Search Results: "Laura Hillenbrand"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In response to requests from teachers and school librarians, Hillenbrand offers a young-readers' edition of her best-selling World War II tale of survival. Read full book review >

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SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand
NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2001

"A great ride."
The former editor of Equus magazine retells the riveting story of an unlikely racehorse that became an American obsession during the Depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Alternately stomach-wrenching, anger-arousing and spirit-lifting—and always gripping."
The author of Seabiscuit (2001) returns with another dynamic, well-researched story of guts overcoming odds. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE PICTURE PUZZLES by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"As a technique for promoting visual and verbal literacy at once this game has a good track record, and young audiences put off by the crudely illustrated likes of Blanche Fisher Wright's Real Mother Goose Picture Word Rhymes (1916, 1987) or the much older Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics (1849, 1973) will both enjoy and benefit from this shorter but more child-friendly outing. (Nursery rhymes. 3-5)"
Hillenbrand introduces the idea of rebuses to newly emergent readers with a gathering of likely-to-be-familiar Mother Goose rhymes—from "Hey diddle, diddle, / the [cat] and the [fiddle]" to "Twinkle, twinkle, little [star]." Read full book review >

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SNOWMAN'S STORY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A cozy read for bibliophiles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With echoes of "Frosty the Snowman" in the background, a snowman's storybook within this wordless book delivers a comic wintertime romp. Read full book review >

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KITE DAY by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This gentle and charming read-aloud will make young audiences 'awww' with delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this breezy kite affair, the adorable duo of Bear and Mole is back again, reveling in nature. Read full book review >

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FIDDLE-I-FEE by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Toe-tapping fun. (musical score) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hillenbrand (Look Out, Jack! Read full book review >

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SPRING IS HERE by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sweet, simple tale of the lengths we all go to in the name of friendship…and spring. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mole is absolutely thrilled that spring has finally arrived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A TREASURE! by Jane Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2006

"The first effort from this husband and wife team plainly conveys with animals and nature the adage, 'one man's junk is another man's treasure' for early ages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The day that Mole gets his new shovel, he starts to dig for treasure despite his brother betting that he won't find any. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE CHRISTMAS! by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Hillenbrand's illustrations in gouache, ink and collage feature large animals in deep earth tones contrasting well with the two appealing roosters in brilliant hues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hillenbrand offers an amusing and original Christmas story for younger children, with the familiar setting of the stable in Bethlehem and a cast of farm animals. Read full book review >

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LOUIE! by Will Hillenbrand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"His prose, however, though clearly a heartfelt homage, strains to wrestle Bemelmans's biography into a playfully childlike story with only limited success. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The artistic journey of a porcine Parisian painter. Read full book review >

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HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A useful addition to the genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a nursery song adaptation that's meant to be sung aloud, a little pig tells about his first day at Mulberry School. Read full book review >