Search Results: "Kara LaReau"


BOOK REVIEW

UGLY FISH by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

Adding to the most recent spate of seemingly innocuous illustrated tales with sudden macabre twists, this deals just deserts to an aggressive aquarium fish—depicted in Magoon's simple, spacious illustrations with spiky teeth and a squarish, pea-green body—who chases and then eats every finny newcomer until an extra large arrival provides apt turnabout. Read full book review >

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SNOWBABY COULD NOT SLEEP by Kara LaReau
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A cute winter version of a familiar theme with the added touch of providing a solution—counting snowflakes—for parents to suggest to overtired tots. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's a perfect night for sleeping—wintry and windy. Read full book review >

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THE INFAMOUS RATSOS ARE NOT AFRAID by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Charming. (Animal fantasy. 5-8)"
Following The Infamous Ratsos (2016), Louie and Ralphie Ratso deal with different types of fear while starting a carnival-style arcade. Read full book review >

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MR. PRICKLES by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Misfits, bullies, educators, parents and kids of all kinds just may learn a thing or two from this nocturnal love story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It looks as if Mr. Prickles will never fit in with the cast of furry forest creatures that cavort each night. This makes him feel "Very prickly." That is, until he meets Miss Pointypants. Read full book review >

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THE INFAMOUS RATSOS by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A nicely inventive little morality 'tail' for newly independent readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Two little rats decide to show the world how tough they are, with unpredictable results. Read full book review >

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NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The ill-mannered apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. Parents, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two impossibly neat and polite youngsters attempt to rein in their father's madcap (but undeniably cheery) mealtime missteps. Read full book review >

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RABBIT & SQUIRREL by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Along with the idea that wars can be touched off by jumping to conclusions or other mistakes, the lack of a pat resolution to the hostilities makes this a good discussion-starter—and also sets it apart from the general run of simplistic peace-mongering titles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Stay away from my garden—or else!" Read full book review >

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JOLLY REGINA by Kara LaReau
by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jen Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"'To shanghai' and 'charming' don't usually go together, but here they do. (Adventure. 7-9)"
When two dull-as-dishwater sisters suddenly find themselves working for female pirates, their days of boredom come sadly to an end. Read full book review >

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OTTO:  THE BOY WHO LOVED CARS by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Maybe monomaniacal preschool readers will take the hint, too. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Otto, as is only fitting, is in love with autos—obnoxiously so. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Kara Kenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For Play-Doh lovers and little ones who can't get enough of their favorite songs. (Board book. 2-4)"
A favorite kids' song with a Play-Doh twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A solid, thoroughly readable guide. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Just about anything teens would want to know about money and finance but didn't know enough to ask. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SISTER by Kara Dalkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A readable, engagingly semiserious adventure. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Searching for the wandering soul of her beloved sister, Mitsuko enlists the aid of a host of supernatural friends in this colorful fantasy, set in 12th-century Japan. Read full book review >