Search Results: "Josée Masse"


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

WHAT SHIP IS NOT A SHIP? by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The prolific Ziefert has provided a game that everyone can play. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wordplay forms the basis for an intriguing guessing game as trios of similar things are followed by something different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE & KEEPING OF US by Cara Natterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"For a preteen who enjoys writing her thoughts and a mom whose relationship with her daughter is already good, this well-meant offering might help ease the pair through a difficult time. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A "How-to-Say-It" package about preteen physical, emotional, and social concerns for mothers and their daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S EVE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Frog and friends are a delightful group—entertaining, charming, and funny. Just the sort of friends anyone is glad to have. (Early reader. 5-7) "
Frog and his animal pals celebrate the winter holidays in this latest in Bunting's early-reader series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOW FOLLOW by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Read alongside the traditional tales it plays off of or enjoyed on its own, this volume is one to savor. (about reversos, about the tales) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
A companion piece to the acclaimed Mirror, Mirror (2010), this offering presents more delightful "reverso" poems to treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2 by Cara Natterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Sure to be welcomed, and especially useful for families and collections where the more explicit It's So Amazing, by Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (1999) would be unacceptable. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A straightforward explanation of growth and changes in puberty aimed at girls approaching their teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

 BEST SUMMER EVER by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are good lessons here, but here's hoping Bunting will deliver the next ones with a healthier helping of humor. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Frog and his friends are back (Frog and Friends, 2011) in another trio of early-reader tales, but this time they focus less on humor and problem solving and more on life lessons and manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRROR MIRROR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective. (note on the form) (Poetry. 8-12)"
A collection of masterful fairy-tale-inspired reversos—a poetic form invented by the author, in which each poem is presented forward and backward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECHO ECHO by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"In all, though, a visual and interpretive feast bringing timeless tales to a young audience. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Poetic portraits of well-known figures from Greek mythology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER UNDERGROUND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of nature expressed in poetry that should open the eyes of children to unseen worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty-one poems that center on the uncommon idea of things "underground." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FRIENDS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Here's to many more adventures for Frog and his friends, who are sure to go home with fans of Fluffy and Morris. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon and Squirrel tickle funny bones, explore the world, solve problems and support each other in this trio of stories. Read full book review >