Search Results: "Chiara Carrer"


BOOK REVIEW

OTTO CARROTTO by Chiara Carrer
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"While the tale's not for sensitive youngsters, more sophisticated readers will appreciate the joke when Otto decides next on spinach, only spinach. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Otto the rabbit demonstrates that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN AND THE BEETLE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A memorable lesson in mindfulness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy's response to a beetle in the garden triggers profound moral questions in this arresting visual tour de force. Read full book review >

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A BOOT FELL FROM HEAVEN by Kåre Bluitgen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The theological orientation will not appeal to all, but may provide some interesting discussion within families and in Sunday school classes. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
In this allegorical import from Denmark, God is shown as a kindly, white-haired man who comes down to earth in search of his missing boot, which slipped off as he was sitting on a cloud admiring a rainbow. Read full book review >

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SUN by Francesca Grazzini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stylized collage cutouts are expressive without being cartoonish, and are friendly yet instructional. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This entry and three others in the I Want to Know series simplify concepts in science and nature for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE by Chiara Barzini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A coming-of-age novel that fails to delve beneath the surface."
An Italian teenager discovers sex, drugs, and decadence in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY LEATHERNECKS by Chiara Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"An often well-told, if occasionally puzzling, tale of a Semper Fi sisterhood."
In Kelly's debut novel, four young women bond in the U.S. Marine Corps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The book is geared toward beginning readers who are just learning to read alone, and will certainly help them see both the forest and the trees. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
paper 0-7894-4760-6 This entry in the Eyewitness Readers series offers children the insight that the trees that surround them are among the tallest, heaviest, and oldest living things on Earth. Read full book review >

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THE SUITCASE by Jane G. Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A misguided effort in need of a more enlightening text and more polished illustrations. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
A boy named Thomas wants to go to heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA AND I by Chiara Valentina Segré
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A truly inclusive, heartfelt (guide) dog tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A picture book honored internationally for its depiction of disability portrays the friendship between a girl and her dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let's Vote! by Anita Iaco
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An appealing, thoughtful, and age-appropriate political lesson for the younger set."
In this addition to civic-minded literature for children, students learn how to become informed voters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINE, ALL MINE by Claire Hawcock
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Ho-hum. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A wintertime fable about greed. Read full book review >