Search Results: "Caroline Uff"


BOOK REVIEW

GET HAPPY by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Too didactic by half, with little cleverness to amuse while it instructs. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A too-simple guide to walking on the bright side of the road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG ON A SWING by Jenny Nimmo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Children will oink, growl, and bump along with this one. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Finding the playground empty, Tim wants to go home, but he's intrigued when his Mum asks what's sitting on the obviously empty swings. Read full book review >

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. (1862 map of Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old P.K. "Pinky" Pinkerton was born with a poker face—he can't show or read emotion—but it's not until he lands in Nevada Territory's silver-mining country that he comes to terms with the hand he's dealt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASSIE WAS HERE by Caroline Hickey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Readers will want to find out what happens to the imaginary Joey and the very human Cassie in this engaging exploration of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A lonely pre-teen relies on an imaginary friend to fill the empty hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIE by Caroline Bock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions. Unusual and important. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREENER GRASS by Caroline Pignat
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2009

"Purchase for audiences that enjoyed the much better Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff (2000). (historical note) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Kathleen ("Kit") Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD GEESE by Caroline Pignat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Actual relief workers of the era play important roles, and an author's note offers more information about them and some of the places Kit visits on her journey. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In Greener Grass (2009), Pignat introduced readers to the plight of 15-year-old Kit as she suffered the horrifying consequences of the 1847 Irish famine. Read full book review >