Search Results: "Beckie Weinheimer"


BOOK REVIEW

CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF THE WATER BOATMAN by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2005

"Matching Kurt Cyrus's Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses (2001) for that up-close feel, this also makes an engrossing companion for Michael Elsohn Ross's Pond Watching with Ann Morgan (2000), illus by Wendy Smith. (glossary) (Poetry. 7-10)"
The stately rhythms of Sidman's 11 rhymed or free verse poems find echoes in Prange's strongly modeled, richly colored woodcut scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UBIQUITOUS by Joyce Sidman
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Lovely. (glossary) (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
Sidman delights with another gorgeous collection of poems celebrating the natural world, this time focusing on species remarkable for their ability to adapt and thrive in an often-harsh world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NORTH STAR by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A bright, populous countdown for nature lovers, Midwestern or otherwise. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A cumulative tally of flora and fauna in Minnesota—the North Star State. Read full book review >