Search Results: "Henrietta Branford"


BOOK REVIEW

SIX CHICKS by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"A gentle countdown to bedtime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's bedtime for six little chicks, but the world is too interesting to allow them to sleep. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG FIGWORT CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Young readers will surely predict what's next: the last series of vignettes shows the once-perky porker as he finally settles down to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Struggling to sleep, the late Branford's (The Fated Sky, not reviewed, etc.) porcine star embarks on a series of adventures in this satisfying bedtime fantasy. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S PERSONAL SPACE by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"It is no small thing for a 7-year-old to cope with change. Branford offers chapter-book readers an appealing model. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Leaving hurts, but Violet Mackerel finds something that helps. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS BEAR by Henrietta Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An inviting book that satisfies to the end, when Cub curls up cozily with his parents and his new treasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alice-like, the polar bear cub slips into a hole in the snow—and falls down, down into Santa's book-lined, toy-bedecked office. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S NATURAL HABITAT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Still, this sweet family story stands alone and should attract new fans. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Seven-year-old Violet's Theory of Helping Small Things doesn't work out well for a ladybug, but it does inspire her big sister Nicola's successful natural science project. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Violet and her family are original and appealing, a lovely addition to any chapter-book collection of characters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
A collection of small things and a generous gesture win Violet Mackerel the Blue China Bird she's admired for weeks at the Saturday-morning market. Read full book review >

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NINEVEH by Henrietta Rose-Innes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A persuasive, witty exploration of a tough and unconventional young woman—and a consistently lively account of the entanglements of cultural politics, class, and architecture in contemporary South Africa."
White South African writer Rose-Innes makes her American debut with a nimble, intriguing novel about a second-generation Cape Town exterminator—er, ethical pest-removal specialist. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S POCKET PROTEST by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A characteristically intelligent entry in a consistently appealing series. (Fiction. 5-9)"
When Violet and her friend Rose learn that their favorite oak tree is to be cut down, they organize a small protest with a big result. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S REMARKABLE RECOVERY by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"This agreeable account should attract new Violet Mackerel followers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Violet Mackerel makes a new friend while waiting for her tonsillectomy and cements that friendship by singing on the radio. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROAR! by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Crafty details like these transform what might otherwise be just another look at the oldest cast of characters in children's literature into a visual extravaganza. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection) (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
They're going to discover Barney soon enough, if they haven't already, so parents may want to head them off at the pass with this cast of dinosaurs who are as diverse and rife with character as Barney is, well, purple. Read full book review >