Search Results: "James Bernardin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELVE PRAYERS OF CHRISTMAS by Candy Chand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, Sunday-school teachers and Christmas-pageant directors will find this useful. (Picture book/religion. 4-9)"
The Nativity is retold by 12 different characters, each offering a rhyming, first-person view of the events of the special night. Read full book review >

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WOULD I TRADE MY PARENTS? by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

The grass is always greener in other kids' families...or is it? Read full book review >

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A HORN FOR LOUIS by Eric Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

Kimmel embroiders one of the several contradictory anecdotes Louis Armstrong told about how he got his first horn into a warm Hanukkah tale with a whiff of old New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bernardin's illustrations are appealing without being overly sweet, and this will be a logical choice for families to read aloud on Christmas Eve. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
This traditional version of the Nativity story uses the King James Version of the Bible from the book of Luke with a short text and oversized format that will work well for reading to a group. Read full book review >

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A DOCTOR LIKE PAPA by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a brief episode exploring the theme of challenging gender roles that is loosely based on local history, the devastating flu epidemic of 1918 tests a Vermont child's resolution to become a country doctor like her father. Read full book review >

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ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CRACKS THE CASE by Donald J. Sobol
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"That's a formula that still works after more than a generation. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Having kept Idaville crime free "for more than a year"—more like 44 years, to be precise—the still-ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown takes on ten more scams, misdemeanors and outright felonies. Read full book review >

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SAY WHAT? by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Humorous situations, familiar parent-speak applied at the funniest times, and a hilarious war of words add up to a pleasant family story for readers who are just ready for chapter books. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Something's not right at the Robinson house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"How pleasing to have a new clutch of mysteries for the rising generation thereof. (Crime fiction. 8-10)"
Cranking out the cases for his brainy, perpetually ten-year-old sleuth since 1963, Sobol dishes up ten more—from stolen cookies and rare stamps to faked photos (see title) and a bogus 18th-century diary. Read full book review >

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GIANTS! by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"These well-told stories will please just about everyone: The large format works for story hours, the selection hits some multicultural notes, the interesting variations and source notes aid researchers. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A collection of seven tales, from the familiar (``Jack and the Beanstalk'' from England and ``The Cyclops'' from Greece) to the obscure (``Kana the Stretching Wonder'' from Hawaii and ``The Cannibal's Wonderful Bird'' from South Africa). Read full book review >

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LUMBER CAMP LIBRARY by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Kinsey-Warnock (A Doctor Like Papa, above, etc.) highlights love of reading and the desire to learn in this short, wholesome tale of hardship and friendship, set in early 20th-century Vermont. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >