Search Results: "Jan Siebold"


BOOK REVIEW

DOING TIME ONLINE by Jan Siebold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's a win-win story that would make Officer MacDougal proud. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One young man's punishment becomes an elderly woman's hope in the confines of an Internet chatroom. Read full book review >

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ROPE BURN by Jan Siebold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"From the first sentence ('I hate writing') to the last, the tone of the book is engaging and true to life; Richard not only gains understanding, but discovers his own voice as well. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Siebold gives an 11-year-old boy the chance to gain a better understanding of himself and his family through effective use of a well-worn device—a class assignment. Read full book review >

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ABC NOW YOU SEE ME by Kim Siebold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An eclectic and soothing selection. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
Zoo inhabitants put on the charm in this gentle alphabet offering. Read full book review >

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STARRY NIGHT, HOLD ME TIGHT by Jean Sagendorph
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This doesn't even come close to the many great bedtime/lullaby books out there with a similar 'Mommy loves you' theme. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This debut is a treacly tribute to a mother polar bear's love for her child. Read full book review >

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THE DOGHOUSE by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thomas's entertaining story and spirited illustrations kick this one right out of the park. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third time continues the charm for Thomas's latest offering featuring her familiar animal buddies (A Birthday for Cow, 2008). Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE DASSIES by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mashing up the ever-popular English story of "The Three Little Pigs" with her Namibian experiences, Brett uses her magical watercolor-and-gouache paintings to create a distinctive visual world. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU MAKE A SCARY FACE? by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"In a whopper of a twist, reality and imagination blend so subtly that children will find themselves looking around the room to ascertain for themselves just what's happened. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a series of speech balloons, a buck-toothed ladybug takes readers through a guided visualization of sorts. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE! by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The fascinating photographs are the strong point here, but the short paragraphs that explain the rituals and customs will tantalize readers to find out more. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The well-traveled author-photographer, who has provided many strongly individual portraits of peoples, now emphasizes similarities in the celebrations that humans have created for the seasons, births, deaths, weddings and histories. Read full book review >

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ON NOAH’S ARK by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Striking in its simplicity of telling, the watercolor and gouache artwork of birds, insects, and mammals breathes life into this apocryphal tale. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Bushels of interpretations of this Bible story exist, from humorous spins to wooden stylized images to an endangered animals slant, but Brett applies her familiar, appealing style and creates a child-friendly, beautifully crafted version. Read full book review >

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DOWN UNDER by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, she does a real service in presenting both groups as they have been; the books are handsome, appealing, and informative. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
One of two new volumes in a series Reynolds initiated in 1991 with books about the Himalayas and the Sahara. Read full book review >

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THE TURNIP by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Another Brett winner to add to the shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A classic Russian tale gets Brett's signature artwork and a twist ending. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RECYCLER by Jan Gerardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A well-meant miss. (Board book. 2-3)"
A little boy takes an active role in recycling and reusing in this lift-the-flap tale. Read full book review >