Search Results: "Felicia Sanzari Chernesky"


BOOK REVIEW

PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This is neither the best shape book nor the best fall book out there, though if teachers are looking to combine the topics, this may be a good choice. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A father-daughter-son trip to the pumpkin patch is an opportunity to point out shapes while enjoying the sights and tastes of the season. Read full book review >

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CHEERS FOR A DOZEN EARS by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Nails its seasonal and counting concepts, with both flair and flaws. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Chernesky and Swan (Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes, 2013) reunite, again pairing a season with an early learning concept. Read full book review >

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SUN ABOVE AND BLOOMS BELOW by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Not a strong choice for either springtime explorations or opposites, though teachers may reach for this in preparation for a farm field trip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The team of Chernesky and Swan rounds out the four seasons with this look at springtime opposites (Cheers for a Dozen Ears, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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FROM APPLE TREES TO CIDER, PLEASE! by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Mouths will water for apple cider, and a trip to the local orchard is surely in order. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This visit to an apple farm is lots of fun for both the redheaded tyke who narrates and readers, who will learn how apple cider is made. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY by Felicia  Yap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A twist in the final act can't save this over-the-top revenge tale."
In a world where long-term memory is a thing of the past, investigating a murder becomes a daunting prospect indeed. 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 >

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SORA AND THE CLOUD by Felicia Hoshino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An airy flight of imagination, bi-cultural as well as bilingual. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A cloud carries a delighted lad over a city and an amusement park, past kites and fireworks, then on to dreams. Read full book review >

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BELLY BUTTON BOY by Peter Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not a first choice for all collections, but a book that grows on you, especially if you're six and hate baths. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone knows a boy like Billy. Read full book review >

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JUNA'S JAR by Jane Bahk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"While a little logically shaky, this fills a need for those children who find themselves adrift when their closest friends seemingly disappear. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A seemingly ordinary kimchi jar is anything but in this gentle tale of old friends and new. Read full book review >

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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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DOWN HOME AT MISS DESSA'S by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These problems don't ruin the generous sentiments of the story, but they render them less forceful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two picture-book newcomers create a remembrance of a special friendship from a summer day in an African American community in the rural south of the 1940s. Read full book review >