Search Results: "Lana Button"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW'S SMILE by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Not much to smile about. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With Picture Day looming, a girl worries because she can't smile at will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW FINDS A WAY by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There is meanness and bullying at every level in schools, and it needs to be addressed in stories as well as in real life, but they must be honest stories in which the lesson does not outweigh the tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shy Willow stands up to a mean girl in her primary-grade classroom. Read full book review >

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WILLOW’S WHISPERS by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What first seems to be a narrow lesson becomes cheerful inspiration, even for readers who don't share this specific quandary. Read full book review >

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BUTTON MAN by Paul Lyons
Released: July 1, 2004

"A nice portrait of life on the make, with a genuine, gritty feel and some memorable characters, but Lyons (Going for Broke, 1991, etc.) tries to put in a bit too much 1980s history, and the story rambles more than it needs to."
Sprawling account of a small-time gambler who hustles his way through the long, hot summer of 1988. Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

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BUTTON DOWN by Anne Ylvisaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Short chapters, simple yet meticulous language, a wholesome feel and the universal story of a boy with a dream combine to give this one widespread appeal. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Ylvisaker (The Luck of the Buttons, 2011) returns to the lovably unlucky Button family, this time with a gentle story about 11-year-old Ned and his love of football. Read full book review >

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BUTTON UP! by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Loads of fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Shoelaces, hats, undies, jammies, jackets—all have a story to tell. Read full book review >

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JEMMY BUTTON by Jennifer Uman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The ultimate home-away-home story, beautifully rendered. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this true story, an indigenous boy from Tierra del Fuego is transported to London in the early 1800s, where he encounters a vastly different world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSH BUTTON by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Completely in sync with toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What little person does not love to push buttons, especially if all those pushed buttons yield fascinating and rewarding effects? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSHKIN'S BUTTON by Serena Vitale
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With its unabashed love of intrigue and nuance, Vitale's unusual chronicle of Pushkin's final days will appeal to any lover of Russian literature, history, and culture."
An Italian scholar's unorthodox take on the events leading to Pushkin's fatal duel reads like impassioned fiction. Read full book review >

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THE DECODING OF LANA MORRIS by Laura McNeal
FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2007

"A subtle yet complex, slightly surreal story about the power of wishing. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old foster child Lana Morris has a lot of wishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ROOSTER’S DIAMOND BUTTON by Margaret Read MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Includes a note concerning other versions and similar folktales around the world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this retelling of a Hungarian folktale, an enterprising rooster discovers a diamond button while searching for food. Read full book review >