Search Results: "Bonnie Lemaire"


BOOK REVIEW

LORD FANCY PANTS by Debbie Pakzaban
Released: July 10, 2014

"An inventive take on the perils of excess and the pleasures of bigheartedness."
In first-time children's author Pakzaban's gently off-the-wall picture book, a little boy with an obsessive attachment to his tailor-made fancy pants learns a lesson in generosity and friendship. Read full book review >

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Too Hot to Moo by Karyn Henwood
Released: June 2, 2015

"Children will love Gracie's actions and expressions and will eagerly ask for rereads so they can chant along with the too-hot refrain."
What's a cow to do when her family gets a pool and she's left alone in her sunny field? Debut author Henwood's and veteran illustrator Lemaire's hilarious answer is a delightfully fun read-aloud. Read full book review >

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I'm Never, Ever Wrong...but Sometimes I Can Be! by Deborah Schneider Kraut
Released: July 19, 2012

"Modern, colorful illustrations and a fun tale ensure that this message never becomes too preachy."
A rhyming picture book that deals with self-esteem in children. Read full book review >

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Arina, Arina The Most Loved Child by Mamta Reid
Released: May 4, 2016

"A well-meaning book that loses its folkloric appeal in its obvious messages."
In Reid's (The Student Councilor, 2010, etc.) children's picture book and simple parenting guide, the impending birth of a fatherless child sparks lessons in positivity and spiritual healing. Read full book review >

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The Adventures of Maesee Peek by Janet Hébert
Released: March 10, 2016

"An absolute delight, featuring a quirky, resourceful doll heroine."
In Hébert's illustrated debut children's book, a cloth doll with a special gold monocle, watch, and bustle gets lost and goes on adventures. Read full book review >

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A ONE-EYED HORSE IN A ONE-HORSE TOWN by Julie Mahler Harris
Released: July 2, 2011

"Though it begins quite dark, this winning tale quickly moves forward to reveal a touching story about a family who would do anything to save their beloved horse."
The story of a beloved animal best friend almost lost and the neighbor who couldn't see beyond his greed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Despite some missteps, adult Elvis fans will be thrilled to share this book with children. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Brief poems present the childhood and youth of the King of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 24, 2011

"Though readers will need to consult the backmatter for the details of the more complex and tumultuous years from the mid-'60s to his death in 1987, they will find this a vital and exciting child-appropriate introduction to an American icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The "fabulous" life of Andy Warhol is made accessible and understandable via this child-friendly look at the life and career of one of America's most recognizable painters. Read full book review >

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THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE GAMES by Bonnie Ramthun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"After a promising debut (Ground Zero, 1999), Ramthun comes a cropper."
While out for an early morning walk, retired schoolteacher Marcia Fowler finds the murdered body of young Krista Lewis half-buried in the Great Sand Dunes of southwestern Colorado, and concludes that aliens are responsible. Read full book review >