Search Results: "Diane Vallere"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"A diverting mystery that offers laughs and chills."
In Vallere's debut murder mystery, shoe-buyer and trend-spotter Samantha Kidd tries to figure out who killed her new boss—and why she's suddenly the prime suspect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An excellent introduction that will lead older children (and adults) to the music. (author's notes, chronology, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
At three, Mozart heard his older sister play the clavier and copied her. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE by Diane Browning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"America. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 6-10)"
In a book that instantly evokes and sustains old-fashioned charm, readers meet young Abiah Rose, who lives in the Genesee River Valley sometime in the 18th century. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING IS HERE! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sure to please families of any size at harvest season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A large extended family comes together at Grandma's house for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN OF ARC by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

From Stanley (Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, 1997, etc.), a sympathetic biography that is also a straightforward affair, captured in gemlike illustrations that feign a Book of Hours touch—though many are drenched in piety—recounting the story of Joan's life. Read full book review >

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MIND YOUR MANNERS! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Look carefully at every spread so as not to miss a crumb of this delicious humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Before you accept an invitation to dine with the Abbots, there are certain things to remember: mind your manners! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELANGELO by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"It deserves heavy representation in home, school, and public library collections. (Biography. 9+)"
Stanley is the premier creator of handsome, artistically ambitious, and factually accurate illustrated books that explore and explain the lives and times of major figures throughout history (Joan of Arc, 1998; Leonardo Da Vinci, 1996). Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Fun for all concerned. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
An animal story sparked with sly incongruities that give it a mellow humor. ``I like the beach,'' says Gull, rolling up his pants to wade, and he buys a boat—from a crow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCK'S TOOTH by Diane  Kredensor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Lots of sight words, full-color cartoon illustrations, easy-to-read speech bubbles, humor, and lots of likable characters add up to a surefire hit for new readers. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Buck is a beaver with just one front tooth—but it's a big one! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST ONE IN IS A ROTTEN EGG! by Diane DeGroat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"DeGroat's artwork and story have a benign, empathetic cast to them, so the moral eases into the proceedings without becoming heavy handed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Having been the principal in ten heartening, gently didactic books from deGroat, Gilbert is a familiar face by now: He's the one who looks like Albert Einstein, had Einstein been a young opossum. Read full book review >

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BRAND-NEW PENCILS, BRAND-NEW BOOKS by Diane DeGroat
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"DeGroat's watercolors—with their easygoing charm —evolve from expectant to relaxed as the kids find what first-graders have always found: School rarely meets their dire predictions, and even kids like Lewis have their time-honored place. (Picture book. 4-7)"
DeGroat ably threads her way through some well-trod ground: the first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It's all perfectly fetching and not quite superfluous. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
The year's umpteenth new version of Cinderella features an all-canine cast of diverse breeds, and just as the female lead towers over her diminutive prince, this stands head, shoulders, and brisket above William Wegman's oppressively mannered rendition (1993). Read full book review >