Search Results: "Catherine McNicol Stock"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

A first-rate and highly accessible history of radicalism in rural America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Three more titles in Stock's "Festive Year," these very simple narratives feature small children interacting with friends and mothers. Read full book review >

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THE DAY WE DANCED IN UNDERPANTS by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Not a necessity, but a colorful summertime beat-the-heat story—and what child can resist a story about skivvies? (Picture book. 4-7)"
I see London, I see France, I see Papa's underpants! Read full book review >

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AFTER THE KILL by Darrin Lunde
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen's Flying Eagle, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray (2009), for more 'nature red in tooth and claw' science. (Informational picture book. 7-10) "
When a lioness kills a zebra, the carcass becomes food not only for her pride but also for vultures, hyenas, jackals and, finally, meat-eating beetles that clean the skeleton, leaving it to turn to dust on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Read full book review >

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GUS AND GRANDPA RIDE THE TRAIN by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1998

"The stories and art have a deceptive simplicity missing from the first book, and carry understated messages of love and sharing between a boy and his kindly grandfather; as Mills makes clear, they may be a bit forgetful, but they never forget that they love each other. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In another affectionate look at Gus and Grandpa (1997), the pair exhibit their mutual passion for trains. Read full book review >

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AN ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A welcome contribution. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the vernacular Joseph used so effectively in A Wave in Her Pocket (1991, ALA Notable), Rosie describes her family's preparations for a Trinidad Christmas: plucking sorrel to make a traditional drink, baking currant cake, welcoming the ``parang'' men who serenade from house to house, repainting the guava branch the family uses as a tree. Read full book review >

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BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT by Karen Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Also available in Spanish (ISBN: 0-689-31917-7). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rachel introduces her family—Mom, Nana, and younger brother Josh—and describes life with a mother who works a ``graveyard shift,'' detailing her workday at a factory and the concurrent events at home from dinner and bedtime to ``the dawn's early light''—a special time the children sometimes share with Mom by getting up at 4 a.m. when she gets home. Read full book review >

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A SPREE IN PAREE by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Mais oui. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anyone for a quick day trip to Paris? Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MANYONI? by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Pronouncing glossary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manyoni is on her way to school; she gets up at dawn to walk two hours across the plain, along the Limpopo riverbed, through ``the shady kloof where the shy impala feed,'' ``past the red sandstone koppies,'' ``over the krantz above Tobwani Dam,'' and on to the tidy village with its brick school, where there's still time to play with her friends before class. Read full book review >

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A PORC IN NEW YORK by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Non-New Yorkers may not recognize all the locales—but the thrill of the chase and general bumptiousness of the menagerie will easily carry any young armchair tourists along for the ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"