Search Results: "Laura Dronzek"


BOOK REVIEW

IT IS NIGHT by Phyllis Rowand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Fresh illustrations give luminous new life to this reissue of a bedtime story originally published in 1953. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could be more pleasant than a cozy circle of smiling animals on a starlit night? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONLIGHT by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Soothing for sleepy-time; as soft as butter. (Picture book. 0-5)"
A sleepy rabbit hops to his burrow just before the moon appears to cast its light on trees, mountains and streams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBIT’S GIFT by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A low-key but lovely winter tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Shannon takes an ancient folktale and shapes it into quite a nice little winter story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS by Kevin Henkes
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Spare language enhances the story's quiet essence; the girl's musings change abruptly, with a child's mercurial speed, resulting in a grounded offering that begins to fly but doesn't fully soar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A precocious girl's reverie begins when the birds' morning songs drift through her window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN SPRING COMES by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Henkes and Dronzek make waiting almost as much fun—if not more so—than the payoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Caldecott Medalist and Newbery honoree Henkes hands over the paintbrush for this ode to spring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE IS FOR BLUEBERRY by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

For children ready to step past the primal "apples are red, leaves are green" stage of color coding, Shannon and Dronzek offer helping hands: "PINK is for crow . . . [turn the page] when it has just hatched from its egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MIDDLE OF FALL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Author-illustrator duo Henkes and Dronzek extol the quiet splendors of autumn in this lyrical, exquisite complement to their previous seasonal outing, When Spring Comes (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO! by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Great for group sharing and participation story hour. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The usual favorite breakfast consisting of "sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs" awaits Hen and her three chicks in the garden, guarded this morning by a grumpy and growling dog tied to the tree. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUTHIE AND THE (NOT SO) TEENY TINY LIE by Laura Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Direct poignancy will spark musing and discussion in every early childhood classroom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Ruthie loves her miniature assortment of dinosaurs, trains, ponies, teddy bears, seashells and a dollhouse-size tea set. Read full book review >