Search Results: "Jessica Spanyol"


BOOK REVIEW

CARLO AND THE REALLY NICE LIBRARIAN by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A wee introduction to libraries for wee folk. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Carlo's library—readers will remember Carlo Likes Reading (2001)—looks like an exceptionally cozy house: toys, posters, mobiles, and flowers all about, along with books and computers. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NEIGHBORS ON SUNNYSIDE STREET by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"With a tribute to the pleasures of reading folded in, and a closing set of cozy snuggles into bed, this crowd-pleasing read-aloud makes an irresistible invitation for younger readers to ruminate over how we are all the same in some ways, different in others. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young animals in four houses play differently but display the same joy in this captivating romp. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES READING by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though Spanyol mislabels a flying insect 'daddy longlegs,' and an extra, unlabeled spread seems to have been tacked on just to fill out the page count—or to show how well-rounded he is—this debut is bright, well-conceived, and infectiously enthusiastic. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In Carlo the giraffe's world, everything has a label, so reading is a constant, continuing activity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLIVE IS A NURSE by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Clive is a star! (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A stellar board book—one of four—about pretend play that subverts gender stereotypes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARLO LIKES COLORS by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A great book for color recognition, though you might have to make up your own ending. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After reading and counting, Carlo the cartoon giraffe explores yet another topic with preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLIVE AND HIS BABIES by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In a world where toy aisles and sometimes book racks are explicitly and implicitly gendered, Clive's love of baby dolls, frilly hats, glitter, and bags of all sorts is a breath of fresh air. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Meet Clive, a white toddler who loves to play with his toys, his accessories, and his friends. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE, LITTLE HOUSE by Jessica Souhami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Souhami's rendition doesn't lend itself to audience participation as well as McGovern's does, but figures in the illustrations are more expressively posed, and the cultural context is a little more generic. (brief, non-specific source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-7)"
In this recast version of an Eastern European tale best known from Ann McGovern's Too Much Noise (1967), Joseph goes to wise Aunty Bella to complain that his house is too small, and she bids him bring all of his livestock inside. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR MR. BARKER by Jessica Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A fairy-tale mashup light as a feather and pretty as a sunny morning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The scion of Janet and Allan Ahlberg continues the family tradition with another novelty fractured fairy tale—actually, make that tales. Read full book review >

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OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS by Jessica Petersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A jaunty rhyme and inventive toys-come-to-life spin on challenging the status quo, with especial appeal to fans of all things Thomas. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three sections of wooden train tracks inspire new ideas and fun. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST GOOD DAY OF THE YEAR by Jessica Warman
Released: May 12, 2015

"Hauntingly written but leaves readers wondering, what now? (Mystery. 14 & up)"
Ten years after the widely publicized kidnapping of Sam's baby sister, Turtle, Sam and her family return to live in the home where the abduction took place. Read full book review >

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UNFORGOTTEN by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A solid second installment that should please fans of the first. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
On the run from Diotech, the biotechnology company that created her, Sera has time traveled with her beloved Zen to an English farm in the year 1609. Read full book review >