Search Results: "Carole Lexa Schaefer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"What a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of music, and to the inspiration that is all around them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mix of fact and fiction, this is a lovely tribute to the muse of music. Read full book review >

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FULL MOON BARNYARD DANCE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Visually charming, though a bit weighed down by the blatant message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Free-spirited watercolor-and-ink illustrations show a barnyard full of animals going down to the pond at night for a rousing dance. Read full book review >

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DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A cozy tale that provides a soothing transition from play-time to bedtime for bustling babies and toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Schaefer weaves an enchanting bedtime tale for rambunctious tots. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND ELEPHANT by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A welcome addition to the early-reader shelf. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Odd couples abound in early readers (see Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggie, Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, Wong Herbert Yee's Mouse and Mole, to name a few), but there's room for Monkey and Elephant, too. Read full book review >

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KIDS LIKE US by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A sure-fire impetus for rousing make-believe play! (Picture book. 3-6)"
As the yellow bus pulls away into the drizzle, it leaves behind a cluster of energetic youngsters at preschool, ready for a day of playacting. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIGGLE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Schaefer (In the Children's Garden, 1994, etc.) strives a bit too hard in the sound effects, but for the right performer, this could be a fabulous read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Splendid, vibrant illustrations exhibiting a Chinese influence dance through this tribute to the imagination of one small girl. Read full book review >

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IN THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Not essential, but an interesting and well-matched pair of first efforts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Both author and illustrator make promising picture-book debuts in this lyrical paean to a Seattle children's garden. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND ELEPHANT GET BETTER by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A sweet story that delivers a healthy message about individuality and friendship to new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fine follow-up to Monkey and Elephant (2012) follows two friends in sickness and in health. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE FRENCH WHISTLE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The sprinkling of French vocabulary and the repetition of the whistle sounds make this a perfect read-aloud story—young readers will be whistling for more. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
The shrill metallic sound of "Whoui! Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >