Search Results: "Katherine Tillotson"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOE DOG by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Totally ebullient. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An irrepressible dog can't resist falling into the same type of mischief over and over again, until something surprising changes his pattern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN AND LITTLE BLUE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Young readers will flap their flippers at this tongue-in-cheek jaunt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two showbiz penguins finally find their way home in this subzero heart-warmer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S PICTURE DAY TODAY! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"A subtle, joyful celebration of non-prescriptive art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Button's a little late, but no matter: It catches up to Feathers, String, Rings, Springs, Wheely Things and more, all in place for Picture Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT TRAIN by Caroline Stutson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The oversized format and consistent use of double spreads make this an ideal addition to story hours with train or travel themes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy and his father take the night train to visit Grandma in this rhyming story told with few words and huge, double-page-spread illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE LIBRARY LIGHTS GO OUT by Megan McDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Slightly challenging as a read-aloud for younger preschoolers, the tale is ideally suited for shared story time with an older audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After-hours in a library transforms into a magical time as the story puppets become animated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL EARS, ALL EYES by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This quiet book explores what happens in a forest as day slips into night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICE TRY, TOOTH FAIRY by Mary W. Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Children will enjoy this merry romp, Olson's debut, and if they want to know what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth, look for answers in, among other books, Peter Collington's Tooth Fairy (not reviewed) or William Hooks's Mystery of the Missing Tooth (not reviewed). (Picture book. 6-8)"
As if having to collect all the world's unattached baby teeth isn't hard enough, some children want them back. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT YOU WILL ON CAPITOL HILL by Richard Tillotson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A witty and energetic novel in which the personal is the political."
Unlikely allies in the nation's capital promote legislation penned by a young peace lobbyist in this novel by Tillotson (Acts of God While on Vacation, 2011). Read full book review >

BLOG POST

KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

GWENDOLYN GRACE by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"More character study than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gwendolyn Grace, an anthropomorphic alligator, is having a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMALINE AND THE BUNNY by Katherine Hannigan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The author's winsome watercolors lend an ethereal quality to this sweet, funny story that respectfully maps the warrens of a child's psyche as it celebrates the glorious mess that is nature. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If you lived on Shipshape Street in a town called Neatasapin, you might want a very untidy bunny for a pet too. Read full book review >