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 >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Annotated bibliography; reading list; index. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
In a well-researched re-creation of the heady days of the Civil Rights movement, the story of one of its white martyrs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >