Search Results: "In Seon Chae"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU COUNT A DOZEN DUCKLINGS? by In Seon Chae
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Sure to be a favorite with elementary and preschool teachers; pair it with Ruby Dee's Two Ways to Count to Ten (1999). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mama Duck does some clever math when it comes to keeping track of her dozen ducklings. Read full book review >

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THE LION IS NO LONGER KING by In Koli Bofane
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Lev's boldly colored illustrations—resembling a child's version of the paintings of Lascaux—finely complement this unadorned tale, with his rendering of the lion cleverly telegraphing a change in the wind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An uncluttered cautionary tale with roots in African folklore, in which a lion— mean-spirited, egocentric—gets his just deserts. Read full book review >

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IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE PERFECT PRINCESS PARTY by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A chuckle-inducing, entirely worthy stand-alone follow-up to the terrific The Princess in Black (2014). (Fantasy. 5-7)"
Princess Magnolia's perfect birthday party's threatened by constant monster alarms, summoning her secret identity again and again. Read full book review >

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A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Whisper In My Ear by John Henry Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"While offering some enthralling accounts of war, this book delivers a frustratingly anticlimactic end to an otherwise strong series."
This concluding novel in a trilogy examines three American lives that intersect during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN BLACK by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out? (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Perfect Princess Magnolia has a secret—her alter ego is the Princess in Black, a superhero figure who protects the kingdom! Read full book review >

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IN THE MEADOW by Yukiko Kato
by Yukiko Kato, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"This immersive experience is the first in a proposed series of nature books; a welcome addition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A memorable day at the river with the whole family. Read full book review >

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MARGE IN CHARGE by Isla Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Younger readers with intermediate reading skills may have fun with the silliness and the surprises. (Fiction. 7-10)"
By the end of their first night with babysitter Marge, 7-year-old Jemima's 4-year-old brother, Jake, says, "We have a royal babysitter…but we have to babysit her!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >