Search Results: "Laurel Long"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY AND THE LION by Laurel Long
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers who delight in the art of Kinuko Craft, Marianna Mayer, and like romantics will be dazzled. (Picture book/folktale. 10-13)"
Long's romantic, extravagantly detailed paintings provide showstopping accompaniment to this lightly reworked Grimm Brothers version of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon." Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC NESTING DOLL by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

This beautifully designed and illustrated book will appeal to all who enjoy lavishly illustrated and well-told fairy tales. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR- JULY 2017
by Leila Roy

This is the time of year that feels like someone has their finger on the fast-forward button—it’s already time to comb through this month’s new releases!

These are some of the books that I’m planning to pick up:

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh

I read an advanced copy of this one months ago, and I’m SO looking forward to reading ...


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BOOKS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE 2017
by Leila Roy

Here we are, at the beginning of summer! (Well, supposedly we’re at the beginning of summer—it’s been cold enough here in Maine that we’re still making fires!)

Anyway! Here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to this month:

Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

This book is easily—EASILY—at the top of my June Want List. I’ve ...


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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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HI! by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A clever, deceptively simple board book introduces animal sounds. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BOX by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The perfect choice for after a move or whenever boxes are handy. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Cardboard boxes may never seem dull again. Read full book review >

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THE WING WING BROTHERS GEOMETRY PALOOZA! by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the slapstick from their hysterical debut, The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular (2012), is evident, the painless-learning piece is still missing. (Math picture book. 4-6)"
Those wild Wing Wing Brothers are back in their third escapade, this time exploring geometry. Read full book review >