Search Results: "Kay Winters"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM THE OREGON TRAIL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Despite some good adventures, such as the fun of tossing buffalo chips and the thrill of climbing Laurel Hill, the combination of a one-voice-fits-all twang with too many names and characters is numbing rather than inspiring. (maps, historical notes, author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A series of illustrated fictional monologues introduces the history of the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEARS GO TO SCHOOL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"No doubt the bears are adorable, and those just starting school may appreciate a new perspective on the going-to-school theme, but, especially in areas where there are real bears roaming the countryside, the mixed message is troubling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Winters' Pete and Gabby are back, this time largely avoiding detection while they roam through an elementary school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE THE BEST! by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A catalog more than a story, this agreeable book could act as a fruitful springboard for class brainstorming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On the first day of school, this primary-grade teacher encourages her students to share their hopes for the coming year. Read full book review >

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BUT MOM, EVERYBODY ELSE DOES by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"814, etc.) illustrations never push too hard for effect and so give credence to the girl's outrageous conjectures, which serve as bright hailings to a vivid imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In order to convince her mother that her acts and desires are not only legitimate but also universal, a young girl paints humorous and exaggerated pictures to prove her point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU HEAR WHAT I HEARD? by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Though the poems of Bruce Lansky and Jack Prelutsky remain the gold standard in terms of school poems, these do present some different topics and viewpoints. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Winters follows up her debut poetry book (Did You See What I Saw?, 1996) with another collection of poems about school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOOO'S HAUNTING THE TEENY TINY GHOST? by Kay Winters
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Munsinger's merry illustrations, overflowing with many humorous touches, contribute to this gleefully boisterous tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-06-027359-3 The timorous specter from this team's The Teeny Tiny Ghost (1998) reappears for a thrilling, hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A good step-by-step portrayal of the dangers slaves were willing to risk for freedom and the complex, lifesaving organization that was the Underground Railroad. (historical notes, note from the author, references) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Jeb and Mattie, siblings living under slavery on a Maryland plantation, tell their story of escape on the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >

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THE BEARS GO TO TOWN by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"In what seems like a new golden age of early readers, this just isn't a standout. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Despite appealing pictures of mischievous bears, this story lacks teeth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONIAL VOICES by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Savory historical fare. (historical notes, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book. 9-12)"
Ever wonder what it felt like to be in Boston on December 16, 1773—the day of the infamous Boston Tea Party? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER TRAIL by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"This is an attractive nature read-aloud for the picture-book set. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author and illustrator of Wolf Watch (1997) here team up again to let the tigress speak: "I am the tigress. / I walk alone. / No pack / no pride / no mate / helps me survive." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW WILL THE EASTER BUNNY KNOW? by Kay Winters
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"Weston's full-color illustrations capture Mike's fears, doubts, determination, and final joy; Winters's book comforts children and reminds them of the power of belief. (Picture book. 5-8)"
paper 0-440-41499-7 When Mike learns that he will be spending Easter at his grandmother's house on Staten Island, he worries that the Easter Bunny will be unable to locate him and deliver goodies. Read full book review >