Search Results: "Erica Silverman"


BOOK REVIEW

LET'S HAVE A PARADE by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Emerging readers looking for a just-right book for reading fun will welcome this new series and its heroine. (Early reader. 4-9)"
Bright-eyed Lana's big imagination draws her whole family into her play. Read full book review >

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RAISEL'S RIDDLE by Erica Silverman
Released: March 2, 1999

"Graber's illustrations are the perfectly complement, embodying Raisel's transformation from a life of servitude to one of riches 'more precious than rubies.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silverman (The Halloween House, 1997, etc.) tells of Raisel, an orphan girl who is raised by her scholarly grandfather until his death; three wishes from an old beggar woman allow Raisel to attend the Purim play dressed as Queen Esther, where she captures the attention of the rabbi's son. Read full book review >

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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Both girls and boys will enjoy this fresh new series, another winner in the publisher's stable of excellent books for emergent readers. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
After garnering a well-deserved Geisel Honor medal for their first adventure, Kate and her wiseacre talking horse Cocoa kick up their heels and hooves in another satisfying romp. Read full book review >

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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"The humorous text, warm friendship between horse and owner and captivating illustrations add up to a cowgirl and 'cowhorse' with enough star power to ride the range together in subsequent sequels. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Kate is a confident and resourceful little girl with her own talking horse in this easy reader written at the fluency level for children who are reading on their own but not quite ready for longer fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 2005

"Although most in the audience will be unfamiliar with Aleichem, they will identify with the child's dual wishes to please his father and to excel. (author's note, afterword, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A picture-book biography of Sholom Aleichem focuses not on his work as an adult, but on how the child grew to become the writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS A WEE WOMAN... by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"A fun-filled romp bound to become a favorite. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sometimes a shoe just isn't big enough for a whole family, even a miniature one, especially when said family consists of a mother, five children and a multitude of pets (including a cow). Read full book review >

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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Just right for the new reader who loves horses. (Early reader. 5-8)"
It was only a matter of time before Cocoa would get bored with barn life. Read full book review >

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MRS. PEACHTREE'S BICYCLE by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Best of all, it maintains a light, breezy tone throughout, not only in the text, but in Beier's pictures, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This turn-of-the-century tale breaks stereotypes while teaching the value of determination. Read full book review >

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FIXING THE CRACK OF DAWN by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"The book's lovely, but it misses the point. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
Lisa's dad tells her that her mom, away on a business trip, will be home ``at the crack of dawn.'' Lisa misunderstands the turn of phrase, and she begins to fret that her mother won't be able to get home if morning is cracked and the sun can't come up. Read full book review >

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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Yee-haw for Kate and Cocoa—and for all the readers who will learn to read right along with them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cowgirl Kate and her sensitive and lovable horse, Cocoa, are back in this third installment of the popular series for young readers. Read full book review >