Search Results: "Catherine Stock"


BOOK REVIEW

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)"

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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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ISLAND SUMMER by Catherine Stock
Released: July 1, 1999

"Stock's poetic language and her vibrant watercolors allow readers to bask in scenes of a carefree summer that will bring relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-12781-9 Stock has created a dreamy little book with her trademark lovely watercolors to tell the story of a Greek island that is transformed each summer by the visitors who arrive to enjoy its charms. Read full book review >

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READY AND WAITING FOR YOU by Judi Moreillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"A sunny, optimistic, enjoyable view of school for any child transitioning into a new school environment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
New students will feel welcomed by this book celebrating their arrival to school. Read full book review >

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GUS AND GRANDPA AND SHOW-AND-TELL by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2000

"Gus and Grandpa are a great intergenerational team; they're lucky to have each other—and readers are lucky to have them. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In a new adventure for Gus and Grandpa, the author-illustrator duo (Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike, 1999, etc.) takes readers along as Gus prepares for second-grade show-and-tell, which promises to be a far cry from his fun presentations last year, when he could bring whatever he wished. Read full book review >

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GUS AND GRANDPA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 1997

"The characters interact with real warmth, but they are bland, lacking the personality of most of Mills's characters, and without any of the sparkle of Henry and Mudge. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The relationship between seven-year-old Gus and his buddy, Grandpa, is at the core of the first of a proposed series of easy readers from Mills (Losers, Inc., p. 144, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WILLOW UMBRELLA by Christine Widman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Like Karen Williams's Gallimoto (1990), also illustrated by Stock, an unusually appealing depiction of creative play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ashley assumes that a rainy day means playing indoors, but Rebecca, arriving under a sunny yellow umbrella, has a better idea: they can walk in the rain. Read full book review >

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KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A good introduction to a man in a class by himself. (author's notes, timeline, source notes, resource for readers, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever. Read full book review >

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GUS AND GRANDPA AT BASKETBALL by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"A cagey story, the kind born from the likes of a special relationship shared by Gus and Grandpa, and peacefully, protectively illustrated by Stock's gentle watercolors. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Distraction is a drag when you have to concentrate, and having Dad in the stands at the basketball game yelling at you to do this and do that can be a major sensory overload. Read full book review >