother," Simon, and bucketloads of sibling togetherness. Read full book review >

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ANNIE AND SIMON by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"O'Neill's first solo effort in some years is well worth adding to the first-chapter-book collection. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Talkative, inquisitive preschooler Annie and her much-older brother Simon are a good team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND ANNIE MCPHEE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's not much new under the sun, or in the sea, but a bouncy rhythm—and full-on shouted conclusion—can't be beat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two curious monkeys think they are alone on an island in the middle of the sea. Read full book review >

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A PRAIRIE DAY WITH ANNIE by Michelle Fattig
Released: June 1, 2007

"An informative primer on a frustrating topic, but uneven editing detracts from the text."
A child of indeterminate age endures life with Attention Deficit Disorder and learns to cope with the help of her mother, medication and a school-support group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAPPLED ANNIE AND THE TIGRISH by Mary McCallum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both cinematic and pleasingly literary, this will keep readers entranced. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
In this exceptional debut novel for middle graders, Annie's quest to retrieve a blown-away birds' nest becomes more magical, dangerous and urgent than she ever anticipated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AXLE ANNIE AND THE SPEED GRUMP by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Type-A lead foot Rush Hotfoot is the nemesis of Axle Annie's school bus in Pulver's droll poke at all those drivers who feel a creeping road rage when they get stuck behind Big Yellow, the vehicle that can't get off its brakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAIT AND SEE, ANNIE LEE by Michelle Curry Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2001

"Starts out fresh and funny, then turns awfully cute awfully fast. Still, the story is entertaining, and the author has a talent for quirky characterization."
Amusing if overextended debut about the misadventures of a Colorado waitress. Read full book review >

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WILLA AND OLD MISS ANNIE by Berlie Doherty
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Astutely observed, elegantly crafted, and easily read, these thoughtful stories deserve a place beside Phillipa Pearce's A Dog So Small and Dick King-Smith's Sophie books. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A fine author who won Carnegie medals in both 1987 and 1992 for YA novels re-creates the sensibilities of a young child in three linked stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA MUFFINS AND OTHER STORIES by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Welcome back, Annie and Simon. (Early reader. 7-9)"
A glimpse at sibling love in a book for newly independent readers, the third Annie and Simon book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE AND BO AND THE BIG SURPRISE by Elizabeth Partridge
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"It's fun having friends no matter what the circumstances, and part of that fun could be reading this together, with its voice parts—veritable bursts of prose—for an amiable duet. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Partridge's (Oranges on Golden Mountain, p. 56, etc.) story is sweet and gentle and, if it is not highly (or even remotely) original, it will give beginning readers some fast-clipping exercise. Read full book review >