Search Results: "Daniel Howarth"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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HOPPY HANUKKAH!  by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Howarth's soft, bright illustrations of an extended floppy-eared family offer details of a Judaic home in this gentle introduction to the rituals of a traditional celebration that young families can follow as they create a Hanukkah atmosphere in their own homes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sibling bunnies Violet and Simon do not remember celebrating Hanukkah last year and are excited to learn from Mama and Papa that the holiday will begin at sundown. Read full book review >

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FOR EVERYONE TO SHARE by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"However, the overlong and repetitious text may leave young readers—and will more certainly leave their grown-ups—wishing they'd chosen something with rather more emotional complexity, such as Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004). (Picture book. 3-5)"
While his sleeping brothers and sisters snuggle up to mother, Little Mouse ventures out of the cozy nest to discover new smells, the brightness of daylight, a furry coated buzzing bee, flowers, the sun in the bright blue sky, a blue-and-purple butterfly, singing birds, whispering grasses, starry daisies and dewdrops on a spider's web. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Like others in this style, this has the potential to begin a loving tradition in any young family. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Father and daughter mice beautifully illustrate the special bond between parent and child in Emmett's latest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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HOPPY PASSOVER by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"They'll be especially eager to sample the charoset Violet is so eager to eat when they notice the recipe that's included. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
Violet and Simon, endearingly good-natured Jewish bunny siblings, offer very young readers a first look at the annual spring celebration by hopping through all the traditional foods and rituals of the preparation for and participation in a happy family Passover Seder. Read full book review >

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PADDYWACK by Stephanie Spinner
ANIMALS
Released: April 27, 2010

"With an enjoyable story so close to reality (and to the dreams of those who yearn for a pony of their own), this is sure to find readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This Step into Reading Level 3 entry tells the story of a young girl named Jane and her pony, Paddywack. Read full book review >

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A WILD FATHER’S DAY by Sean Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's undeniably sweet enough (if not a little too), but ultimately provides nothing particularly new. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the kids give Daddy a card that says, "Have a wild Father's Day," he suggests they "act like animals all day long!" Read full book review >

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DANIEL X by James Patterson
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Not a definitive biography, but rather an endearingly personal one that opens up a window on the soul of a writer who experienced firsthand much of what was vital in his time. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
Charming urbanity and a keen historical imagination characterize this biography of the writer who not only helped invent the novel, but did much to shape the modern newspaper and the modern political campaign. Read full book review >

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MY DANIEL by Pam Conrad
Released: May 10, 1989

"An absorbing story."
Julia Summerwaite, 80, flies east from Nebraska to take her two grandchildren to the American Museum of Natural History, and to tell them about the most significant event in her life, when—during her 12th summer in the 1880's—her brother discovered, on the family farm, the bones of the "brontosaurus" now on display in the museum. Read full book review >