Search Results: "Esperança Melo"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU MORE by Susan Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not exactly captivating toddler fare, but this celebration of love and life will no doubt be enjoyed by doting new parents and their not-yet-mobile infants. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A parent or other loving caregiver proclaims love for a child in a series of couplets that invoke the beauty of each month of the year. Read full book review >

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MERCI MISTER DASH! by Monica Kulling
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2011

"A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. Dash may be a mixed breed, but he is a most fastidious dog, well mannered, well dressed and very well behaved. Read full book review >

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MORE BLUEBERRIES! by Susan Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A little monomaniacal, but a great read-aloud that supports both vocabulary building and phonemic awareness. (Board book. 6 mos -2)"
Two siblings overindulge in the titular fruit. Read full book review >

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JOJO THE GIANT by Jane Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Barclay ably captures the affection of the central relationship, though, and the ending is a genuine surprise. Heartwarming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Could little JoJo possibly win the big race? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Judy Ann Sadler
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Sadler makes that task possible for beginning knitters of any age. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
A well-designed, easy-to-follow guide for new knitters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS THE TOADILLY TERRIBLE BULLY by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Like Thomas himself, Levy seems intent on sabotaging her own effort to connect and find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The serious topic of bullying gets a light treatment in this tale of limited social skills and accidental friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN SEAS by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Backmatter includes further resources and 'Fun Facts about Seas and Oceans.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a young rabbit daydreams in geography class of visiting the seven seas, the bodies of water he imagines are, well, not water! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS CAN DO IT: CROCHETING by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A good introduction to the craft. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Another easy-to-follow instructional book in the Kids Can Do It series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLER by Patricia Melo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"Little Caesar recast as pitch-black Brazilian farce—with appropriately distorted echoes of The Maltese Falcon, The Stranger, and Yojimbo."
An improbably dissociated killer stalks the So Paulo streets with the citizens' cooperation and gratitude in Melo's first English publication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RIDING HOOD'S HOODS by La Tortuga Casiopea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2011

"A visually rich, technologically sound app that could be a homerun with a bit of storytelling help. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In this iteration of the classic fairy tale, Little Riding Hood (no Red) accumulates hoods from various family members—in a variety of colors. Read full book review >