Search Results: "Kelly Ramsdell Fineman"


BOOK REVIEW

AT THE BOARDWALK by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This sunny selection beckons. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A celebration of the senses on the sand and by the shore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST WAX by Heather Ramsdell
Released: May 1, 1998

"A tourist —unable to offer direction— is an apt trope for these austere, cryptic poems, which most resemble the later Beckett in their singularity of non-vision."
James Tate picked this first volume for the annual National Poetry Series, and it shares with him an absurdist sensibility expressed in angular diction and skewed syntax. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAVEN’S GIFT by Kelly Dupre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the full mystic import of the narrator's epiphany will likely escape most young readers, the appealingly primitive illustrations and the fundamental lure of the unknown will draw children in to this most unusual and pleasing offering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A tale of endurance and mystery in the Arctic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE LOVES ART by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Cheerfully art-ful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh and bright sibling tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOLL WEEVIL BALL by Kelly Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A pleasant take on the idea, which children are always receptive to, that size and success are not necessarily related. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A tiny beetle finds the perfect dancing partner in this endearing, if awkwardly written, debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK AT THE BABY by Kelly Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As the rhyme concludes: 'sweet, sweet, sweet!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
A photographic investigation of a baby from head to toe lends itself to repeat visits to its adorable subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONNIE'S BLUE HOUSE by Kelly Asbury
COLORS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Two companion volumes, Rusty's Red Vacation (ISBN 0-8050-4021-8) and Yolanda's Yellow School (- 4023-4), take Asbury's color message aptly into those realms. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-concept book from newcomer Asbury has much going for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE AND ANDIE by Kelly Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Visually sophisticated in a totally accessible way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louise and Art are back, bright-eyed and excited about their new neighbor. Read full book review >