Search Results: "Grace Nichols"


BOOK REVIEW

WHOA, BABY, WHOA! by Grace Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"As in Helen Oxenbury's world, this home offers a stimulating environment where an endearing explorer employs his senses to learn and grow. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An irrepressible, biracial baby crawls toward trouble at every turn, only to hear the titular refrain from safety-conscious family members. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"It's hard to locate favorites without an index or table of contents, but the endpapers place the poems perfectly with a colorful map of the Caribbean. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
These 39 bouncy rhymes require a little practice before reading aloud; the rhythms are tricky, but irresistible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY’S BURGLED BAKERY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This tasty treat's bound to have young readers alliterating along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bandit wipes out Betty's Bakery! Can the Gumshoe Zoo crack the case? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP WATER  by Katherine Nichols
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"A true but lackluster tale of teenage drug smugglers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling operation led by a high school Spanish teacher thrived in Southern California throughout the 1970s until it was brought down by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Read full book review >