Search Results: "Barbara Mariconda"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EMERALD SHORE by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A grand and a good finale for Lucy et al. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Lucy and her family and friends conclude their saga in an Ireland of foggy mists and sparkling rainbows. Read full book review >

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LUCY AT SEA by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Lucy's fans and fans of magic will enjoy the trip. (glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The adventure continues for Lucy as she searches for family members, a family fortune and a family curse. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF LUCY P. SIMMONS by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Adventurous possibilities await in a necessary second installment. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic helps an orphaned heiress fight a rapacious uncle out to steal the family fortune. Read full book review >

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TURN THE CUP AROUND by Barbara Mariconda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The title offers a neat metaphor for looking at life in a more positive light, but the book leaves readers dangling between the tease of a suspense novel never fully realized and a character study only half- sketched. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a book that is part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, a 12-year-old girl unravels the secret of her shadowy past. Read full book review >

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TEN FOR ME by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"An essential purchase for elementary teachers and libraries looking for cross-curricular books. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Rose and Ed learn much more than expected on their butterfly hunt. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MISS MUFFET by Barbara Nascimbeni
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are a few clever ideas in this series, but many of the added verses and the repetitive art feel forced to fit the die-cut-hole gimmick. (Board book. 2-4)"
The famed Mother Goose arachnophobe finds her picnic pilfered by various animals in this expanded adaptation. 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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PERFECT SNOW by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cooperation, teamwork and creative problem solving taken to new levels make this a great choice, no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Most snow-themed books celebrate a day off from school, but Reid's latest just may have kids hoping for their own snow-filled recess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bash (Ancient Ones, 1994, etc.) has created a harmonious story, written out in calligraphy and warmly, colorfully illustrated with authentic scenes that firmly root this tree's importance in the facts. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A fascinating look at the social, spiritual, and ecological significance of the banyan tree in the life of an Indian village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL FABLES FROM AESOP by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A delight. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Nine of the more familiar fables in gracefully phrased, slightly expanded versions that incorporate the morals in their amusing dialogue. Read full book review >