Search Results: "Caroline Binch"


BOOK REVIEW

GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE CASTLE by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's a common situation, certainly—but readers may be drawn more strongly into such warmer, more developed episodes as Mavis Jukes's Like Jake and Me (1984), illustrated by Lloyd Bloom, or Cari Best's Getting Used To Harry (1996), illustrated by Diane Palmisciano. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child gets over her fear of the water and her fear of the new man in her mother's life in this detached import. Read full book review >

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BOUNDLESS GRACE by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Scenes of the Gambia show painstaking research in every lush scene. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A poignant challenge to the myth of the Ozzie and Harriet- style nuclear family and answer for the pain of those who feel their families don't fit the mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK BACK! by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A grandmother tells a story from her West Indian childhood to her grandson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING GRACE by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"However, readers already familiar with these characters may enjoy learning about their new adventures. (Fiction. 5-9)"
The creators of the popular picture books Amazing Grace (1991) and Boundless Grace (1995) have brought fans a beginning chapter book about Grace and her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER CAROLINE by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Joanna is a likably quirky heroine, and the suspense is sustained admirably right up to the very end."
Paperback veteran Hooper comes through with thrills, chills, and plenty of romance in her second hardcover (after Amanda, 1995), this time with an energetic—if formulaic—murder mystery with a clever twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY THE GREAT by Rosa Guy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Sunny pictures; simple, lively text; thoughtful point, well made. (Picture book. 6+)"
Despite his mother's disapproval, six-year-old Billy wants to play with friendly new white neighbor Rod, ten; later, when their fathers bristle at each other over a broken window, Rod and Billy defuse the tension with a series of gleeful cartwheels. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACE by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"It's easy to catch the wholesomely assertive spirit here—as Binch does, in this excellent debut, with her detailed, realistic watercolors; vibrant Grace almost springs from the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grace loves to act out her favorite stories, taking every part from Joan of Arc to Mowgli. Read full book review >

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HUE BOY by Rita Phillips Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Like Hoffman's Amazing Grace (also illustrated by Binch, 1991), an extraordinarily warm portrait of a black child with a strongly positive self-image. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In her first book, a native of Belize depicts a happy, well- adjusted boy with only one problem: in his village, his small size is ``big news.'' Mama urges him to eat; Gran gives him big clothes to grow into; a neighbor suggests stretching exercises; the ``wisest man,'' the doctor, and the healer are consulted, but, still, Hue Boy doesn't grow ``at all, at all.'' But when tall papa, who's been away on the ship where he works, finally comes home, he doesn't even mention Hue Boy's size—and then Hue Boy ``walked tall, with his head held high...And he didn't feel small at all, at all.'' The simple, engaging story conveys its message quietly, but effectively. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE by Kyle Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"The Scrooge is the same, but the message is muffled."
A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic. Read full book review >