Search Results: "Josée Bisaillon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE VASE by Katarina Jovanovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Bullying is a hot topic, so this average effort joins an already crowded field. (Fiction. 7-11)"
After she accidentally breaks what she believes to be a valuable vase at the home of her babysitter, Sonia, a recent immigrant from Moldova, is blackmailed by the woman's granddaughter Marta, a classmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAT, LEO! EAT! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Food, family, stories: delizioso! (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nonna's tales about the stelline, chiancaredde and other shapes of pasta she serves entice a reluctant ragazzo to the dinner table.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAP! by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Like a ball rolling downhill, the combined momentum of verse and page turn should impel pre-readers to leap and then sleep—but not before demanding that those reading to them repeat: not to be missed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Creatures great and small spring into action on a sunny day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DIARY by Gilles Tibo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"The U.S. publisher, an arm of the American Psychological Association, suggests shared reading to prompt discussion; some readers may prefer to maintain the illusion of learning someone's secrets, responding to them without adult interference. (Picture book. 7-10) "
This private, off-limits diary of a young girl records ideas and feelings that she doesn't want to reveal to anyone else, turning readers into instant voyeurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER'S COMING by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Young readers will eagerly join this charming young hare in exploring the mysteries of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Winter is a very demanding visitor! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MOON HOAX by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"EWSLUGp2006 sets the bar. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Krensky spins a wisp of history into a diaphanous tale that's accompanied by arty illustrations that fail to add substance or even a sense of period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENNO AND THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS by Meg Wiviott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Bisaillon's combination of collage, drawings and digital montage create a Cubist backdrop for this darkly portrayed story told with minimal details that keep strictly to the cat's level of understanding—it's up to readers and their grown-ups to fill in the gaps, aided by an afterword and bibliography that provide background to the topic and grist for discussion. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Benno the cat has it pretty good, with a nice warm bed by the furnace of a Berlin apartment building, fresh milk every night, scraps from Shabbat dinners at the Adlers' apartment and Sunday lunches with the Schmidts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISH NAMED GLUB by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams rediscovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lyrical story about life and its mysteries told from the point of view of a small fish living in a glass fishbowl in a diner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOM, DAD, OUR BOOKS, AND ME by Danielle Marcotte
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Though philosophically astute, not the most successful ode to literacy on the shelves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child proudly joins a community of readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU by Valorie Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Positive and personal, this might be an especially good choice for early bloomers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Head-to-toe advice for preteen girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC CAKE SHOP by Meika Hashimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Emma is a tough cookie, but this recipe for a fun fantasy falls as flat as a collapsed soufflé. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When "Plain Jane" Emma tries to thwart her evil uncle's scheme to take over a master baker's shop, a lot of slurping, spewing and brewing ensue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSIE LOVE by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Mousie love triumphs through adversity in this fetching little romance. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lovesick mousie woos his sweetheart in this twist on the proverbial cat-and-mouse game. Read full book review >