Search Results: "Bonnie Lass"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"They are pointing to a page where the game is explained, with suggested variations, and a melody and guitar chords are provided for singing the original song. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar children's playground chant, "Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar," is broadened here into a picture-book mystery that's a delight to view, but less successful as a read-aloud. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Bonnie Christensen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A powerful, lyrical tribute to the musician whose music is so much a part of our lives. (Biography. 8-10)"
This moving biography honors the life and work of the legendary folk singer who celebrated the lives of working people all over the US. Read full book review >

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AN EDIBLE ALPHABET by Bonnie Christensen
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"But it's the air of well-being that infuses these prints that draws attention and, ultimately, the delicately incised lines, sure sense of design, and subtly added color that delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Christensen makes a handsome debut with wood engravings that recall the woodcuts of fellow-Vermonter Mary Azarian (A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981, o.p.). Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"It may with those on the receiving end of bullying, but most likely not with those who are dishing it out. (empowerment resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Burton, the voice behind grrl.com, explains in five chapters the psychology behind "mean girl" behavior, how to deal with it and what can be done to stop it. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY HER TEETH by Bonnie Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Greer takes a powerful and refreshingly unusual stand, rejecting conventional notions of home and roots in favor of singularity and independence that add a new dimension to standard conceptions of black heritage and power."
In her debut novel, playwright Greer infuses the oft-told story of a woman's search for self with a rich African-American flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Solid research into the dilemmas regarding genetic screening and how it is used for fetuses and newborns."
When scientific ability and human desire coalesce into a potent tool that can profoundly change life. Read full book review >

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OSCAR LIVES NEXT DOOR by Bonnie Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Farmer grew up in Little Burgundy, decades after Oscar. The underlying focus here is the longing for that neighborhood, since destroyed by an expressway, even more than the music. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Farmer's fictionalized account of Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson riffs on his childhood in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR EATS THE NIGHT by Anthony Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not only is Baby Bear's loss of fear too sudden to be believable, the art pays no mind to his inner emotional landscape and turns what is essentially a tale of mythic proportions into a cozy bit of feel-good ephemera. (Picture book. 5-7)
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Mixed messages and a main character who comes off as less a frightened youngster than a self-absorbed twit spoil Pearson's debut. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAY BLIZZARD by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Delaney's bright illustrations, brimming with energy, make a fine complement to a likable story that should be equally popular for sharing or independent reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's disappointing: a record snow comes the night before Jamie's birthday, and so the party she's looked forward to is impossible. Read full book review >

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THE BEST WORST DAY by Bonnie Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"This sweet but unlikely tale has a gloss of perfection usually reserved for fairy tales; new readers will feel comfortable with the pacing and the just-right dose of suspense. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Best Worst Day ($13.95, $3.95 paper; April 22, 1996; 64 pp.; 0-7868-0167-0, paper 0-7868-1090-4): In the Chapters series, an entry about the wish for a friend that comes true, with only minor disappointments along the way. Read full book review >

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BRAVING TIME by Bonnie L. Collins
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The heart-rending effects of change laid bare."
An insightful memoir that traces a teenage girl's adjustment to her father's sudden death. Read full book review >