Search Results: "Irene Luxbacher"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. FRANK by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"It's a perfect ending to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. Read full book review >

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THE IMAGINARY GARDEN by Stephen Michael King
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"More than the gardening or even the flowers, the dance of imagination between grandfather and grandchild is sweetly filigreed across the pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poppa lives in an apartment now, with a tiny, windy balcony instead of a garden. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBO BOOK OF OUTDOOR ART by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A minor effort. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
On the premise that anything can be art, and art is anything, the author invites young enthusiasts to combine art materials and natural objects in 57 projects for the backyard, beach and park. Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO-FARAWAY ADVENTURE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"This quiet, sweet story is a gift for all—explorers, grandchildren, parents—any who celebrate the gift of discovering the world together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Theo, the warmhearted heroine from The Imaginary Garden (2009), creates an unforgettable adventure for her beloved Poppa's birthday. Read full book review >

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MALAIKA’S WINTER CARNIVAL by Nadia L. Hohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hohn contrasts Jamaican and Canadian cultures tenderly, with deep understanding of both, and she and Luxbacher have created a sweet, immersive and loving book that will benefit both young new arrivals to a country and those just meeting them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Malaika is delighted to see her mother again, but after a brief stay in Jamaica, she's taking Malaika to her new home in Canada, along with her new, white French-Canadian husband, Mr. Frédéric, and his daughter, Adèle. Read full book review >

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MALAIKA'S COSTUME by Nadia L. Hohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A wholly earned celebration. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hohn's debut children's book explores Caribbean culture as it follows Malaika on her determined path to creating her dream carnival costume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >