Search Results: "Erin E. Moulton"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEPERS OF THE LABYRINTH by Erin E. Moulton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A promising idea that misses its mark. (Thriller. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Lil travels to Crete in hopes of connecting with her deceased mother's mysterious past. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE MILKY WAY by Erin E. Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A poignant story filled with chaos, deep affection and hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lucy Peevey is desperate to get out of Sunnyside Trailer Park, but with a mother whose sanity is quickly unraveling, departure seems unlikely anytime soon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACING STARS by Erin E. Moulton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"This improbable plot and spunky protagonist are appealing bait for a heartfelt, memorable story. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Most kids can pucker up a fish face, but Indie Lee Chickory can make specific ones like wounded mackerel, flat haddock and trout pout, earning her the label of fish freak of Plumtown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A generally realistic portrait of sisterly conflict, and undemanding readers will enjoy the fast-paced action. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Almost relentless peril besets two resourceful girls who seek a miracle cure for their ailing newborn sister in Vermont's mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE THE CELL by Erin E. Murphy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A specialized work that will appeal to attorneys, investigators, crime writers, and others on the frontiers of forensic DNA laws and technologies."
A critique of the criminal justice system's overreliance on forensic DNA, focused on legal and scientific questions underlying the topic's CSI glamour.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The boy, his dog and bird rear back in wonder; readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fogliano and Stead (And Then It's Spring, 2012) produce another tender, timid story about a boy, his animal friends (a basset hound and a bird) and practicing patience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This sweet seedling will undoubtedly take root and thrive. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A boy plants seeds in late winter's brown, barren earth and vigilantly watches for green sprouts alongside his companions (a dog, turtle, rabbit and bird). Read full book review >

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THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A man who delivers messages sent via ocean bottle longs for a message of his own. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The Steads' work adopts a folkloric approach to cooperative relationships; the affectionately rendered animals that stand in for humans convey a nurturing respect for child readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Within a gentle tale of hibernation and renewal, the Steads' second collaboration (after Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee) explores a second, internal theme: the nature of the storytelling narrative itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY by Ed Galing
Kirkus Star
by Ed Galing, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will hear the 'clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop' in every image of this astonishing book. (Picture book. 2-12)"
Poet Galing (1917-2013) leads Tony, a dairy delivery horse, through the veil of memory, encantatory phrasing—circling and repetitious—calling him plodding from pre-dawn into the present, his sturdy flank barely expanding with the effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MULTIPLY ON THE FLY by Suzanne Slade
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"In trying to do too much, this title may leave readers with too little. (Math picture book. 8-10)"
Rhyming verse presents buggy word problems that can all be solved using multiplication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >