Search Results: "Barbara Lehman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PLAN by Alison Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Warmhearted and joyful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child's desire to fly to space turns into a transformative project with her father. Read full book review >

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MUSEUM TRIP by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"It's a playfully subtle celebration of the possibilities offered by seemingly dry and dusty museums and, like museums, entirely worthy of several lengthy visits. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Following on the Caldecott Honor-winning The Red Book (2004) is another mindbending foray into a wordless metafictive narrative. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINSTORM by Barbara Lehman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Another surrealist triumph from a vigorous emerging talent. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Boredom leads to excitement when a little boy, trapped by rain, finds wonder and escape in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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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 >

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TRAINSTOP by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2008

"Comfortably mind-bending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl takes a fantastical train trip in this wordless outing from the creator of other such cozily surreal offerings as The Red Book (2004) and Rainstorm (2007). Read full book review >

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THE RED BOOK by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Simple, nicely drawn, and a friendly toast to the imagination. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A charming wordless tale about a magical red book and two unnamed children. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE by Susan Whitcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"A reunion of the creators of Moonfall (1993, not reviewed), this book builds to a satisfying close. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A good-natured rant against materialism. Read full book review >

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ABRACADABRA TO ZIGZAG by Nancy Lecourt
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 22, 1991

"Still, there's a pleasing variety in the airy, crisply designed art, while a concluding glossary that includes brief notes on derivations is especially worthy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clever thematic alphabet. Read full book review >

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MATTIE by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"A satisfactory early chapter book for kids not quite ready for the Haywoods. (Fiction. 6-8)"
During Valentine's week, second-grader Mattie exchanges an amusing series of gifts with a ``secret friend''—dreaded class rowdy Jeb—who is also her secret admirer; during spring vacation, she peddles pesky little brother Emmett, finds a taker- -and promptly realizes that she misses him; and, in a summer episode that links the other two, she and Jeb build a treehouse and give Emmett a disastrous haircut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

A grab bag of 150+ eponyms and toponyms and their origins, some loosely grouped into categories such as sports and recreation, animals, foods, clothing and fashion; others are lumped together in groups whose organizing principle is obscure (one section includes ``gadget,'' ``artesian,'' ``bungalow,'' ``lobby,'' ``attic,'' ``china,'' ``cheap,'' ``capitol,'' etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAND DOLLAR ISLAND by Liz Lehman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This sprawling family blood feud suffers from an abundance of improbable plot twists and contrivances."
Lehman's debut novel introduces the Grants, a powerful Florida family whose superwealthy members are out for one another's blood and money. Read full book review >