Search Results: "Jing Jing Tsong"


BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS AND HAIR, WHAT ANIMALS WEAR by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The artwork is spectacular, but its factual content is not so well-presented. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
Sparse, rhyming text and lush collages impart elementary facts about different animals' body coverings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE WE MET by Laura Krauss Melmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Eloquent rhymes with striking imagery are upstaged by busy illustrations. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An ode from an expectant mother to her unborn child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANGHAI SUKKAH by Heidi Smith Hyde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"While both holidays are but lightly sketched, themes of friendship and respect across cultures are compelling. (historical note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Shanghai's Hongkew district, two boys, one German-Jewish, one Chinese, share in the celebration of their two harvest holidays, Sukkot and the Moon Festival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Books born to carry a message are burdened by that baggage; this is no exception. (authors' note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Deep in the jungle, the animals are experiencing a drought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"There's a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably. (maps, diagrams, recommended reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
A cartoon history of the tumultuous 450-year period in Chinese history known as the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRYSTAL RIBBON by Celeste Lim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Fantasy, history, folklore, memorable characters, and even a hint of humor converge for a great read. (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
This hopeful coming-of-age story weaves together historical facts and spiritual/cultural beliefs to tell a tale of empowerment from the perspective of a poor, young female—one of the lowliest members of society in medieval China. Read full book review >