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 >

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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

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

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 >

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STEAMBOAT ANNIE AND THE THOUSAND-POUND CATFISH by Catherine Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A showstopper. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ill-tempered, big as a bus, and just not a music lover, Ernie the catfish comes down like a hammer on the tune-loving Ohio River town of Pleasant, chomping on Cherry's ferry, Tom Sawyer's raft, Doc's dock, and even the local church. Read full book review >