Search Results: "Chris Beatrice"


BOOK REVIEW

AESOP'S FABLES by Kees  Moerbeek
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Timeless wisdom, splendidly decked out. (Pop-up fables. 6-10)"
Huge, extravagantly designed and detailed pop-up illustrations for 10 classic cautionary tales showcase a trio of uncommon talents. Read full book review >

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A LION IN PARIS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The lion atop the Eiffel Tower, mane blowing in the wind, captures the essence of this artful, whimsical delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This oversized book about a bored young lion who visits Paris to find "a job, love and a future" is worth every bit of paper and ink. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"North American readers will come away with a greater appreciation for a substance they've likely not thought much about and the role it plays in children's lives across the globe. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Six children from around the world—Lucas (the mountains of Peru), Khadija (the coast of Mauritania), Dahlys (suburban Los Angeles), Saran (northern Bangladesh), Gamachu (southern Ethiopia) and Barfimoh (Tajikistan, near the Afghan border)—introduce themselves and their relationships with water in this engaging photo-essay. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A CHILD? by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"If this did not follow the familiar trajectory of a book read before bedtime, it would be tempting to pull it entirely out of the category of children's picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. Read full book review >

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THE BUG NEXT DOOR by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There's not one decent insect leg to stand on here. (Board book. 3-4)"
It's unfortunate that opposites attract in this dismal offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 5 MISFITS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"The concept of multiple intelligences takes a joy ride. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What will happen when five bizarre creatures, all cohabiting an equally topsy-turvy house, are visited by the Perfect One? Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"While young readers might initially be surprised at the metamorphoses these characters go through, the textures and shapes are extremely satisfying and the simple story is appealing if eccentric. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gentle French import with winsome illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS OF LIBERTY by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"In sum, the story conveys a flavor of an interesting period, but it never quite achieves the taste of grit on the tongue that the best Revolutionary War-era fiction offers. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Sally is powerfully drawn to her wealthy, Tory best friend, Kitty, but the rapidly evolving situation in colonial Boston has put their families on opposite sides of the emerging struggle. Read full book review >

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POISONED HONEY by Beatrice Gormley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2010

"Christian readers are well served here, but in today's religiously diverse society, non-Christians may feel uncomfortable with the doctrine that underlies the story. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to her 2007 novel, Salome, Gormley gives readers the story of Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Full-color photographs illustrate aspects of daily life with well- designed graphics that accentuate the messages of diversity and similarity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Readers wake up with eight children living in other parts of the world and enter their daily routines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPE FRANCIS by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A serviceable biography that will serve the student who chooses Pope Francis as a subject well. (timeline, sources, photos) (Biography. 10-14)"
Pope Francis' life story. Read full book review >