Search Results: "David Sally"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBERS GAME by David Sally
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Even the most innumerate soccer fan will find in this book justification to add some math to make the world's game even more beautiful."
Using data to better understand (and improve a team's odds of winning) the Beautiful Game. Read full book review >

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OPERATION BUNNY by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Now that Emily and her buddies have set up their new store and detective agency, readers looking for chapter books on the long side will look forward to more magical cases. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
Emily, an unloved orphan, finds a new family and occupation when she discovers her true calling. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S FIRST SPRING by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"The concluding quotation and the subtext of rebirth make this an oh-so-subtle Easter title that readers may well miss. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A charming baby bunny experiences seasonal changes in his environment throughout his first year of life in this emotion-filled story from the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible (2007). Read full book review >

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MATZO FROGS by Sally Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A Jewish audience will appreciate the overall significance of the concept and context; Gentiles will get a kick out of the kind frogs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Amphibian neighbors come to Minnie's rescue when she accidentally spills all the matzo-ball soup she has prepared for Shabbat dinner and doesn't have time to prepare more before sundown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT COULD IT BE? by Sally Fawcett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2016

"Quibbles aside, this is an easy-to-interpret interactive addition for the concept shelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Geometric shapes surround us. With a little imagination, children can recognize and identify them in the various objects they encounter in their daily lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"With generous font, ample white space, and charming pencil drawings on most pages, this is a series young readers can latch onto. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The five dolls from The Countess's Calamity (2003) are back in the second installment of Gardner's series. Read full book review >

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THAT BOTHERED KATE by Sally Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"An appealing story with unusually attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Bothered'' is just the right word to sum up the flavor of this refreshingly mild case of sibling distress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Aunt Betty Horns In by Sally Sockwell
Released: July 5, 2016

"An amusing tale about unicorns in the city, with undertones of citizen action and female empowerment."
When New York City prosecutors try to debunk the "unicorns" in a circus, a young girl and her aunt's friends defend the maligned mythical animals in court. Read full book review >