Search Results: "Janet Lawler"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR A LULLABY by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers unfamiliar with the TV series may be left scratching their heads, and even for those who are fans, Tiny's dilemma feels overlong. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A British stop-motion animated series makes the jump across the pond to print. Read full book review >

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A MOTHER’S SONG by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no question this mother-daughter pair is enjoying each other's company, but this is far from the only book with such a portrayal. (Picture book. 3-5)"
From spring through winter a mother celebrates her bond with her daughter in syrupy, limping doggerel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCEAN COUNTING by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A great counting and learning combination. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
Gorgeous photographs and straightforward counting offer preschoolers a few facts about some ocean animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PREHISTORIC GAMES by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"For athletic dino action, stick with the Dino-Sports series by Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott. (glossary, pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Though the ancient Greeks hadn't yet invented the Olympics, this is what they might have looked like had the dinosaurs participated in the contests. Read full book review >

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RAIN FOREST COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Readers will not only practice their colors, they'll get an inkling of what a colorful and wonderful world we live in. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
Stunning animal photos introduce children to 10 basic colors in this latest from National Geographic Kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOCLAUS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young dino devotees will enjoy the rhyming text and the dramatic combination of Christmas, dinosaurs and steaming hot lava. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tyrannoclaus is the Santa of the dinosaur world, and he's having a bad Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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IF KISSES WERE COLORS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A distant and not as wittily composed cousin to Baby Hearts and Baby Flowers (2001), but the pictures repay reading and rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jay's brilliant imagination and artistry make this rather pedestrian, baby love song shine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWZILLA by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Ultimately like Snowzilla—fluff. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Community dissension and compromise are brought down to a kid's level in this tale of a giant snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >