Search Results: "Gabrielle Grimard"


BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN WORDS by Melanie Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Unforgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Grandpa tells his granddaughter he has lost his Cree words, the 7-year-old asks for an explanation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA AND THE CROW by Gabrielle Grimard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though hardly a bullying silver bullet, this is an artful take on resilience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lonely, bullied child comes to proudly claim the label her tormentors give her, refusing to let their hateful judgment determine her self-worth. Read full book review >

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FATIMA & THE CLEMENTINE THIEVES by Mireille Messier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"This sweet tale of ingenuity and kindness to all creatures tries, but it does not fully measure up to its potential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How do you stop elephants from trampling your orchard, damaging your trees, and destroying your ripe clementines every night? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE YOUNG KNIGHT by Kate Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Earnest, but that's probably not enough to captivate readers. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Kingsbury, a prolific author of Christian novels for adults, offers a story for younger readers about a courageous knight who competes to become prince of his homeland and heir to the throne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY, MAYBE by Dominique Demers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Adults could probably make many dreams and metaphors of this, but it is lovely in itself, with its promise of the power of story and imagination, and the wait for the perfect, sublime friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mysterious and very Gallic (the author is French-Canadian) story with hints of Pippi Longstocking and Pooh without really being very like either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS EIGHT by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Utterly compelling. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
The authors of Fatty Legs (2010) distill that moving memoir of an Inuit child's residential school experience into an even more powerful picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT MY GIRL by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Another compelling version of an inspiring story. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Ten-year-old Olemaun describes her return from two years at the outsiders' school and her slow re-entry into her family's Inuit world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."
The latest from one of the finest contemporary graphic artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF EMPRESS CASSIA by Gabrielle Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hinting of a spell of unearthly enchantment with its mystical healing garden and the good-hearted artist that creates it, this effort offers promise but ultimately is more charcoal sketch than pastel panorama. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Using a box of enchanted pastels, 12-year-old Chinese-Australian Mimi Lu creates a fantasy garden with supernatural properties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANDAS ON THE EASTSIDE by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A book to inspire readers to be the change they want to see in the world. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1972 the Chinese government gifted the people of the United States with two giant pandas. Prendergast imagines what might have happened to the pandas on their way to Washington, D.C., had the delivery not gone smoothly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRAIL DAYS by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Punchy, insightful and great for music lovers. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Stella, a Chinese-Canadian rock drummer, yearns for success for her band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPRICIOUS by Gabrielle Prendergast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sensitive and compelling. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
This verse novel follows a girl juggling two boyfriends and trying to cope with her rival at school. Read full book review >