Search Results: "Diane Goode"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
ABC and NPR correspondent Roberts and Caldecott Honoree Goode forge an attractive and compelling version for young people of Roberts' adult book of the same title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLERINA ROSIE by Sarah Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"With so many wonderful ballet stories available, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with red curls loves to dance—until she starts ballet school. Read full book review >

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BABY FACE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"A few have the potential of memorization with a chance of becoming a familiar family favorite. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Six babies populate these six poems, paeans to the momentous events of baby life: first steps, a bath, going out in the carriage, getting teeth, going to bed. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR BOY by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Instead, Rylant and Goode close the story with a picture of their main character asleep on his mother's lap, his alligator tail hanging down from the chair, and the reassuring message that his is 'a good green life for an alligator boy.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
In rhyming couplets, Rylant expertly unfolds a quirky tale about a boy who is "tired of being a boy" and "hope[s] to be somebody new." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE AND THE LA-DI-DA SHOES by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"With numerous sly puns included in the illustrations, this sparkling tale is a treat for Imeldas of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The indomitable Louise returns, this time in pursuit of a fanciful pair of shoes (Louise the Big Cheese, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A serene and soothing look at the holiday, just right to share with a child while sipping cocoa and nibbling Christmas cookies. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Newbery Medalist Rylant and Goode collaborate again for the first time since their Caldecott Honor Book, When I Was Young in the Mountains (1982). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPER SECRET MYSTERY by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Charming. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cinderella Smith, shoe-losing third-grader, is back, now facing the challenges of a research project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE THE BOX by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"At once affirming, silly, and poignant: a stunning visual and poetic compendium on growing up. (Poetry. 8-11)"
A charming, gorgeously illustrated children's collection of light verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINJA BABY by David Zeltser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Stalking undetected into your heart, this book effectively feeds the ninja need. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ninjas have appeared recently in day cares as well as dojos, but how does a toddler ninja react when she meets the ultimate Kung Fu Master? Read full book review >

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LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE AND THE OOH-LA-LA CHARM SCHOOL by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Tongue-in-cheek humor balances the bling to make this a fancy series that both adults and children can enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-ambitious Louise is back for another adventure-cum-life lesson, accompanied by her adorable dog PeeWee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDERELLA SMITH by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2011

"Though the first-person narration sounds a little too close to the voice of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine, the richness of this new friendship and the gentle resolution will make readers hope for another installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith cannot keep track of her shoes. Read full book review >