Search Results: "E.B. White"


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THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E.B. White
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1970

"However, when Louis raises his trumpet—to serenade the skeptical hotel clerk, for instance—or Mr. White pinions human foibles—'Kookooskoos' because 'a boy's camp should have a peculiar name'—reservations have a way of evaporating."
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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White
Released: Oct. 15, 1952

"The three way chats, in which they are joined by other animals, about web spinning, themselves, other humans—are as often informative as amusing, and the whole tenor of appealing wit and pathos will make fine entertainment for reading aloud, too."
A successful juvenile by the beloved New Yorker writer portrays a farm episode with an imaginative twist that makes a poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1972

"Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ('disinterested' means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — 'A bankrupt expression') a unique guide (which means 'without like or equal')."
Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings. Read full book review >

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SOME PIG! by E.B. White
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"No substitute for the full story, but a worthy stand-in for fledgling readers not yet up to tackling the original on their own. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Kneen contributes a set of serene, soft-toned scenes to the complete, unaltered second chapter of Charlotte's Web, in which Wilbur (who positively radiates with personality in the pictures) gets plenty of TLC from Fern, and is finally sold to the Zuckermans. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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HAS ANYONE SEEN WINNIE AND JEAN? by E.B. McHenry
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Since the two dogs escape once more on the final page, could Winnie and Jean again be seen, next time with the queen? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A matched pair of mischievous dogs, Winnie and Jean, escape from suburbia by tunneling under the fence in their yard. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by E.B. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The musical score is included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The well-known African-American spiritual serves as the text for this evocative interpretation, looking at one boy's cheerful personality as a shining light in his own neighborhood. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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EACH KINDNESS by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Something of the flipside to the team's The Other Side (2001), this is a great book for teaching kindness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Woodson and Lewis' latest collaboration unfolds with harsh beauty and the ominousness of opportunities lost. Read full book review >