Search Results: "Barbara Brauner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC MISTAKE by Barbara Brauner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Quick-witted and spunky, Lacey beguiles readers in her second adventure. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The return of fairy godmother Katarina once again casts 12-year-old Lacey's life into disorder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLITTER TRAP by Barbara Brauner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Featuring zany escapades, madcap magic and a cantankerous fairy godmother, this effervescent series debut enchants. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A chance encounter with a fairy godmother with a penchant for glitter leads to merry mischief for 12-year-old Lacey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADÈLE & SIMON IN AMERICA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The repetitive narrative may pall on adult readers of the well-heeled pair's previous outing, but children have more tolerance for that sort of thing, and the elegant period visuals supply plenty of eye candy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Still channeling Kate Greenaway in the art, though adding her own vein of sly humor, McClintock recycles the plot of her award-winning Adèle and Simon (2006) across a much larger stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUBWAY MOUSE by Barbara Reid
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Seen from mouse-eye level, the grimy, wonderfully detailed setting adds a tongue-in-cheek air, as well as making a properly vivid backdrop for this intrepid venture into the unknown. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bits of real litter and found bric-a-brac in Reid's plasticine subterranean scenes add an air of authenticity to this grand tale of a mouse who leaves his cozy subway station nest to find the fabled "Tunnel's End." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An all-around laugh-out-loud delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
From Anansi the Spider to B'rer Rabbit, trickster tales appear in cultures the world over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONE by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Magic, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McClintock (The Tale of Tricky Fox, 2000, etc.) takes as inspiration Dickens's story of the magic fishbone, filling it out with a wonderful cast of animals and fine, handsome drawings with a decidedly Victorian flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Author's note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
From the author of Desert Giant (the Saguaro cactus) and Tree of Life (the African baobab [both 1989]), another handsome, meticulously detailed portrait of nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Just right for Gorog fans. (Fiction/Short stories. 10+)"
Griffiths debuts with a group of scary stories that are guaranteed to shock and delight young readers with their deft plot spins and bold swashes of gore in a deceptively ``normal'' world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S WINDY DAY by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

One of four simultaneously published wordless board books concerning an appealingly sturdy child's outings in different kinds of weather (in the others, Zoe enjoys sunny, snowy, and rainy days). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET BOX by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wonderful! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman (The Red Book, 2004) presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLORES MEETS HER MATCH by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"There's no pussyfooting here, just fun (and hopefully more tales to come). (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return engagement, Dolores and her amazing and talented-at-napping cat, Duncan, may indeed have met their match. Read full book review >