Search Results: "Kathryn Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

NORA'S CHICKS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Like her novels, MacLachlan's latest picture book is a heartwarming—but never saccharine—tale with an old-fashioned feel. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This low-key slice of life, apparently adapted from the author's grandmother's experiences as an immigrant child, offers a glimpse of another time and reminds young listeners that friends, whether feathered or human, are among life's sweetest gifts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD THUNDER AND MISS RANEY by Sharon Darrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Smaller sketches drawn to suggest old sepia photographs add to the bygone-days flavor of this triumphant, slightly tall whirlwind of a tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Young Raney Cloud's luck isn't all that turns around in this folksy debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM LULLABY TO LULLABY by Adèle Geras
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1997

"A perfect bedtime book, both dreamily imaginative and warmly reassuring. (Picture book. 3-8)"
From Geras (Beauty and the Beast and Other Stories, 1996, etc.), a lyrical answer for children who wonder ``what everybody's dream might be;/And when they close their eyes at night,/what do they see?'' A mother sits by the bed knitting ``dreams and lullabies'' as a child falls asleep: ``Follow the yarns/as the yarns unwind./What do you find?/What do you find?'' At first the daughter finds her toys, a doll walking to a tea party, a small brown bear, and a large yellow rabbit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUGH BORIS by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Kids are sure to enjoy puzzling out the real story from the pictures, to which, in the end, the text's childlike stereotyping makes an amusing contrast. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Brown's swashbuckling watercolors, Boris is tough indeed — hirsute, craggy, grim — but then, "All pirates are tough." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MOON FELL DOWN by Linda Smith
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2001

"Maybe so, but Moon is last seen winking and grinning warmly down from the sky, a celestial invitation to share happy memories. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Moon has taken many an excursion to Earth in picture books, but never has he had a better time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSES ON THE WIND by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This soothing and wise tale holds universal appeal for any child coping with change. (Picture Book. 4-8)"
This quiet tale examines the division of families and the ensuing sorrow brought about by westward expansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This will do until a full Beard Palmer YA novel comes along. (Picture book. 6-9)"
What shall we do with the contrary man? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVES by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Comforting and gentle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sweetly pretty tale of mother love in a pastoral setting reminiscent of rural New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE GRANDMOTHER OFTEN FORGETS by Reeve Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Worlds of understanding flow from Lindbergh, whose long experience with her own mother's slow demise enlightens each page with tender reality. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An enchantingly cozy world of window seats, trellises and rose-patterned curtains is Tom's little grandmother's physical world, and her home's familiar surroundings help comfort her deteriorating brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STELLA’S DANCING DAYS by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"It is, nevertheless, a sweet story that may give children some way to relate to their elders' sighs of regret that they, too, are growing up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child's book that looks back with nostalgia on lost youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN WHO NAMED THINGS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Above all, the seaside cottage, riotous garden, and Rylant's words evoke a life that has been—and continues to be—lived well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once there was a woman who was so old that she had outlived all her friends. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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