Search Results: "Hanako Wakiyama"


BOOK REVIEW

FROM DAWN TO DREAMS by Peggy Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Some of the rhymes have a bit of clunky awkwardness, but the whole is a pretty, old-fashioned package. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Archer offers a little book of baby rhymes with a feeling of the past. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PET OF ALL by David LaRochelle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Kids will grin at the clever, imaginative ruse that outsmarts a mom as only kids can. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a little boy asks his mother for a dog, but the answer is no. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BO PEEP CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Erin Dealey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2005

"Rockabye, baby. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An over-the-moon bedtime read, featuring steady rhythms, accurate rhymes and a tuffetful of Mother Goose references. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT’S THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Maribeth Boelts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Wakiyama's demonstrative, electric artwork conveys all of James high-octane promises in a story that radiates the lighter side—or anyway more rascally side—of schooling. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little jet fuel to prepare young readers for the last day of school. Read full book review >

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GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX by Erin Dealy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Great fun to look at, but the illustrations can't save the mediocre writing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Goldie Locks has contracted chicken pox from an unknown source, although her mom asks Mrs. Bear if Baby Bear shows any signs of the disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Artistry trumps technology in this introduction to fish migration and the variegated beauty on our rivers' banks. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A glimmering fish travels downriver, descending snowy mountains, rushing past lush woods and wide meadows, and out to the open sea, wriggling alongside changing flora and fauna all the while. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

10 REASONS TO LOVE AN ELEPHANT by Catherine Barr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Well-meant but too often oversimplified. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A set of elephant facts designed to spark lifelong interest in protecting these curious and unique creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEETING LUCIANO by Anna Esaki-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 1999

"A good beginning."
A debut novel describing the coming-of-age of a young Japanese-American woman who must deal with her aging mother's withdrawal into a private world of her own fantasies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN SPRING / EN PRIMAVERA  by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Unfortunately, not a first-choice purchase. (Board book. 2-4)"
A bilingual English/Spanish board book about spring. Read full book review >