Search Results: "Kate Leiper"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SCOTTISH MYTHICAL CREATURES by Theresa Breslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fine choice for reading aloud or alone, rich in creatures more magical than frightening. (glossary) (Folk tales. 7-12)"
Lively yarn-spinning, delightful illustrations, and handsome bookmaking again make a winning combination in this follow-up to the creators' An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales (2012).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A genuinely beautiful collection that begs to be read aloud—or told—again and again. (Folk tales. 7-12)"
Some familiar tales and some that are less so make up this elegantly designed and produced collection with Scottish roots and branches. Read full book review >

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KATE GLEESON'S BEST FRIENDS by Kate Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Next to Sandra Boynton's board-book apps, this diaper needs changing. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-18 mos.)"
Several promising ideas gone wrong or buggy mar this digital version of a 1998 board book. Read full book review >

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WINGS ON THE WIND by Kate  Kiesler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"This is the only anthology of collected bird poems currently in print, although Douglas Florian's On the Wing: Bird Poems and Paintings (1996) and Jane Yolen's Bird Watch: A Book of Bird Poetry (1999) cover similar avian territory from single authors. (Poetry. 4-9)"
This beautifully designed and illustrated anthology offers 23 poems about birds of many types engaged in many sorts of behavior. Read full book review >

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ONE GUINEA PIG IS NOT ENOUGH by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The numerals appear as big as life in the middle of the scenes, in a book that is warm and playful from beginning to end. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This is not a counting book, but an adding book; Duke (Archaeologists Dig for Clues, 1997, etc.) uses number-driven events to introduce simple addition, thereby reinforcing the learning of numbers, and in the process creating an interesting story that shows off the personality of each character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MERMAIDS' LULLABY by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"To all this Spohn adds a judicious icing of golden glitter that, for once, is less a gimmick and more a suggestion of the sparkle of light. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spohn's mermaid babies and their mer-parents flatter the lilt of the text, and bring an engrossing otherworldliness to each page of this lullaby. Read full book review >

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TWENTY IS TOO MANY by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"Duke doesn't disappoint, characteristically lavishing the book with her carefree and fun-filled watercolors of irresistibly cute critters in whimsical situations that can't but inspire chuckles while teaching a thing or two. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this sequel to One Guinea Pig is Not Enough (1998), Duke serves up a romp with subtraction instead of addition concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN UMBRELLAS by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But there's an elemental lesson in humanity here. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
A gem of a book about the gradual transformation of an intelligent professor into an intelligent homeless woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING BABY by Kate Beaton
Kirkus Star
by Kate Beaton, illustrated by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Long live King and Queen Baby! (Picture book. 3-8)"
King Baby rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >