Search Results: "Christine Roussey"


BOOK REVIEW

MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >

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IN MY HEART by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Consider this beautifully designed French import a must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing regarding the somewhat sticky subject of feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Vibrant die cuts, whimsical drawings, and a text that explores a wide range of feelings with just the right touches of imagination and wit combine for a most impressive picture-book experience. Read full book review >

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BRAVE AS CAN BE by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Thoroughly entertaining and probably useful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Throughout the large, sturdy, die-cut pages, a little girl talks about her fears and how she copes with them. Read full book review >

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ALL MY TREASURES by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A quietly joyful invitation to audiences of any age to stop taking the wonders and pleasures around them for granted. (Picture book. 5-9)"
What will a child put in her fine, new, porcelain box? "Things that are beautiful and colorful and bright." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO IN THERE! by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Thick and sturdy pages and flaps are made to withstand many eager perusals as big sisters and brothers everywhere gear up for their own big days. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl eagerly awaits her new sibling. Read full book review >

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IN MY ROOM by Jo Witek
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"A clever acknowledgement of the importance of imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A child's imagination is a wonderful thing, and in recognition of this fact, there is no lack of picture books that delve into a youngster's world of fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Full of razors that cut—and razors to cut off shackles: a must. (author's note, index of first lines, index of photographs) (Poetry. 13-17)"
A slim volume sharp as knives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETURNING by Christine Hinwood
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Like Margo Lanagan, Hinwood doesn't trade in black-and-white moral absolutes but directs her attention, and ours, to the infinite shades of gray that lie between them. (Alternative historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A riveting examination of war and its effects set in a nonmagical alternative past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOCTURNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"In the end, this light supernatural romance may not stand out in this now-ubiquitous genre, but it is a solid story with an undeniably likable heroine. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to Claire de Lune (2010), a teen everygirl turned werewolf is torn between her newfound role as a member in a pack of the centuries-old loup-garou and her friends in the human world. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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SECRETS FROM MYSELF by Christine Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A culturally confusing fictional tale that undermines the real-life tragedy of the Indians aboard the Komagata Maru. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Medena, a white Canadian, is haunted by a Sikh girl named Akasha who lived a century ago. Read full book review >