Search Results: "Dianna Dorisi Winget"


BOOK REVIEW

SMIDGEN OF SKY by Dianna Dorisi Winget
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"This sweet throwback could have used a dash of zest and a pinch of modern dialogue. (Fiction. 8-12) "
A throwback style of storytelling deals with love, loss and new beginnings in a familiar way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MILLION WAYS HOME by Dianna Dorisi Winget
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"All the pieces come together for an emotionally satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the grandmother she has always lived with has a stroke, 12-year-old Poppy Parker faces tough tasks: She is asked to identify a murderer, and a dog she's fallen in love with will be put down if she can't prove its worth. Read full book review >

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SAM THE SNOWMAN by Susan Winget
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Snowman + broom + magic of giving = snowflakes" reads the rebus on the schoolroom blackboard, but although Sam gets the basic idea, he still can't make snow. Read full book review >

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A WITCH'S KITCHEN by Dianna Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A moralistic story about a witch learning to be true to herself; its heart's in the right place if not its craft. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Which witch will win? Read full book review >

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BLACK-AND-WHITE BLANCHE by Marj Toews
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Next to the likes of Emily Jenkins's Daffodil, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki (2004), this comes off as precious, but there's a readership for that, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young U.S. readers will get the general drift of this import, though more subtle aspects of the Victorian setting and class-conscious subtexts will probably elude them. Read full book review >

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AN EGG IS QUIET by Dianna Aston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A delight for budding naturalists of all stripes, flecks, dots and textures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Worthy successor to Ruth Heller's Chickens Aren't The Only Ones (1981), this engrossing album pairs images of dozens of precisely detailed eggs and their diverse wild parents to basic facts presented in neatly hand-lettered lines. Read full book review >

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A BUTTERFLY IS PATIENT by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: May 18, 2011

"Similar butterfly albums abound, but none show these most decorative members of the insect clan to better advantage. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Another interwoven flight of poetry, natural history and lovely art from the creators of An Egg Is Quiet (2006) and A Seed Is Sleepy (2007). Read full book review >

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MAMA OUTSIDE, MAMA INSIDE by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A gentle reminder of nature's parallels. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pretty book with a pretty conceit: A young pregnant mother prepares for her baby as the bluebird outside her window builds a nest and hatches her eggs. Read full book review >

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MAMA’S WILD CHILD/PAPA’S WILD CHILD by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Nicely done. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While one among many in the "If I were your . . . Read full book review >

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AN ORANGE IN JANUARY by Dianna Hutts Aston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A good springboard for discussing food's origins for the youngest listeners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pint-sized consumers follow an orange as it travels from blossom to truck to store and finally to lunch box in this look at how we get a taste of sunshine in the midst of wintry weather. Read full book review >

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LOONY LITTLE by Dianna Hutts Aston
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Aston adds a pointed environmental message to this inventive variation on the story of Chicken Little. Read full book review >