Search Results: "Janet Graber"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE WITCH by Janet Graber
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Fourteen-year-old Gwendoline Riston is in big trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESISTANCE by Janet Graber
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Characters and plot are stock but competent. (prologue, epilogue) (Historical fiction. YA)"
This WWII story, more personal than political, shows one French girl's struggle with the Resistance and the sacrifices and decisions forced on her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUKTAR AND THE CAMELS by Janet Graber
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Muktar's enthusiasm, knowledge and talent with camels will attract young readers, and the story of the unusual delivery system will engage those who delight in knowing that children everywhere benefit from free library services. (maps, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Muktar's parents died in Somalia, but he has not forgotten his nomadic life, caring for the camels that were the source of his family's livelihood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PENGUIN AND THE PEA by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Alain Vaës reworks the Andersen tale more imaginatively in his Princess and the Pea (2001) and Mini Grey tells it from the pea's point of view in a much cleverer twist called The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be (2003). (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
More "flappily ever after" from the author of Cinderella Penguin (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUDINI by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Emotionally and artistically, it's Houdini's perspective, with his earnest exuberance, that steals the show. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Houdini the caterpillar is destined for greatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINO AND THE SIGNORA’S PASTA by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The Rome setting won't matter to kids because they'll focus on Pino's escapades, which are the spice in the sauce here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pedersen dishes up a tale about the homeless cats in Rome, the Signora who feeds them pasta and one grande gatto who wants a special meal that will make him purr like music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE WANTS TO PLAY! by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Toddlers will be glad to play along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Millie the calf wants to play, but it's very early in the morning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE IN THE MEADOW by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Picture perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Millie, a cheerful cow, spots an artist setting up his tools in her field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNING WAYS IN SOCCER by Janet Grosshandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Like the author's Everyone Wins at Tee Ball (1990), this will give prospective players, and their parents, a good idea of what they're getting into. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
An introduction for young children, featuring large action photos in full color, an easy text, and an appended note for parents. Read full book review >