Search Results: "Emilie Chollat"


BOOK REVIEW

RAIN DANCE by Kathi Appelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Puddle-loving tots are bound to revel in all this squashy fun and learn a little something, too. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A collection of farmyard creatures cavorts among the raindrops in this latest release in the Harper Growing Tree series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers who find Aesop's fables stodgy and Jon Scieszka's incomprehensible might want to have a go at these. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
The author of What a Truly Cool World (1999) twangs his silly bone again, producing six fables that are well south of serious, though carrying kernels of truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, MAMA GOOSE by Jane Breskin Zalben
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Children will enjoy searching out their favorite characters in their new settings, and adults will chuckle at the visual elements placed just for them. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mother Goose is the real-estate agent who rearranges the traditional settings of her famed tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE FRENCH WHISTLE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The sprinkling of French vocabulary and the repetition of the whistle sounds make this a perfect read-aloud story—young readers will be whistling for more. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
The shrill metallic sound of "Whoui! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S AWAKE IN SPRINGTIME? by Phillis Gershator
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The reason for this can be seen in the child's bedroom accessories, but that last spread comes too late to satisfy quibblers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Down, down goes the sun, / And down in the sea, / Fish find a safe place to hide. // Who's asleep? / ‘Not I,' says the minnow." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILIE & THE HOLLOW WORLD by Martha Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"A swashbuckling escape for avid readers that trades buttoned-up boundaries for unbridled adventure. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Running away from home never sounded so good, especially when it involves stowing away on a ritzy, cloaked-in-magic ship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 19, 2009

"An enjoyable slice of Americana, but lacks total emotional truth."
This engaging-if not compelling-memoir follows the life of an American girl from the Great Depression to 9/11. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO KISS FOR GRANDPA by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"A piquant tale that will strike a chord with readers on both sides of the age divide. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a wry tale of toddlerhood, young Louie, firmly engrossed in his own world, has a hard time aligning his wants in accordance with other's desires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY'S GOLD by Emilie Christie Burack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Despite thin spots, Burack's story moves at an engaging clip with enough thrills and historical detail to please many readers. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A Scottish lad flees his home in pursuit of treasure that promises to relieve his family's penury forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A stark, strained account of a singularly courageous couple, at the point where black-and-white cinematography meets naked truth. (photos, not seen)"
Schindler's list of triumphs and failures as recollected by the Holocaust hero's unsung and oft-stung widow. Read full book review >