Search Results: "Elizabeth Baguley"


BOOK REVIEW

READY, STEADY, GHOST! by Elizabeth Baguley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A cotton-candy puff of a story: sweet but entirely insubstantial. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gilbert watches the big ghosts float off to be-spook dark, creepy forests and towering castles, but he decides to find a homey, cozy house to haunt instead. Read full book review >

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PIGEON POOP by Elizabeth Baguley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Even young children will find this, at best, a short-term solution, but in the end, at least it leaves both the townsfolk and the guano-gusher itself happy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Unlikely resolution notwithstanding, this thoroughly poopiferous tale of a pigeon with an outsized alimentary issue will leave readers wiping their…eyes from laughter. Read full book review >

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MEGGIE MOON by Elizabeth Baguley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Slyly poking holes in the theory that tough boys and smart girls can't find a common meeting ground, Baguley's hearty tale will set imaginations sailing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid girl teaches junkyard bullies that girls are clever, creative and fun. Read full book review >

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A LONG WAY FROM HOME by Elizabeth Baguley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The icy-blue palette of the North stands in sharp and effective contrast to the cozy browns of the burrow in this mild flight of fancy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Noah the bunny feels "squished and squashed by the sleepy rabbits" in his burrow, so into the night he goes. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LOST ROBIN by Elizabeth Baguley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"But while the story is sweet, readers are left with a slightly unfinished feeling, wondering why Robin stayed behind, and what the future holds for old Hare. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unusual friendship survives a wintry storm. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not as 'Ick'y as the spinach is in Eula's estimation but far from Mouse's opening observation of 'Amazing!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
An abecedary follow-up to Schoonmaker's debut, Square Cat (2011). Read full book review >

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TYGER! TYGER! by Elizabeth Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Teachers hoping to use the book as a springboard for class discussion of conservation issues, or as part of an area study, should be warned that some readers may be deeply disturbed. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The development of a Buddhist sanctuary for tigers threatened by poachers in Thailand is presented as a graphically illustrated fable. Read full book review >

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THE DELIVERANCE OF DANCING BEARS by Elizabeth Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A postscript by the author explains her passion for this issue and provides information on how to join the activism for saving the dancing bears and other abused animals. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual story based on fact carries a richly satisfying message. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN THE MAN by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Children will be delighted to join in, and for adults, this all-too-brief import deserves to become as popular a choice for storytime breaks as Marc Brown's classic Play Rhymes collections. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Children and caregivers who feel they've plumbed the pleasures of "Rockabye Baby," "Eeensy Weensy Spider," and all the other old chestnuts should fall with glad cries upon this effervescent gathering of original nursery poems and hand rhymes. Read full book review >