Search Results: "DyAnne DiSalvo"


BOOK REVIEW

A CASTLE ON VIOLA STREET by DyAnne DiSalvo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Rewarding. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A reassuring teaching story about a new home in a neighborhood that readers will recognize from DiSalvo's earlier work (Grandpa's Corner Store, 2000) with the spirit of her City Green (1994). Read full book review >

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SPAGHETTI PARK by DyAnne DiSalvo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A no-nonsense narrative about sticking with it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
DiSalvo (A Castle on Viola Street, 2001, etc.) puts the spotlight on community again in this tightly woven tale about a likable urban neighborhood with deep roots. Read full book review >

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THE SLOPPY COPY SLIPUP by DyAnne DiSalvo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Supporting an atmosphere for creative writing, DiSalvo developed fun-loving characters and a well-paced plot with her usual aplomb. (Fiction. 7-9)"
As Brian Higman, alias the Big Hig, tells it, he's due a detention, because he can't turn in his English homework to "The General," his fourth-grade teacher Miss Fromme. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S CORNER STORE by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"From plump resident tabby cat to worn checkerboard floor tiles, Grandpa's store positively exudes coziness, and in the final scenes DiSalvo-Ryan's industrious, multigenerational crowd is lit up as much by Grandpa's loving smile as by his bright red smock. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The author/illustrator of City Green (1994) and Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (1991) again celebrates community spirit, this time with a tale of a takecharge child who refuses to let her grandpa's corner grocery quietly disappear when a big supermarket opens down the street. Read full book review >

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CITY GREEN by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An optimistic tale that manages to be both encouraging yet realistic about how to do some good in your very own backyard. (Picture book. 5+)"
When an abandoned house on her street is torn down, Marcy feels saddened by its loss. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S SMILE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2010

"Long-distance grandmothers everywhere will sympathize with Grandma as she searches for her lost smile in her grandson's picture, among his toys and in his bedroom, just as they will rejoice in the pair's loving reunion; those who read this may try a similar trick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Siegel's debut is a whimsical salute to the lengths grandmothers will go to to see their grandchildren. Read full book review >

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NOW WE CAN HAVE A WEDDING! by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"There are homey, familiar scenes of cooking in a variety of kitchens; the warm watercolor paintings contrast real-life domesticity with the exhilaration of the pending nuptials. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Perhaps only in New York City could a small girl go from one apartment to another in her building, helping friends of all nationalities prepare special foods for her sister Sallie's wedding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU WANT WOMEN TO VOTE, LIZZIE STANTON? by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"Lively, enjoyable fare from a reliable and expert storyteller. (Biography. 10- 14)"
The early women's rights and suffrage advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton is the focus of a readable, accessible biography. Read full book review >

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JANET'S THINGAMAJIGS by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1987

"The softly colored, realistic illustrations neatly catch the spirit of this slice of real life."
Twins Jimmy and Janet are back with an ongoing squabble, eventually solved by the arrival of full-size beds. Read full book review >

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THE REAL HOLE by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1960

"His family hits upon a delightful solution, and the denouement of this charming story takes into consideration the nature of the reader at whom it is directed."
Four-year-old Jimmy, unlike his girl twin, likes real not imagined things. Read full book review >

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THE GO-BETWEEN by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Lexi must be seven or eight; the rather long text makes a good choice for independent readers of the same age. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
A satisfying child's-eye view of a November romance: Gram, who shares narrator Lexi's room, often sends Lexi with a pot of tea for Murray Singer, who runs the newsstand they can see from their window, across N.Y.C.'s Broadway; he sends back newspapers inscribed with his own cheery messages. Read full book review >