Search Results: "Jane Manning"


BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manning's Millie returns with fierceness in check until an unwelcome visitor finds her chasing him "like bad luck." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELFIE ONE by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This special story will be read or sung over in the library, over in the classroom, and over in the family room, next to the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic children's song "Over in the Meadow" moves to the North Pole in this Christmas-themed interpretation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO KANGAROOS WEAR SEAT BELTS? by Jane Kurtz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A perfect read for the pell-mell toddler who is sometimes frustrated by the safety measures imposed by loving adults. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Firmly belted in the back seat and on the way to the zoo, a little boy wants to know if kangaroos have to wear seat belts, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING OFF LIBRARY SHELVES by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The final stanza of Cynthia S. Cotten's 'My Card' says it all: 'My library card / unlocks the world / and more / with a single / scan.' Amen. (Picture book/poetry5-12)"
The title of this book of 15 poems will immediately grab the attention of teachers and librarians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERFECT PLAN by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Please, let there be more adventures of Mac and Cheese, the Felix and Oscar of the early-reader world. (Early reader. 4-8)"
In this offering for emerging readers, Mac and Cheese, two cat friends, prove that opposites attract, even in the feline world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A BOOT by Linda Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Readers of Mother Goose with lingering questions about that old woman with so many children will find some answers at last, in this lively take on the traditional rhyme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of Mrs. Biddlebox (2002) posits another irascible senior citizen, this one living in a big boot with only an equally irritable cat for company. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUST-SO WOMAN by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Manning's illustrations nimbly incorporate the story's rustic, old-timey elements while rendering the characters in child-appealing, cartoonish forms. (author's note) (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This level-three title in the I Can Read series introduces new readers to a fastidious female homesteader and her "devil-may-care" male neighbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNORING BEAUTY by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2014

"Snore. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mouse in his house—which is also Sleeping Beauty's castle—attempts to get a full night's sleep before his wedding but is stymied by the great wracking snores of the princess herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIP, DROP by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"A solid choice for the easy reader shelves in both public and school libraries. (Junior Library Guild selection) (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Weeks continues her watery-themed flow of beginning readers (Splish, Splash!, not reviewed) with this entry in the I Can Read Book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >