Search Results: "Helen Mixter"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GREAT BIG MAMMA by Olivier Ka
by Olivier Ka, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Helen Mixter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"One quick disparagement of thinness is less than ideal but doesn't spoil Ka's welcome new celebration of being 'perfect just the way you are.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A soft, cozy portrait of a soft, cozy mamma whose little boy loves her fatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY by Hervé Bouchard
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pensive, with hushed, desolate notes, this is best suited for thoughtful readers, both YA and adult, who are ready for a quiet literary examination of loss. (Graphic memoir. 12 & up)"
A sparse, evocative look at a father's death. Read full book review >

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I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE A CHILD by Alain Serres
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Provocative and guaranteed to spark awareness of children's rights. (note on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; list of states party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the bold opening assertion, "I am a child with eyes, hands, a voice, a heart, and rights," to the urgent closing plea, "We need our rights to be respected now—today," this primer invites young readers to think about their universal rights as children as embodied in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLESAUCE by Klaas  Verplancke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are in its visual transformations and emotional intensity, but with a more present and openly loving parent. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"My daddy has warm hands. His fingers taste like applesauce. I wish he had a thousand hands." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE ROUND HOUSE by Bolormaa Baasansuren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A unique look at a culture unknown to most. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This "little round house" is a ger, a Mongolian movable house used by the nomadic people of the steppes as they move from camp to camp with the changing seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, COMMANDER by Ahmad Akbarpour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Tanks and fallen soldiers, no matter how innocently rendered, make this more suitable for older readers, but the recognition of the essential humanity of an enemy is a good lesson for all. (introductory note) (Picture book. 8-12)"
In the war between Iran and Iraq, a little boy loses his leg—and also his mother. Read full book review >

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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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FACING DOWN FEARS WITH HELEN OXENBURY
by Julie Danielson

If you are a fan of the work of British illustrator Helen Oxenbury, now is a good time. “Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations,” says one. “Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of all time,” says another. I refer to the jacket-flap bios of two brand-new Oxenbury-illustrated picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLUE HORSE by Helen Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This warmly reassuring tale is ideal to share with hesitant little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tender-hearted tale about overcoming the pangs of social anxiety. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! by Helen Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

Amy says, ``I liked it best with just us three, only Mom and Dad and me.'' Now a baby brother has intruded upon the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This monster-in-a-closet is a daytime fear: William's grizzly invades his imagination when he spies something dark behind the door in the big, shadowy hall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >