Search Results: "Catia Chien"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST NIGHT by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A vivid and compelling introduction to the 10 plagues portion of the Seder ceremony. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
A Jewish child living under Pharaoh's rule narrates the days marred by the devastation caused by the 10 plagues and the Jews' exodus from Egypt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE’S MAGIC FARM by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Despite a few threads left unresolved, newly confident readers will cozy up to the tale's quirky characters and enjoy the many twists and turns of this magical adventure. (illustrations not seen) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Abandoned as an infant, ten-year-old Isabelle lives in Runny Cove, a dreary town where everything is the color of sludge, residents suffer a perpetual cold and nothing grows there except the mushrooms between Isabelle's toes and the lichen in her hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS TO DO by Elaine Magliaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"When the day is just waiting be filled with fun, one of the 'things to do' may well be to share this with some children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In rhyming text, a child imagines the furtive joys of a range of anthropomorphized concepts and objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLUE IS HAPPY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An uneven but interesting meditation on the resonance of color, for classroom or family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's contrarian views about the emotional significance of various colors permit her to explore her individuality among family and friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY AND A JAGUAR by Alan Rabinowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Moving and sweetly resonant. (Picture book/biography. 3-8)"
A simple memoir recounts a lifelong bond between a child who felt "broken" and the animals, especially jaguars, that have informed his life's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA SERPENT AND ME by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Imaginative and engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This whimsical look at the friendship between a young female narrator and a fast-growing sea serpent will amuse young listeners while providing adult readers with the bittersweet opportunity to ponder the ways relationships grow and change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO CATCH A MERMAID by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Best suited for reluctant readers who like silly fantasies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this humorous riff on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," Selfors tells the story of 12-year-old Boom Broom and his hypochondriac sister Mertyle. Read full book review >