Search Results: "Deborah Melmon"


BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT STARTS SCHOOL by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Change is hard, but for those learning to be patient, Albert is a good guide. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest in the Mouse Math series both gets readers ready for the routines of school and hammers home the days of the week. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GOOD DEED by Terri Fields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet plug for random acts of kindness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Jake spontaneously decides to give some handpicked mulberries to the old woman next door, he begins a chain of "pay-it-forward" events in his neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT THE MUFFIN-MAKER by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"An enjoyable, instructive story with humor, heart and a pair of adorable mice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ordinal numbers are featured in this delightful entry in the Mouse Math series starring brother-and-sister team Albert and Wanda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT ADDS UP! by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A solid Mouse Math entry that will help youngsters just beginning to add and subtract by ones and twos. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
When Wanda brings home the second of Captain Slime's adventures from the library, Albert will offer her almost anything to get his paws on it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY OR NOT, HERE COMES SCOUT! by Jill Abramson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Kids don't want a lesson in playground etiquette delivered in didactic fashion from a puppy, even a cute one. Ready or not? Not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous golden retriever puppy narrates her attempts to make friends at the dog park in this earnest but uninspired story that fails to capture the bouncy charm of a real puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT DOUBLES THE FUN by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An enabling alternative to or companion for Stuart Murphy's Double the Ducks, illustrated by Valeria Petrone (2003), in the venerable MathStart series. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
This new entry in the Mouse Math series sends Albert to the fair, where there are plenty of opportunities to double up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN SOUP, CHICKEN SOUP by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The story may a little obvious, but the good feelings (and good tastes) that it brings to mind are cooked just right for families like Sophie's—and everyone else—to enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lucky is the child who gets to savor two different kinds of chicken soup made by her two grandmothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEAK UP, TOMMY! by Jacqueline Dembar Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The story ends on a perfect note of triumph, but it might be a better book if it were a touch less perfect. (English/Hebrew dog commands) (Picture book. 3-8)"
There are no easy victories in life, but no one has told the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LABRACADABRA by Jessie Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"And they will definitely find themselves wishing for a Labracadabra of their very own. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a beaut of brevity and pacing. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE’S CHAIR by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Niland's lighthearted tale carries a simple message about the art of sharing that toddlers are bound to enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A battle of wills reaches epic proportions when a determined tot and an intransigent pup have a standoff regarding a favored chair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

URSA'S LIGHT by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"If (pigs and) bears could fly—but try as this book might, it can't quite get off the ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dream to fly is fulfilled in an unexpected fashion. Read full book review >