Search Results: "Carol Fenner"


BOOK REVIEW

RANDALL'S WALL by Carol Fenner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Still, Fenner's poetic license will satisfy readers; Randall is bewildered by everything but his art, and it is his art that saves him. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Many classrooms have a boy like Randalldirty, poor, silent. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF DRAGONS by Carol Fenner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Fenner (Randall's Wall, 1991, etc.) has created a hero blessed and cursed by his dogged determination, and set him down in an ennobling tale of people prevailing over the very worst that life has to offer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Homeless for years, Ian, 11, and his father, a Vietnam veteran, have been grateful for the meager comforts at the city's abandoned Hall of Justice; the old historic courthouse is minimally heated and has toilets and running water. Read full book review >

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SNOWED IN WITH GRANDMOTHER SILK by Carol Fenner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The story is gentle and funny, a posthumous gift from the Newbery Honor author of Yolanda's Genius (1995). (Fiction. 7-10)"
When his parents go on a cruise in late October, eight-year-old Ruddy has to stay in Grandmother Silk's big old house in Silver Lake. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WING by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"This is super science, beautifully presented. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"About five billion land birds from five hundred species leave their North American nesting area to spend the winter farther south," according to Lerner (My Indoor Garden, 1999, etc.), but that's only part of the story told in this remarkable look at bird migration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE by Carol Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Jones (Hickory Dickory Dock, 1992, etc.) provides a sophisticated orchestration of a simple tune. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The hare is the biggest braggart in the forest. Read full book review >

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PLANTS THAT MAKE YOU SNIFFLE AND SNEEZE by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Attractive and useful. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several fine natural history books describes the pollens responsible for ``hay fever.'' It's not hay but trees, bushes, grasses, and weeds that produce the airborne pollen that causes sufferers to cough, wheeze, and exhibit cold symptoms. Read full book review >

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I LIKE YOU THE BEST by Carol Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Sometimes, in an argument, that's all you need to remember. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dolly the pig and Jack Rabbit are best friends. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

The traditional tale meets the cast and crew of Mother Goose in an original take on an old favorite. Read full book review >

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THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An entertaining, undemanding time-travel romance. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A troubled girl in foster care believes she has finally found where she belongs when she travels in time back to 1923. Read full book review >