Search Results: "Emily Sper"


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THE KIDS’ FUN BOOK OF JEWISH TIME by Emily Sper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"She concludes on an appreciative note, quoting Psalm 90: 'Count our days with thanks and we will bring wisdom to the heart.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The highly successful creator of Jewish-themed toy and movable books introduces the concept of the Judaic lunar calendar to young children including terminology in both Hebrew and English for counting and naming the days of the week and months. Read full book review >

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Follow the Yarn by Emily Sper
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The tangle of yarn on each page makes this delightful volume feel more dynamic than many typical concept books, with the frisky feline an energetic guide."
A spirited black kitten plays with yarn to teach children colors in this work from author and illustrator Sper (What on Earth Can We Do?, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

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What On Earth Can We Do? by Emily Sper
Released: July 15, 2016

"A concise but thorough environmental primer for young readers enhanced by colorful and attractive illustrations."
A children's book renders a practical environmentalist message in simple language and pictures. Read full book review >

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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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LOVING EMILY by Anne Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation."
Pfeffer pens a tale of star-crossed romance in her debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"Rueful and autumnal, but very moving."
Another quietly poignant character study from O'Nan (Songs for the Missing, 2008, etc.), this one tracing the daily routines and pensive inner life of an elderly widow. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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SEEING EMILY by Joyce Lee Wong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sensitive and finely crafted. (Fiction. 14+)"
In this coming-of-age montage, a Chinese-American teen discovers her world is "richer with the music of two languages, the rhythm of two cultures." Read full book review >

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MISS EMILY by Burleigh Mutén
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Uplifting and clever, Mutén's tale also includes a layer of biographical detail sure to tantalize Dickinson lovers everywhere. (biographical notes, bibliography) (Verse novel. 8-12)"
The Belle of Amherst leads some young friends on a grand adventure. Read full book review >

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LOUD EMILY by Alexis O’Neill
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An appealing nautical tale, this will have reflective readers wondering why whales would come to the rescue of a whaling ship, but O'Neill's language has a roll and verve that captures her young heroine's spirit perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Seven-year-old Emily, a petite child with stentorian pipes, takes ship with whispery Captain Baroo and his "kind but luckless" crew rather than enroll in Miss Meekmeister's School for Soft-Spoken Girls. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >