Search Results: "Karin Littlewood"


BOOK REVIEW

STAR GIRL by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Warm and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little girl keep her favorite star? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMMI'S GIFT by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The illustrator's skillful painting and the softness of her expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale about the power of receiving—and of giving in return. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Immi is alone in her icy, white world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONSHADOW’S JOURNEY by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Although the paintings are lovely and convey a sense of movement and physical space, this is not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A formal text is enhanced by sweeping watercolor paintings in this odd tale of a young swan's first journey south just prior to the onset of winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME NOW by Lesley Beake
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An afterword provides information about AIDS in Africa and includes informative websites for further inquiry. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sieta is told that her new village is Home Now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIDDHARTH AND RINKI by Addy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a young boy emigrates from India to Britain, from a sunny, warm place to a grey, wintry place, adjusting can be an enormous problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTOPHE’S STORY by Nicki Cornwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Parents and teachers may need to make that decision here. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eight-year-old Christophe and his family have fled to England from war-torn Rwanda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF HOME by Mary Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The subtext of Hassan's family as persecuted Muslims might give children pause to find a new perspective on today's headlines. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture is worth a thousand words and, in this case, helps a young immigrant Somali boy make the transition into his new culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN DAD WAS AWAY by Liz Weir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Bland but therapeutic and, sadly, all too useful. (Picture book. 5-7)"
"Away" in this case means "in prison." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fresh, imaginatively conceived look at a well-worn subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of The Mousehole Cat (1990, ALA Notable) brings unusual drama to a familiar event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR THIEF by Andrew Fusek Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Subtle as a rock but likely to be more effective than many other bibliotherapeutic titles. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The colors leach out of a child's bright world when his father is afflicted with depression. Will they ever return? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW! by Valerie Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not as well crafted and informative as Giblin's The Scarecrow Book (1980, o.p.), but a useful visual resource. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A survey of devices (including real people) that have been used to scare away birds (and some other pests): The book's a little repetitious and miscellaneous and not very well organized, but does include a substantial array of interesting facts about ``homemade figures...used around the world to protect precious crops for over three thousand years.'' Best are the detailed crosshatched drawings and more formal paintings depicting a great variety of these appealing or scary figures. Read full book review >