Search Results: "Felicia Bond"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG RED BARN by Felicia Bond
Released: June 15, 1956

"Durably side sewn."
From dawn to dusk this trip around the barn creates a farm yard warmth as it introduces the animals casually one by one. Read full book review >

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BIG HUGS, LITTLE HUGS by Felicia Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Pass. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bond, illustrator of the If You Give… series, falls short in her attempt to celebrate hugs of all kinds everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG GREEN POCKETBOOK by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"A cozy, satisfying tale of an orderly world—simply told and illustrated with pictures in which the cheerful faces and tidy, spacious design nicely reflect the text's sunny flavor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they board the bus to town, Mama takes her big blue pocketbook; the narrator's pocketbook is just like it—but green and empty. Read full book review >

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IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE by Laura Joffe Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1998

"Whether the homesick pig is wrapped in a bath towel clutching her rubber duck or pirouetting on a tightrope, she'll please fans of the previous books, who will relish more of the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The familiar circular formula employing a cookie-eating, milk-guzzling mouse and muffin-eating moose now showcases a pancake-eating pig who, as readers may have come to expect, might be in need of some maple syrup. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

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IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A giggle-fest is sure to accompany this little guy wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That well-known mouse runs his little boy ragged—this time by accompanying him to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PORCUPINE’S CHRISTMAS by Joseph Slate
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Without being preachy, this team has created a sweet, if predictable, holiday story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lessons in differences and inclusion are charmingly presented in this pointed Christmas tale. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK WIDOW AGENCY by Felicia Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"There must be a less toxic way to work off anti-male grudges than the bitch-a-thon of Donovan's maiden voyage."
Four wronged women join forces to dupe, harass and humiliate men under the guise of helping their persecuted sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The mystery is tense and nerve-wracking, and the acrobatics are gorgeously hair-raising; they will help readers get past thinly developed characters and setting. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Family secrets and sinister superstitions threaten 16-year-old wire walker Jules Maroni's chance at a big break. Read full book review >

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BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be lost, indeed. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
The only mystery here is how one of America's oldest unsolved events—the Lost Colony of Roanoke—becomes tedious in this piece of speculative fiction. Read full book review >