Search Results: "Barbara Lavallee"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS PLACE IS COLD by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Alaska may seem like an unforgiving landscape, but set within the safety of these pages, readers can travel far and wide. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Updated from the 1989 version, this reissue still has enough incredible facts and bitter cold to make readers shiver in excitement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA CALLS ME BEAUTIFUL by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2008

The very successful picture-book team of Joosse and Lavallee have previously explored mother love in Mama, Do You Love Me? (1991) and father love in Papa, Do You Love Me? (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS PLACE IS LONELY by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 1991

"Visually striking, but this adds little to the understanding of flora, fauna, or people. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Nearly a third of this addition to the ``Imagine Living Here'' series describes life in the Australian outback, where ``a mid-sized station with eight thousand sheep is two hundred square miles.'' Cobb states that ``If you lived on the outback of Australia, the only people you would see every day would be your own family''; indeed, the illustration shows a man shearing by hand with just his wife and two children assisting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YOU NEED FOR A SNOWMAN by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A treat in text and pictures to be read again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rollicking combination of poet (Good Night, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove, p. 345, etc.) and illustrator (The Gift, not reviewed, etc.) will have exuberant toddlers and their families following along as colorfully clad youngsters build a huge feathery snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNO, DOS, TRES: ONE, TWO, THREE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"EWSLUGp1991, but in art this stylized, it probably doesn't matter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another bilingual rhyme from Mora (Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto, 1994, etc.), this one a simple one-to-ten counting book featuring two little girls in a Mexican market who are buying birthday presents for their mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KNITTING OF ELIZABETH AMELIA by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"With humor and a dash of wisdom, this allegorical tale examines the transforming nature of parenthood, in both its positive and negative aspects. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A whimsical original fairy tale about motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPA, DO YOU LOVE ME? by Barbara M. Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to be another bestseller. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-8)"
A pendant and companion to this duo's beloved Mama, Do You Love Me? (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND JULIA LOVE BALLET by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Young fans will dream big while enjoying this picture-book-perfect world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ballet is indeed beautiful for both a student and a performing ballerina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A pleasurable way to explore China, complete with insightful author's notes for each locale in the backmatter. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sometime around the turn of the 20th century, two white French children, Adèle and Simon, journey throughout historical China with their photographer uncle, Sidney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED AGAIN by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A peaceful, wordless adventure that, as the final frames hint, will continue after it's closed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Through a magical book, two faraway children meet. Read full book review >