Search Results: "Christine Pakkala"


BOOK REVIEW

JASMINE AND MADDIE by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While no new ground is covered in Pakkala's novel, the spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls' growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can two seemingly opposite girls become friends? Read full book review >

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LAST-BUT-NOT-LEAST LOLA AND THE WILD CHICKEN by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"While it's nice to have a Jewish chapter-book protagonist, so far Lola is mostly Clementine-lite. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lola is back in another tale of school and rocky friendship (Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green, 2013). Read full book review >

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LAST-BUT-NOT-LEAST LOLA GOING GREEN by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Alas, Lola feels more like a Clementine or Ramona wannabe than a real original. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Second-grader Lola Zuckerman suffers from the indignity of having a last name at the end of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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LAST-BUT-NOT-LEAST LOLA AND A KNOT THE SIZE OF TEXAS by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Cheeky Lola is a well-balanced combination of exuberance and naïve vulnerability that charms and entertains. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Hilarious Lola has a lot of problems, but the very biggest one—growing all the time—is the immense knot of snarled hair at the back of her head. What is a girl to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Neither fully accurate nor especially engaging. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The tragedy known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire marked a turning point in the development of the labor movement in the United States. Read full book review >

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DEADLY ERRAND by Christine Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Despite its limp-along narrative and a clutch of downbeat characters (who take the edge off Kate's cheerfully amateurish efforts), there's talent here that may be better honed in future outings."
First-novelist Green introduces 30-ish nurse Kate Kinsella, whose ambition is to be a detective specializing in medical- background cases. Read full book review >