Search Results: "Kate Bignold"


BOOK REVIEW

REPLAY by Marc Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"An eerie premise, indeed, but this murky thriller can't quite stick the landing."
An existential thriller, translated from the French, about a New York Times reporter with one hell of a deadline. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Kate Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"There is more than one way to shine on stage, as Grace happily attests. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Grace is just not graceful. Read full book review >

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IN THE RAINFOREST by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fascinating and solid introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series is a Stage 2 title exploring the busy and diverse world of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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ON LINDEN SQUARE by Kate Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pleasant but inconsequential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stella Mae loves to sit at her apartment-house window and watch her neighbors. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Ideal for lap-sharing, parents and children may discover in these pages their own starry nights together before bedtime. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Kiesler's dreamy acrylic paintings accompany a collection of lullabies with sea-faring themes. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"They are just the companions one would want—the kind that keep you laughing—when taking on a book solo for the first time. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
This fourth in the Turtle and Snake easy-to-read series is as jocose as the earlier volumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WADDLE LIKE A DUCK! by Kate Burns
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The board-book set will appreciate the simple shapes, beaming colors, and sturdy pages that divulge other familiar animals—ducks, kangaroos, hens, a snake. (Lift-the-flap. 1-3)"
In a companion to Blink Like an Owl! Read full book review >

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DOG AND CAT MAKE A SPLASH by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Spohn's trademark simplicity is evident in the contained pen-and-ink drawings, suitable for providing picture clues for beginning readers, but lacking the zing of James Marshall's Fox books, or even of the previous book about Dog and Cat. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In this Easy-to-Read entry, Dog and Cat (Dog and Cat Shake a Leg, 1996, etc.) know how to have fun. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A half-pint warrior princess wants a battle-ready horse for her birthday but instead receives a little farting pony—who brilliantly defies all expectation. Read full book review >

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DOG AND CAT SHAKE A LEG by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Beginning readers, who love stories about characters they already know, will hope that Cat and Dog return soon. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spohn (Night Goes By, p. 476, etc.) introduces Dog and Cat in the four brief episodes that comprise this amiable entry in the Easy-to-Read series. ``Friends'' puts the two pals plus Goose and Mouse at a dance where they have a rollicking good time. Read full book review >

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AUNT ISABEL TELLS A GOOD ONE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"All in all: an entertaining production, with a light touch that saves it from preachiness; the playful introduction to the elements of fiction is especially intriguing, and should be invaluable to creative-writing programs for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a lot going on here: a story within a story—Aunt Isabel, a bohemian-looking mouse, pauses in her artistic endeavors (her drawings and paintings are informally hung around her snug home) to tell little Penelope a spur-of-the-moment story explicitly designed to demonstrate the construction of a plot. Read full book review >