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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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 >

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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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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Inconsistent and unpersuasive."
An unconvincing appeal to increase our collective birth-rate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE OUT by Brianna R. Shrum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An unlikable character in a predictable romantic predicament makes for a miss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
To make money, Renley will discover who she truly is. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHITE LIES by Brianna Baker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"As the kids say nowadays, that's not OK. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Is co-opting a persona or a culture that's not one's own ever OK—even when given permission to do so? Read full book review >