Search Results: "Kathy Parkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

DRY DAYS, WET NIGHTS by Maribeth Boelts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A Note for Parents'' adds specifics about the prevalance of normal bed- wetting among preschoolers to the story's implicit advice for dealing with it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Now that he stays dry all day, Little Bunny wants to leave his diaper off at night. ``I'm not a baby,'' declares ``LB,'' and Mama, agreeing, adds, ``We can see what happens tonight. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE A BROTHER, LITTLE BUNNY! by Maribeth Boelts
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The illustrations are in poster paint colors and depict familiar family scenes whether bunny or otherwise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This straightforward variation on the theme of the new sibling adds nothing new to the genre that includes such masterpieces as Russell Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) and Kevin Henkes's Julius the Baby of the World (1991). Read full book review >

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WHEN I FEEL WORRIED by Cornelia Maude Spelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This amusing but satisfying story will ease the worries of a nervous child or help more confident children to be more empathetic to the needs of a worried friend. (author's note) (Picturebook. 2-5)"
Spelman and Parkinson continue their sensitive exploration of childhood emotions with this latest entry in their The Way I Feel series. 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 >

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BLUE LIKE FRIDAY by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Deftly painful and sweet, never sentimental. (glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a hilarious, dryly solemn voice, Olivia tells of her friend Hal's attempt to get rid of his "sort-of stepfather." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS OPEN GROUND by Heather Parkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A mature, strikingly voiced portrait of the American West."
A lyrical, lingering first novel, picturing the shape of the sky and the land, tells the story of Walter Pascoe, herding sheep in Idaho on the eve of WWI. Read full book review >

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LONG STORY SHORT by Siobhán Parkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 21, 2011

"Without reason to trust Jono once his lies come to light, it's hard to care what happens to him. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The first half of this intriguing but flawed tale from Ireland's first children's literature laureate is spellbinding. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF THE MOVIES by David Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 1998

"Nevertheless—and even though the information only goes through 1995 (the year Braveheart won Best Picture at the Academy Awards)—this will be an ideal volume for young adults dreaming about film school and a future in movie-making. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Perhaps one of the most sweeping books for young readers on the subject, this exhaustive volume covers the history of movies, both technologically and artistically, all of the major genres, and all aspects of movie production. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN UPSTAIRS by T.L. Parkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"This would make a truly scary movie: Are you listening, Polanski?"
An unusually disturbing first novel about newly divorced San Francisco hospital paper-pusher Michael West's psychosexual adventures among the tenants of his new building. Read full book review >

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MAN OVERBOARD! by Curtis Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A mostly solid old-style adventure. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In a story set during World War II and based on a true event, four teens find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure involving Nazi spies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An often-touching exploration of the variant ties between friends, and in families. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Irish narrator Mags has moved to a new town after her father's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING INVISIBLE by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Told with humor and insight, Jake's story should appeal particularly to quiet, sensitive kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this thoughtfully crafted story, an engaging, overly analytical Irish boy learns the importance of family and friendship. Read full book review >