Search Results: "Harriet Weed Hubbell"


BOOK REVIEW

WILL POOLE'S ISLAND by Tim Weed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"This riveting portrayal of early Colonial New England shines a speculative but compelling light on the time and place. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Will, resident of an English settlement on the edge of the American wilderness in 1643, risks everything when he lets a wise and powerful Native American shaman provide guidance. Read full book review >

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APPLES HERE! by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Considering the plethora of same-topic titles available—Ken Robbins's Apples, for instance (p. 962)—this, though not really a bad apple, isn't likely to be a first pick. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Hubbell (Pumpkin Jack, 2000) poses children and apple trees together in every season, and writes evocatively of the apple's annual cycle, from dormant winter bud to farmers' market and applesauce for latkes. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY DANCE by Will Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A wonderful way to share the secret of engineering a snow day with a class of children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When snow begins to fall during the school day, a teacher suggests wearing pajamas backward and doing a little dance in the evening, but no one dares to utter "snow day" for fear of a jinx. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1999

"Just as Hubbell intended, readers leave these essays with nothing short of charity and friendship toward these little beasts, and a profound appreciation for Hubbell's artful introductions. (Author tour)"
Hubbell (Far Flung Hubbell: Essays from the American Road, 1995, etc.), fresh to her Maine coast home after 25 years in the Ozarks, goes exploring among the spineless and the no-necks. Read full book review >

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FAR FLUNG HUBBELL by Sue Hubbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Hubbell at her clever, entertaining best. (photos not seen)"
Absolutely delightful slices of Americana from Hubbell (Broadsides from the Other Orders, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

A corrective to Frankenfood alarmists: Genetic engineering of plants and animals has been going on for millennia, thanks to humankind's tinkering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hubbell at her best, abuzz with brightness. (Fifty-six terrific, prickly b&w line drawings of creepy-crawlies)"
More delightful nature writing from the author of A Book of Bees (1988) and A Country Year (1986). Read full book review >

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FIREFIGHTERS! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"This one's a siren song for those youngest of firefighters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This rhyme will burn bright for imaginations that are ignited by sirens, red trucks and lifesaving heroes. Read full book review >

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BLACK ALL AROUND! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The author's rhymes try hard to make black an intriguing, special shade, but it is Tate's vibrant art that pulls the concept together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This earnest story told in rhyme focuses on things that are black in color, as seen through the eyes of a little African-American girl. Read full book review >

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SHAGGY DOGS, WAGGY DOGS by Patricia Hubbell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Any child who loves dogs is in for a real treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cornucopia of canines! Read full book review >

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POTS AND PANS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"DeGroat's colorful illustrations humorously depict the antics of a cat, a dog, and a baby as they revel in this lively impromptu performance. (Board book. 1-3)"
This boisterous picture book, a kindred spirit to Eve Merriam's Bam Bam Bam (1995), is a rollicking salute to the utter chaos created by a curious tot let loose in the kitchen. Read full book review >