Search Results: "Erin Eitter Kono"


BOOK REVIEW

CATERINA AND THE BEST BEACH DAY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Children will especially appreciate seeing their wisdom validated in this sweet mother-son outing. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this variation on a well-trodden theme, mother barn owl Caterina takes her son Leo to the beach. Read full book review >

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CATERINA AND THE PERFECT PARTY by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"In spite of a somewhat lackluster text, this is a refreshingly traditional antidote to electronic amusements. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The best-laid plans of mice and OCD birds…. Read full book review >

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STAR BABY by Margaret O’Hair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Basic baby rhyme books are a dime a dozen; this one's priceless. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Hi baby / Up, baby / Sun, baby / Shine / Smile, baby / Laugh, baby / Hug, baby / Mine"—so go the first verses of this utterly winning baby-rocking ditty. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WISCONSIN by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2007

"Visitors to the state and any student studying the state will find this an entertaining way to learn about Wisconsin. (state facts and famous figures) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Jake is excited that his friend, Emma, is coming to visit him. Read full book review >

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EVERY COLOR by Erin Eitter Kono
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A bit touristy and perplexing in its lesson but cheerfully enjoyable—and worth it for that northern lights spread. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar bears searches for colors beyond white. Read full book review >

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HULA LULLABY by Erin Eitter Kono
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 18, 2005

"Guaranteed to gently rock tiny tots to sleep. (author's note) (Picture book. Infant-3)"
A little girl crawls onto her mother's lap to listen to the ipu "thump tap thump-a-tap" and watch the hula dancers sway in this perfectly pitched tropical lullaby that captures the sounds, sights and scents of an island night. Read full book review >

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PASSOVER! by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Dull, though serviceable for the youngest. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Schotter describes in a simple, yet humdrum, rhyming chant, the celebration of Passover and the special Seder or dinner for a modern-day American Jewish family. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER, HAVE THE ANGELS COME? by Denise Vega
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"We will set the world on fire,' an unarguably beautiful inspiration that needs a little tinkering and demystifying to work with its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Kono's flowing acrylics swirl about this bright, abstract tribute to an old woman's love for her little brown granddaughter, who thinks angels have made her wonderful grandmother the way she is: white hair, bowed back, slow step. Read full book review >

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PUNK WIG by Lori Ries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"This positive and upbeat approach to coping with cancer will be a welcome addition—younger than, but complimentary to Patricia Polacco's The Lemonade Club (2007). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A serious illness is given a lighthearted and encouraging treatment as a young boy relates how his mother is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Read full book review >

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NELLIE AND THE BANDIT by Eileen Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2005

"Kono's lively illustrations capture the spirit of frontier life and include African-American and Asian characters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Ross's sophomore effort, a young girl sets off to find her father, the sheriff, when she learns that the baddest bandit around has just escaped from jail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANSHU by Juliet Kono
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2010

"A highly readable work of historical fiction that will appeal to teenagers as well as adults."
Kono's (Ho'olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile and Other Stories, 2004, etc.) debut full-length novel is a bildungsroman based on historical events, which traces a brave teenager's journey to Tokyo during World War II. Read full book review >

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ERIN ENTRADA KELLY
by Jessie Grearson

“All my novels begin with a picture of a character. Then I start asking him or her questions—my favorite being why,” says Erin Entrada Kelly, whose middle-grade novel Hello, Universe was released on March 14. The picture that came to Kelly for this novel was that of an introspective, quiet, and lonely 11-year-old boy sitting deep in a well ...


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