Search Results: "Dasha Ziborova"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBERS DANCE by Josephine Nobisso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Attention filmmakers! (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an elegantly designed cousin to Bill Martin's Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 (2004), illustrated by Lois Ehlert, the numbers one to ten collide while trying to dance in different styles, creating chaos on the floor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN ENGLISH, OF COURSE by Josephine Nobisso
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"An author's postscript relates Josephine's story to the author's own life as a child in Little Italy in the Bronx, but any child will respond to the joy of Josephine's storytelling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A plucky small girl in a new classroom manages to tell a story in English, even though it isn't quite the one she intended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBTING DASHA by Tatyana Mironova
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The level of engagement and the story's braided scenarios are taxing enough to keep younger users fully attentive. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Doubting Dasha goes where everyone else fears to tread because she doubts there are monsters in the forest stealing her town's grain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR WITHOUT MOM by Dasha Tolstikova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fascinating and heartfelt. (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
Tolstikova offers an illustrated memoir of her 13th year: it's the year the Soviet Union falls, but more importantly, it's the year she stays in Moscow with her grandparents while her mother studies abroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST CRIMSON by Dasha Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A multilayered exploration of the intricate nature of family ties in defining who we are—and how, ultimately, we can choose who we want to become."
Twenty-eight-year-old accounts manager Cece Weathers has spent her life taking care of her sick mother after her father, a traumatized Vietnam vet, abandoned them before she was born. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JACKET by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2014

"The idea's originality and the child-friendly instructions at the end of Book's tale make this a novel gift pick for the juvenile bibliophile. (book-jacket instructions) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a dog named Egg Cream muddies the cover of his young mistress's favorite book, the girl figures out how to make everyone feel better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIEND OR FOE? by John Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A quiet, thoughtful narrative for all readers who like to wonder. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely mouse is determined to find out if the neighboring cat might be a new friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Bicycle Garden by Walter Williams
written and illustrated by Walter Williams
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A charming picture book, full of visual appeal, which may become a family favorite."
Lively, colorful illustrations enhance this family bedtime story about bicycles and magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINE OPEN ARMS by Benny Lindelauf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A challenging and entirely unique Dutch import. (translator's note, character list, slang word list, map, contents) (Fiction. 11-14)"
At the end of an isolated road outside a small village in Holland in 1937, Fing and her eccentric family find themselves in a strange house that gives up its secrets reluctantly and with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >