Search Results: "Dana Kubick"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING'S COMING! by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Simple, repetitive text. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A surefire ribtickler for older toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, GRANDPA by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A wonderful selection for the littlest one in any family and for the grandpa that is special in his or her life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandpa comes to spend the weekend, Mom goes off to work, leaving Rex, Flora, and Queenie to look after Stanley, their younger brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR SANTA CLAUS by David Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The story is a little too long and a little too earnest, but fans of pop-up books will enjoy the engineering effort. (Pop-up picture book. 4-7)"
An aerial view of Santa in mid-flight on the cover of this large-format pop-up book draws the reader into the story from the start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR MOM by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Little Stanley, with his sooty ears and crumpled whiskers, is bound to work his way into reader's affections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With Mother's Day fast approaching, young Stanley feverishly attempts to find the perfect present for his dear old mum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DYING FOR DANA by Jim Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Max Travis, the white-knight ADA of Portland, Oregon, is in big trouble this time, and it's all his fault. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH OF SUNSHINE by Dana Elmendorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ultimately, the novel contains positive messages about acceptance, but they are wrapped in an occasionally uneven plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fearing small-town gossip and recriminations, Kaycee struggles to continue hiding her attraction to girls when world-traveler Bren moves into town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTY MILLION WORDS by Dana Suskind
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Informative, exciting new data that confirms the significant benefits gained by talking to your child."
New research demonstrating the importance of communicating with your child right from birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE WATER ON STONE by Dana Walrath
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The emotional impact these events had on individuals will certainly resonate, but understanding the conflict at large may still require supplemental reading. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This verse novel uses alternating narrators to document three siblings' flight from the 1915 Armenian genocide. Read full book review >