Search Results: "Laura Purdie Salas"


BOOK REVIEW

WATER CAN BE . . .  by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Kids of all ages will gain a new appreciation for water, and Salas and Dabija will surely gain new fans. (glossary, further resources) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
In a look at the forms, functions and uses of water, Salas and Dabija turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A ROCK CAN BE by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The economy of language and breadth of imagination suggests a broad audience for this wide-ranging and inventive exploration. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
"A rock is a rock," but it can be so much more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"Uneven and disappointing. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
No food fights or bullying here; it's not that kind of wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LEAF CAN BE... by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Simple and pleasing, with classroom-discussion and read-aloud appeal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A leaf's various purposes are contemplated in this gentle celebration of nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WERE THE MOON by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Orbiting between poetic lullaby and astro-powered essentials, Salas and Kim provide a great addition to a nighttime-window reading shelf and/or early-science classroom. (further reading) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this inventive and spirited exploration, poetry and science come together to introduce young readers to the role of the moon in our lives here on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING GLASS by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, this debut is just another first in an epic fantasy trilogy that relies on a love triangle to bring tension to the story. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Revolution is brewing in Riaznin, and 17-year-old novice Auraseer Sonya Petrova is the people's only hope for freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUFFALO NICKEL by Floyd Salas
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Beautifully written, gritty, and deeply human; maybe Salas will return to regular publishing with the debut of this outstanding memoir."
Piercing and eloquent coming-of-age story from novelist- boxer Salas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRYSTAL BLADE  by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"With this second installment, the Burning Glass trilogy hits its stride. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Riaznin is finally free from imperial rule. 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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BOOK REVIEW

GOOSE GOES TO SCHOOL by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"What adventures will Sophie and Goose have next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie and her friend Goose are again parted, this time for Sophie's first day of school, but just as in their first outing, Goose (2015), they aren't separated for long.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAN HARBOR by Laura Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is a gorgeous selection that children will treasure long after they have grown up. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The flora and fauna of the four seasons of the coast of Maine come to life in Rankin's (The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby, 2002, etc.) magnificent artwork. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Laura Ljungkvist
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The effect is somewhat static, although the bright colors and bold, clean design do work well with the spare yet complete text. (Picture book/fairytale. 4-8)"
An old favorite is given a refreshing new look with bold, colorful, graphic art in gouache on watercolor paper. Read full book review >