Search Results: "Catherine Leblanc"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO WARD OFF WOLVES by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Real children with nighttime anxieties of any sort may take heart from seeing this cast of popeyed poppets in action. (sticker sheet) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Helpful advice for children bothered by wolves. Read full book review >

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MY MEGA MONSTERPEDIA by Catherine Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Most needed where monsters, whether small Icky Yickies or the enticing video Obsess-O-Tron, have become worrisome pests. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An alphabetical gallery of (mostly) household monsters to conquer, from the Aysnortuptoys to the troublesome but diminutive Zzeworriez. Read full book review >

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CAGE THE PARK by Robert LeBlanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2014

"A crime tale featuring a protagonist whose desire for normalcy makes him sympathetic and appealing."
In LeBlanc's debut crime novel, a young Canadian can't escape the gangster life after fleeing to America, where he continues to attract Mafioso types. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Russian Woman, A Siberian in New York by X.R. Leblanc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2014

"A somewhat bleak look into a realm of rich men and the women who love them."
Leblanc's debut novel is the first of a trilogy revolving around a beautiful woman from Siberia trying to make her way in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC RABBIT by Annette LeBlanc Cate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hand-lettered text and artful compositions, often in cartoon-like panels, further contribute to the whimsical appeal of this winning debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ray the magician and his loyal rabbit assistant are inseparable. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Small and accessible, this is jam-packed with accurate information likely to increase any potential birder's enthusiasm and knowledge. (index, drawing, tips) (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
A chatty, appealing introduction to observing these easiest-to-see of all wild creatures. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Romero's incredible, inspiring story may not inspire all readers to become record-setting mountaineers, but it will motivate them to set sights on goals of their own to achieve. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The true story of a 10-year-old who climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and subsequently summited the tallest mountains on the other six continents by the age of 15. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THE TIME? by Anne Leblanc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The text is merry and bright (if forgettable); Benjamin is a master of making eye contact with readers, but the real draw is the bold-faced, old-fashioned clock, to be toyed with by children of the digital age. (Board book. 3-7)"
A clock with movable hands perched above the pages of this board book allows toddlers the opportunity to mark the passage of time as Benjamin the bear goes through his day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED PIANO by André Leblanc
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A worthy and beautiful tale for historical and cultural studies. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
It's 1975 in Communist China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A drama of crackling immediacy and with ringing outspokenness."
Leblanc takes no prisoners and hides few emotions in this firsthand account of her experiences during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Comparisons to Alex Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here (1991) are inevitable and warranted."
An observant, gutsy journalist immerses herself in the lives of marginal Bronx residents. Read full book review >