Search Results: "Caroline Binch"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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

Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY STARTS HERE! by Caroline Merola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Nifty concept; imperfect execution. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A contrarian wolf insists on starting his story from back to front. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The elements of a good story are present, but its telling lacks resonance, character development and depth of understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A mother who disappears, two brothers left alone and a seemingly kindly neighbor make up the ingredients of this unsuccessful story about troubled families. Read full book review >