Search Results: "Eugene Yelchin"


BOOK REVIEW

ARCADY'S GOAL by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter—but no less affecting—than its laurelled predecessor. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion (not sequel) to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Eerie and effective. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
A "found" Russian manuscript recounts a late-19th-century haunting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPRING HARE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A celebration of the heights of imagination as the eponymous spring hare lives up (and up and up) to its name. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed, tawny hare joins a red-haired, fair-skinned child on a high-flying adventure in Yelchin's first wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A story just as relevant in our world, 'where innocent people face persecution and death for making a choice about what they believe to be right,' as that of Yelchin's childhood. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
"There's no place for the likes of you in our class," Sasha Zaichik's teacher tells him, and that seems to be the motto of the whole Stalinist nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART OF A SNOWMAN by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yelchin's visuals are interesting, if occasionally disorienting, but they cannot save this story from melting as thoroughly as any snowman. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy learns why snowmen always melt in this out-of-control surreal adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES, AND MORE! by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A pleasing introduction to plant biology with cross-curricular appeal. (Informational poetry. 4-7)"
Eighteen poems designed to be read aloud present the world of growing things in paired first-person voices. Read full book review >

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SEVEN HUNGRY BABIES by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"This one peeps loud: 'Read it again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama Bird faces quite a challenge feeding her voracious new brood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT IN THE DARK by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Less stylish than Ed Young's classic Seven Blind Mice but a serviceable rendition nonetheless. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
An Iranian-American author recasts an anecdote from the Persian poet Rumi, itself based on a far older tale about perceiving parts of a truth rather than its whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG PARADE by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Let this parade pass you by. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dogs of diverse descriptions are coerced by their owners into participating in a costume parade in this less-than-engaging story that tries too hard to be funny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRYBABY by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A winning choice for reading aloud in storytimes and a fine gift for a family with a new baby, with or without a dog. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A black Labrador retriever is the only family member who can soothe a crying baby in this humorous, cumulative story that cries out to be read aloud with plenty of sound effects. Read full book review >

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WON TON AND CHOPSTICK by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying companion to Won Ton's eponymous first outing (2011). (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Black cat Won Ton's perfect life with Boy hits a puppy of a hiccup. Read full book review >