Search Results: "Emily Winfield Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Wonderful, indeed. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A love song to baby with delightful illustrations to boot. Read full book review >

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ODDFELLOW'S ORPHANAGE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An uneven effort; still, youngsters not ready for Harry Potter will find comfort here. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
An undeniably charming story about the characters, albeit one-dimensional, who form a family at Oddfellow's Orphanage. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST FAMILY'S BIG DAY by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Looking closely at little details will offer readers big rewards. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A forest-dwelling family of tiny anthropomorphic bears and a baby fox go adventuring. Read full book review >

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SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"For lovers of fairy tales, this story of sisterhood, taking risks, and being kind is a physically beautiful book with an appealing cover and captivating full-color illustrations. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Picture-book author/illustrator Martin (The Littlest Family's Big Day, 2016, etc.) offers a reimagined chapter-book version of a lesser-known Grimm fairy tale, "Snow White and Red Rose." Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1994

"A provocative study, albeit one that occasionally reads like a PhD thesis, of how scientific ideas operate in the real world."
An anthropologist's erudite report on how our ideas about the body (and society) are undergoing a dramatic shift. Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO UGLY BUG by Caroline Winfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"A clever story about a child, an insect, and a friendship accompanied by uninspired pictures."
A young boy realizes his first impression of a bug is wrong in this lesson about understanding others. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"A mildly entertaining romp that's thrown out of whack by the religious-persecution theme."
Forget the sex and drugs. Was Shakespeare a closet Catholic? That's the big issue in this first novel from Winfield, founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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