Search Results: "Bernadette Pons"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FEATHERED CROWN by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"258, etc.) rhyming text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Flocks of mother birds from around the world join together on a maternal mission in this poetic Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURIEL’S RED SWEATER by Dara Sanders Dokas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A pleasure for honing observation skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dokas provides a mystery for the youngest set to unravel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEE AND THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Timothy R. Gaffney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For a fun take-off on aviation history, pair this imaginative blend of historical fact and animal fiction with Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole's The Wright Brothers (2003), where mice are comic observers of the event. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's wonderful to be a mouse in 1903, thinks Wee, who lives with his wife and two mousekins in a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, where they publish Mouse News for the mouse neighborhood: Wee writes the stories, Mama runs the printing press, and the youngsters sell the papers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HEART IS A MAGIC HOUSE by Julie Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Words sweeter than acorns. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this squirrel mother's heart there are many rooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRUBBA DUB by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Pons's softly lit paintings use watercolors and chalk to appealing effect and her artwork saves this story, but Scrubba Dub as a whole doesn't offer up anything new or interesting to the saturated bath theme market. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Van Laan is known and respected for her abilities with story rhymes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE CLEANING by Rose-Marie Provencher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"The best part, though, is finding the little mouse on each page, a signal of what Twilly's next task will be. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Grandma Twilly is sorely lacking in motivation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLE TUM! by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Whether or not they will actually consume their meals as a result of this rambunctious tale remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Van Laan's culinary escapade is sure to leave them smiling. (Picture book. 1-5)"
With exuberant verse, Van Laan (When Winter Comes, 2000, etc.) cheerfully turns supper into child's play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNADETTE IN THE DOGHOUSE by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A satisfying sequel leaving room for more. (Fiction. 7-9) "
When her former best friend Jasmine comes to visit during winter break, third-grader Bernadette ignores her current friends, hurting their feelings and coming close to breaking up the Lunch Bunch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A fun beach read for urban sophisticates or those who think they are."
From Semple (This One Is Mine, 2008), a cleverly constructed Internet-age domestic comedy about a wife/mother/genius architect who goes a little nuts from living in that cesspool of perfection and bad weather called Seattle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNADETTE AND THE LUNCH BUNCH by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Allard's occasional line drawings show a diverse cast of characters and add to the appeal of this substantial chapter book first published in Canada in 2008. (Fiction. 7-9)"
First her best friend moves away and then the school system excludes third graders from the science fair competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NICE BE KIND SPREAD HAPPY by Bernadette Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small gestures have large rewards—everyone could do with a little inspiration of how to spread some happy. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Over 75 acts of kindness for kids to share. Read full book review >