Search Results: "Annika Dunklee"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS ELIZABETH! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Don't call her Betsy. Read full book review >

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ME, ME, ME by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A pleasing morality tale on the importance of friendship and teamwork. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bespectacled, brown-skinned English-speaker Annie, white Swede Lillemor, and dark-complected Francophone Lilianne are back again as Dunklee and Smith team up in this follow-up to Me Too! (2015). Read full book review >

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ME, TOO! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"With its familiar themes and fizzy text, this is one both listeners and readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Annie is worried when her best friend, Lillemor, befriends Lilianne, the new girl at school. Read full book review >

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ANNIKA RIZ, MATH WHIZ by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For number lovers and phobics alike—this bighearted series has something for everyone. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Annika loves numbers. Read full book review >

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DEEP SEA by Annika Thor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers who have come to love Stephie will be glad to see her world expand. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The third installment in a proposed quartet of books about Stephie's experiences as a Jewish refugee in Sweden during World War II that began with Batchelder-winning Faraway Island (2009) and honor book The Lily Pond (2011). Read full book review >

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CANTO FAMILIAR by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nelson debuts with scenes—homey, comfortable, bright—that make the book even more accessible. (Poetry. 8-12)"
This humorous, tender collection of 25 poems and full-color linocuts about the daily life of Mexican-American children is a companion book to Soto's Neighborhood Odes (1992). Read full book review >

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A FARAWAY ISLAND by Annika Thor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2009

"Straightforwardly told in the present tense and easier for tender hearts than the brutal stories of concentration camps, this still conveys the reality of war and the suffering of those displaced by it. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
At the onset of World War II, Jewish Stephanie and her younger sister, Nellie, are sent to a Swedish island to live with separate host families while they await their parents' visas to America. Read full book review >

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COLORS OF ME by Brynne Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The book has its heart in the right place, but its mind is too clearly focused on adult agendas and preoccupations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Barnes' earnest, rather oblique text interrogating the use of colors as labels for people is at odds with its playful, naive collage art. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DZIADZIU by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"A wonderfully mature story, full of humanity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Gabriella listens to her grandmother's stories of Poland, immigrant life in America, and dancing with her handsome young husband, Dziadziu, in an enchanting, life-affirming story that's as iridescent as the glimmer between life and death. Read full book review >

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PI IN THE SKY by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Science and absurdity frolic together to gleeful effect. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Astrophysics and cosmology play around with haphazard cheer in an experimental comedy that could be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"An entertaining debut that's just what the doctor ordered."
Sinister forces stop at nothing to squelch a medical breakthrough in this adrenalized thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOMBER by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"A few pleasantly different Swedish details (e.g., you can buy Christmas glogg, a nonalcoholic mulled wine, from street vendors) in a competent page-turner that moves fast to a clumsy end."
Routine woman-in-periler ("the most successful book ever published in Sweden," we're told) pits an aggressive journalist against a mad bomber haunting Stockholm's Olympic Village. Read full book review >