Search Results: "Catherine Stock"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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)"

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WOODS HUM by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1991

"Ryder's text is graceful as well as informative; Stock's gentle illustrations not only reinforce the warm family relationship but serve to identify the cicadas at different stages. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Jenny's father explains the 17-year cicadas' life cycle and tells her about the last time they appeared (he was 12); together, they observe and admire the insects' during their brief appearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLERINA GETS READY by Allegra Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magical mystery tour for ballet lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is a busy day for a ballerina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINNIE AND ABRAHAM by Dawn Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A resource list will allow readers to explore further in print and online. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Vinnie Ream was very small (under five-feet-tall), but she was also strong, smart and a talented sculptor. Read full book review >

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TAKING TURNS by Bernice Wolman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The 26 poems are of good quality and mostly familiar, as are their subjects—animals, weather, moods, books, etc. Not essential, but very attractive. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-9)"
A nice idea: paired poems on the same subject but of varying difficulty, the easier ones—for new readers—on the right, imposed on full-page watercolors that gently set the stage without outshining the poems; the left-hand poems—intended for adults to read aloud—on delicate backgrounds with decorative patterns that also refer to the subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >