Search Results: "Laurel Molk"


BOOK REVIEW

EENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO, AND FLO! by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Brisk and bouncy, this clever adaptation combines animals, action, humor, and typical sibling dynamics to create a lively and engaging escapade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A familiar rhyme is the starting point for this tale of four bossy brothers and their tag-along little sister. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE JUST A HEARTBEAT by Laurel  Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"An unusual counterpart to the more concrete reportage in the likes of Kes Gray's Baby On Board, illustrated by Sarah Nayler (p. 222). (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simple, abstract pregnancy tracker pairs deftly brushed watercolors of small birds and other growing things to a brief text phrased so that it could be read by a sibling or either parent. Read full book review >

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GOOD JOB, OLIVER! by Laurel  Molk
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Her inventive use of the page makes the book practically boundless—bunnies on pogo sticks bounce out the top, gophers burrow out the bottom, and a springtime palette blooms in every corner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-517-70976-7 Oliver, a rabbit, wants to compete in the big leagues in the annual strawberry-growing contest. Read full book review >

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OFF WE GO! by Jane Yolen
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Laurel Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Pick this up, lickety split. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little ones know that Grandma's house is best! Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE GHOST MOON by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Happily, adults will be glad to comply. (Fiction. 4-8)"
From award-winning author Yolen comes this effervescent Halloween poem. Read full book review >

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THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Just 'beachy.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little dog named Sukie overcomes her fear of all things "beachy" in this new picture book. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by Lee Bennett Hopkins
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Laurel Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not essential, but of good quality and pleasantly inviting. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
Large-size, perceptively observed paintings make an appealing accompaniment to 16 poems (mostly available elsewhere and mostly about animals), including fine entries from Valerie Worth, David McCord, and William Carlos Williams. Read full book review >

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TAKE YOUR TIME by Eva Furrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A journey of self-discovery in a unique environment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Galápagos tortoise learns that everyone has his or her own appropriate rhythm. Read full book review >

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MONSTER, HUMAN, OTHER by Laurel Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Only the charm and earnestness of the two heroes and the hint of a peaceful tomorrow will keep readers on track. (Fantasy fiction. 10-12)"
There are several highly developed species precariously sharing our planet, extending real-life current events to a different level. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLDOUT by Laurel Osterkamp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Captivating entertainment, like an episode of reality TV."
In this novel, an aimless, 30-something woman cast in a Survivor-style reality show falls for a good-looking operator out to win at any cost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 1996

"A fresh idea, well executed."
``All good writing,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted, is ``swimming underwater and holding your breath.'' The degree to which swimming serves as a metaphor for the act of creation, the ways in which the act of swimming itself liberates the imagination, and the manner in which swimming serves to remove us from the world of everyday concerns, are explored here in 46 stories, poems, and essays. Read full book review >