Search Results: "Brianna Caplan Sayres"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Caught right, as here—what's not to love? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another good old truck book; they never come amiss. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO JET PLANES SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Jet planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps—these are just some of the anthropomorphized flying machines that need to bed down at night. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO STEAM TRAINS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Thanks to the popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine, hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? (2012), to this nighttime serenade to all things train. Read full book review >

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TIARA SAURUS REX by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Though well-intentioned, ultimately this book has about as much depth as your average beauty pageant. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gently rhyming text recounts one dinosaur's dream of sweeping away her beauty-pageant competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIANNA ON THE BRINK by Nicole McInnes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2013

"Though still a little weak on plotting, McInnes keenly captures the nuances of teen dialogue and the duplicity of high school alliances, making her an author to watch. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A captivating opening and fresh, honest dialogue elevate this tale of teen angst run amok, making for a promising debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMAICA AND BRIANNA by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"O'Brien's warm, realistic illustrations of this vibrant African-American and her lively Asian-American friend are just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scenario is absolutely authentic: Jamaica is embarrassed by her hand-me-down boys' boots and jealous of Brianna's pretty pink ones; when Jamaica's wear out, she chooses cowboy boots so Brianna won't say she copied—only to have Brianna tell her that they ``aren't in''; hurt, she declares Brianna's ``ugly.'' All comes right when the two finally level: Brianna's boots are also hand-me-downs, and she can't wait to grow so she can replace them. Read full book review >

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BRIANNA, JAMAICA, AND THE DANCE OF SPRING by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"Jamaica's fans will enjoy reading about another aspect of her life just the same, and further adventures for Jamaica and Brianna seem likely in this popular ongoing series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Havill and O'Brien team up for a sixth offering about Jamaica, the second in the series to include Jamaica's Asian-American friend, Brianna (Jamaica and Brianna, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO HOMELESSNESS by Brianna Karp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"A haunting personal story that gives a face and a name to homelessness."
An inspiring memoir of the modern-day homeless person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION by Brianna Baker
Released: March 27, 2015

"A sweet tale of boyhood friendship that will help young readers learn about making friends and being open to new people."
In Baker's debut picture book, an imaginative boy has trouble fitting in until he meets an open-minded group of new friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"High-school teachers take note: Here's an approachable way to get the kids thinking."
Quick takes on a slew of biomedical-ethics issues in down-to-earth, sometimes downright slangy, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may prose. Read full book review >

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GRACE AND FAVOR by Thomas Caplan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Could have been told just as intelligibly in half the pages—and more enjoyably in a quarter."
A sort of transatlantic Dallas, in which Caplan (Parallelogram, 1987, etc.) portrays a sophisticated young American who climbs high enough on the social ladder to see just how foolish he's been. Read full book review >