Search Results: "Laurel Braitman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Braitman's gradual accretion of reasons to believe in animal emotional states that we can relate to, including the loopy ones, gives pause and sparks curiosity."
Through experiential and anecdotal evidence, science historian and senior TED fellow Braitman takes measure of the emotional thunderstorms that cramp or even curtail the normal lives of animals. Read full book review >

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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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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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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SEVEN STORIES UP by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Overall, there are some pleasures, but this is time travel lite. (author's note) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old in 1987 time travels a half-century into the past and meets her own grandmother at the same age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Waterwight by Laurel McHargue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"Striking dreamscapes make this tale about a heroine who can fly a fine first outing in a planned series."
In this YA adventure, a girl orphaned by global cataclysm searches for a new home, encountering talking animals and discovering she possesses special powers. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN ISLAND by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"This charming, engrossing tale set in a vividly realized world is expertly paced and will appeal to fans of wilderness adventure stories and character-driven relationship novels alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When the bell rings and the green boat emerges from the mist, gliding up into the cove, Jinny knows that it is time: time for her beloved Deen to leave and for a new child to take his place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A reader could suffocate in the overwrought melodramas, backwoods vernacular and western clichés that prop up this book."
A homesteader in post-Civil War Minnesota fights the elements, the natives and his own worst instincts on his passage to a new home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Majestic Hollow by Laurel Veil
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lively, riveting monster tale that's fit for children and adults alike.
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Three preteens discover the secret spooky history of their small town in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

An occasionally powerful collection of young people's memories and impressions of Northern Ireland's violent civil strife. Read full book review >