Search Results: "Ian Schoenherr"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT & MOUSE by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"To be worried or teased'—before playtime becomes dinnertime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"So I won't pull her tail / Nor drive her away, / But Kitty and I / Very gently will play…" The "I" in Schoenherr's free adaptation of three nursery rhymes is a sportive, mischievous mouse that Kitty pretends to ignore until making a quick feint to grab the wee beasty. Read full book review >

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DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Great for storytimes on secrets or as a special birthday gift. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"What's THAT, Bear? / Don't spill the beans! / Don't let it slip! / Don't give it away! / Just button your lip!" Read full book review >

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PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

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READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"An unusual, thoughtful look behind the scenes in both the performing and visual arts, this is a comely story that will be useful in curricula. (Picture book. 6+)"
The question of how it might have felt to pose for the famous Monsieur Degas is considered in Littlesugar's story. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICES by Maile Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"This sober and well-constructed adventure accurately conveys the geopolitical instability of the era and is leavened with just enough magic, chaste romance and humor to appeal to middle-grade readers through teens. (art not seen) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
"Our work is an ongoing struggle with unintended consequences," says Marcus Burrows, the titular apothecary of Meloy's previous novel for young adults (2011). Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The volume comes to an unfortunately perfunctory conclusion with Hamilton's death in his duel with Aaron Burr, though source notes add interesting additional reading. (Biography. 9-12)"
His enemies may have called him an outsider, but Alexander Hamilton was loyal to his adopted country. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RACOON’S BIG QUESTION by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Bath times in a mixing bowl and play time in a many-limbed tree rendered in acrylics and ink offer amusing illustrations to accompany the quiet story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Poking his wet head out of his bath, Little Raccoon asks his mother an important question: "When do you love me most of all?" Read full book review >

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SUNRISE, SUNSET by Sheldon Harnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Musical arrangement at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Schoenherr uses the original setting for the renowned song's first appearance in this format, capturing its wistful tone with light-drenched scenes that basically reproduce the sets for Fiddler on the Roof, and people in shtetl garb who sometimes resemble the play's cast members. Read full book review >

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THE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Although Janie's narration loses some of its charm and humor as the adventure escalates, its blend of history, culture and the anxiety of the time with magical 'science' will keep readers just as spellbound as the characters. (art not seen) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Following the paths of Neil Gaiman, Julia Alvarez and Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author Meloy (Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, 2009, etc.) takes a successful plunge into middle-grade fiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ideally, this book might be paired with a work such as Ann Keay Beneduce's A Weekend with Winslow Homer (1993) to give readers a better sense of Homer's life, times, and work than is provided in the excellent but very brief endnote. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Littlesugar continues her series of picture books about artists (A Portrait of Spotted Deer's Grandfather, p. 1308, etc.) with this retelling of an incident that happened when Homer was mid-career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA ALIVE by Jean Karl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"And what a magnificent forest it is. (Bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Karl (The Search for the Ten-Winged Dragon, 1990, etc.) admits in her foreword that America Alive is by no means a complete history of this land. Read full book review >