Search Results: "Cari Best"


BOOK REVIEW

MY THREE BEST FRIENDS AND ME, ZULAY by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Blind and sighted kids alike will enjoy this cheery outing, which appropriately treats learning to use a white cane with the straightforwardness another might treat learning to ride a bike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A glimpse at blindness, friendship and perseverance. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Joined here is lively language with exuberant pictures, showing, for example, the three floors of Sara's building in cutaway, or a double-page close-up filled with the food on and company around Sara's kitchen table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best (Last Licks, p. 297, etc.) offers a perfectly delightful celebration of a really great grandmother. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF QUEENS by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"Picture-book author Best's first middle-grade novel sparkles and pops like a Fourth of July firecracker. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In Queens during the summer of 1961, a shy 11-year-old white girl finds her voice and learns to use it. Read full book review >

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LAST LICKS by Cari Best
Released: March 1, 1999

"Palmisciano's bright illustrations convey the suspense of the tale as well as a view of life in a bustling cityscape. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Best (Top Banana, 1997, etc.) salutes the glory of the ubiquitous pink ball in a story of Annie, a ball-playing enthusiast. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE GO WALKING by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A tempting invitation to turn any walk into an equally fruitful ramble, even if the treasures are gathered only by eye rather than by hand. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Family strolls down Rambling Road in every season turn into treasure hunts for 5-year-old Wendy. Read full book review >

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IF I COULD DRIVE, MAMA by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Although Charlie seems to be calling all the shots, this is a positive nod to creative make-believe. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a cardboard box becomes an imaginary car, Charlie takes Mama to see the town. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT BEING AN ONLY CHILD? by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"A spunky, compassionate, though somewhat conventional response to the only-child syndrome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rosemary, an only child, is the center of attention and object of affection. Read full book review >

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SALLY JEAN, THE BICYCLE QUEEN by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2006

"A rousing tale of resourcefulness that is just right to share with readers of both genders. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ingenious gal relies upon some old-fashioned self-reliance to solve her pedal woes. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT DAY FOR DIGGING by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"An exuberant valentine to spring and to gardens in general. As Norman puts it: 'Hooray for dirty digging!' (Picture book. 5-8)"
The pleasures of getting down and dirty in the garden can be contagious. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE SPELLS SOME LULUS AND LEARNS TO WRITE A LETTER by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Beatrice, whose own name is a bit of a L-U-L-U, is totally charming, and the story and artwork are a P-E-R-F-E-C-T M-A-T-C-H. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With email making the art of letter writing almost obsolete and texting turning spelling into truncated babble, this picture book is a clever and refreshing antidote. Read full book review >

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EASY AS PIE by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"A sweet look at a spunky kid with great problem-solving skills—and some rules that are easily applicable to everyday life. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Enthusiastic pie lover Jacob unwinds after school with his favorite TV program, Baking with Chef Monty. Read full book review >

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WHEN CATHERINE THE GREAT AND I WERE EIGHT! by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"The theme of intergenerational love is strong here, as Grandma teaches Sara to float on her back 'like a flower' in the aqua ocean. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A slice of urban life is cheerfully portrayed in this colorfully illustrated, first-person account of an ill-fated day trip to the beach. Read full book review >