Search Results: "Janet Pederson"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MEMORY OF GORFMAN T. FROG by Gail Donovan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Obvious appeal, particularly to fans of Andrew Clements's work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Josh Hewitt rushes through life, talking constantly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATH TIME by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sure to provide the incentive for wet and wonderful fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bath time can be fun time, especially when you can include all of your favorite floating friends. Read full book review >

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BABY FOR SALE by Jackie French Koller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Fed up at last after finding his cap in the toilet, Peter plops little Emily into a wagon and tries to peddle her to the neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BURMA SPRING by Rena Pederson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Pederson visited her subject several times, and she draws a deeply nuanced portrait of the enigmatic, inspiring leader."
The long, hard road to "national reconciliation" wrought by Burmese national heroine Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: April 1, 1994

"List of tribes and cultures. (Folklore/Picture book. 6+)"
How gratifying to have one of Bierhorst's peerless anthologies in picture-book format: 50-odd lullabies, night songs, and prayers of peoples from the Arctic to Paraguay, arranged in thematic groups showing how various cultures have celebrated the beauty and mystery of sunset, the heavenly bodies, night creatures, and the sacred darkness in which the Creator moves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DELICIOUS BUG by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bright and appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A deadlock between two chameleons disrupts the forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA MOON by Janet Marshall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pages of the book are thick and coated, making them durable and easy for small fingers to turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Marshall (Look Once, Look Twice, 1995, etc.) uses die-cut illustrations as a tease, for objects glimpsed on the other side of a hole are not what they appear: Candy canes turn out to be the sails of sailboats, and salt-water taffy is transformed into the whorls of a turtle's shell. Read full book review >

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LOOK ONCE, LOOK TWICE by Janet Marshall
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But the guessing game is fun, and may encourage children to look more closely at patterns in everyday life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The bold colors, sharp graphics, and pure design of this alphabet book will nab children's attention initially, but the ideas beyond that first look may confuse even older readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
A disabled teen archaeologist works in fascinating, hazardous conditions on a far-future Earth. Read full book review >