Search Results: "Janet Pedersen"


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

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

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

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

SNEEZY LOUISE by Irene Breznak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"A contagious debut. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Her eyes are itchy. 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

THEA’S TREE by Alison Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

When Thea's science teacher assigns her a month-long project that includes research, observation and recording data, Thea decides to plant a purple seed and watch what happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WEED IS A SEED by Ferida Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Jolly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a rhyming book, Wolff (The Emperor's Garden, 1994, etc.) looks at everyday things from opposing points of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND LIKE ED by Karen Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Her amusing depictions of Ed's idiosyncrasies and Mildred's chagrin further leaven the text. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a tender tale that explores the nature of friendship, Mildred the mouse realizes that perfection is not necessarily a meaningful quality in a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDERFUL THING ABOUT HICCUPS by Cece Meng
ANIMALS
Released: May 21, 2007

"Faintly reminiscent of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, this introduction doesn't exactly model best practices, but it does state them in ways that children will laughingly absorb. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With help from a hippo and an accident-prone little sister, a child explains library rules in this bubbly debut from Meng. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO? by Toni Teevin
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2006

"Ever so clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lonely old lady bakes bread to feed the birds and ends up with more than she bargained for in this amusing modern folktale. Read full book review >