Search Results: "Jacky Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

LADYBUG GIRL READY FOR SNOW by David Soman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A short, sweet tale introducing the concept of snow while celebrating the small joys of life in imaginative and joyful Ladybug Girl style. (Board book. 2-5)"
A Ladybug Girl adventure for her littlest fans, this one features a romp in the snow. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE DRESS-UP DILEMMA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Readers and their parents will appreciate how Lulu works through her dilemma on her own. Not only is this an entertaining story, but it's also a good conversation starter about being true to oneself. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ladybug Girl Lulu is sure what she'll wear for Halloween until a comment from her brother makes her question her decision. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BEST EVER PLAYDATE by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Ladybug Girl fans will find this offering satisfying, and its gentle didacticism goes down easy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ladybug Girl—aka Lulu—is so excited about her best friend's new toy that she temporarily forgets the joys of friendship. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND THE BIG SNOW by David Soman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A fine choice for young readers on a cold winter night, especially when enjoyed with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire like the one Ladybug Girl, Bingo and her brother curl up in front of. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the latest adventure in the popular Ladybug Girl series, Lulu and her basset hound, Bingo, enjoy a day of play outside in freshly fallen snow. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ideal inspiration for little ones seeking empowerment. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dressed as Ladybug Girl in her red-and-black tutu, spotted wings, antenna and boots, Lulu is ready for action, but is disappointed when her mother announces at breakfast that Lulu will have to organize her own fun time. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BUMBLEBEE BOY by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Super on so many levels. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bumblebee Boy is back in his own adventure in this imaginative romp through the sometimes complex world of big-brotherhood. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL'S DAY OUT WITH GRANDPA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ladybug Girl learns the importance of slowing down on a visit to the natural history museum. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG GIRL AND HER PAPA by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adult readers may wonder how long Ladybug Girl can keep up the cosplay, but older toddlers will, nonetheless, be pleased to see the beloved character in cozy scenes. (Board book. 2-4)"
The polka-dot-winged and red-clad heroine of the Ladybug Girl picture-book and board-book series enjoys exploring a variety of activities with her father throughout the day. Read full book review >

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BLACK BELT BUNNY by Jacky Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Black Belt Bunny's salad doesn't quite come together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wham! Bam! Chop! Can Black Belt Bunny pick up a new skill? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUKY by Shterni Rosenfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"If the early chapters feel padded, by the time readers get to the middle, they may be relieved to know in advance that the real Tuky survived: too much suspense can be as unbearable as too little. (historical notes, interview, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
There are no Nazis in the first 50 pages of this Holocaust tale. Read full book review >

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IS GRANDPA WEARING A SUIT? by Amelie Fried
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With closure provided by the arrival of a newly born cousin, this treats Bruno's feelings with respect while sensitively offering some direction for children in similar circumstances. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Along with tracking a small child's responses to his beloved grandfather's death, this import offers grown-ups some insight into what does, and does not, make sense about such losses to younger family members. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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