Search Results: "Helen Foster James"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Perhaps a little too sweet in tone for some, but most grandmas would love to read this to a grandchild. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A gray grandma bunny expresses her love for her little bunny grandbaby in this sweetly sentimental sequel to Grandma Loves You! (2013). Read full book review >

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PAPER SON by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An effective and empathetic depiction of the Angel Island experience. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The journey from China to the United States and the experience on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay are fraught with anxiety and peril for 12-year-old Wang Lee. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA LOVES YOU! by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A beloved grandparent gift purchase to be sure but also a toddler-friendly inclusion to an intergenerational storytime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A grandfather rabbit celebrates the birth of a new baby bunny and recounts the many adventures they will have. Read full book review >

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MOMMY LOVES YOU by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2017

"In the end, this joins the crowded ranks of cute books in verse vying for new mothers' attention and doesn't really stand out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Following titles dedicated to grandmas and grandpas, the author-illustrator duo tackles mothers. Read full book review >

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DADDY'S GIRL by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Pair with Hammer and Nails for another look at daddy-daughter time that isn't so determinedly girly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl enjoys tea with her dad. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA LOVES YOU! by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unabashedly idealized but nevertheless wholehearted hymn to grandmotherhood (Picture book. 2-4)"
The arrival of a new grandchild is joyously celebrated in this grandmotherly ode to their new life together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE AMERICA by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"More a sure-fire flop than a patriotic primer. (Board book. 3-4) "
It's unlikely little ones will garner much appreciation for the U.S. of A. from these trivial riddles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ghost Dog by Helen Currie Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2014

"A lively and laudable protagonist will have readers hoping that she'll soon stumble upon another murder.
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Crime-solving attorney Alice MacDonald Greer returns to help an aspiring singer/songwriter whom cops suspect of murder in Foster's (Ghost Cave, 2014) thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Bubba and babe, hair as big as a Texas sun, ride off to a life of happy ranching, and readers will be proud to have been along for the courtship. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
A Cinderella parody features the off-the-wall, whang-dang Texas hyperbole of Ketteman (The Year of No More Corn, 1993, etc.) and the insouciance of Warhola, who proves himself only too capable of creating a fairy godcow; that she's so appealingly whimsical makes it easy to accept the classic tale's inversions. Read full book review >

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HE WAKES ME by Betsy James
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A joyful, perceptively observed vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a poetic text resembling a series of haiku, the particular habits and grace of one slim, independent but affectionate cat are vividly evoked (``He goes under. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"If you're charge of read-tos or are just seeking a good read and you missed this duo before, run—do not walk—to your bookseller or library and get to know Grandaddy and Janetta. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The surpassing good news here is that three of Griffith's four estimable chapter books about Janetta and her Grandaddy (Grandaddy's Stars, 1995, etc.) are again available to delight "readers" who are read-to, young readers themselves, and more than a few older readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDADDY AND JANETTA by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"Stevenson's delicately adroit lines and soft colors nicely enhance the quiet mood and gentle wit. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
In a six-chapter companion to Georgia Music (1986) and Grandaddy's Place (1987), Janetta returns to her grandfather's Georgia cabin after a year back in Baltimore. Read full book review >