Search Results: "Freya Hartas"


BOOK REVIEW

DARK LORD by Jamie Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Best read with its companion tome…let's just say best read; wouldn't want to anger the Dark Lord. (Humorous fantasy. 10-14)"
While the Dark Lord's away, everyone begins living in peace and harmony, much to the chagrin of the White Wizard, Hasdruban. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART by Stephanie Burgis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Aventurine is tired of being treated like a baby hatchling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY & HOPPER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Tasteful, affecting and never maudlin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy's journey of grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLANCY & MILLIE AND THE VERY FINE HOUSE by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Cozy and sweetly empathetic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fanciful and reassuring, this quietly charming Australian import examines universal experiences and emotions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAUDIE AND BEAR by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"There's fascinating aesthetic composition here, if the relationship doesn't distract. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Picture books are full of odd-couple friendships, plenty of which feature a bear; this example stands out in splendid composition and an unsettling dynamic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF A WORLD AWAY by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The theme of friendship and separation is an enduring one, important to young children, and will prompt discussions of friendship, moving away and geography. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Preschoolers Amy and Louie are best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IVY LOVES TO GIVE by Freya Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Right on target for young children, this offering seamlessly captures the world of a toddler and presents a nice blend of humor and warmth along with an affectionate acceptance of the learning process and a most satisfying finale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ivy is a particularly generous toddler who is learning where things belong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE APARTMENT BOOK by Richard Platt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"It's a unique and engaging entertainment, with no sign of Waldo anywhere. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Cross sections of a bustling, five-story apartment house at different times of the day appear in huge spreads that require readers to turn the book sideways; ``A Tour of the Old House'' and ``Who's Who in the Old House'' set up the real action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND MAE by Danny Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Lively and lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A friendship is formed, nearly lost, and re-established on a long train journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE BOX by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A poignant and accessible story about the importance of the survival of a people's history as well as of the people themselves. Excellent. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The enemy bombs the library, and Peter's father saves a beloved book in an iron box just before his people are forced to flee the war in his country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY TWO BLANKETS by Irena Kobald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An amazingly lovely import from Australia. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A girl her auntie used to call Cartwheel must flee from a land of war to a place where they can be safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HER MOTHER’S FACE by Roddy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Poignant. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Doyle's first picture book, a girl matures in the shadow of grief. Read full book review >