Search Results: "Lauren Castillo"


BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLEMAKER by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Engaging and worthwhile. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This late-summer vignette features two kinds of troublemakers: a bored brother and a bold, thieving raccoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELVIN AND THE BOY by Lauren Castillo
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Emotionally true and therefore highly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy wants a pet, but his parents turn down his requests until he asks to bring a turtle home from a pond in the park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE READER by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A charming (if rather implausible) celebration of a snowy, book-y, day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reading anytime, anywhere is touted in this story about a boy, his dog and a snowy day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT’S PAPA’S WAY by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Thick, matte stock completes the warmly rumpled look of this loving snapshot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Father and daughter head out to fish in the early dawn; Papa picks up the earthworms with his fingers, while the narrator scoops them with her shovel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY YAWNS by Jane Smiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Perfect bedtime story for the end of a busy day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After a day at the beach, Mom, Dad, and Lucy are tired. But when the moon shines through her window, and everything looks mysterious, Lucy is suddenly wide awake. How will she go to sleep? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIG AND MISS PRUDENCE by Linda Stanek
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"While not necessarily a first purchase, there's potential for a good storyteller to enliven the telling and introduce a small audience to a slice of turn-of-the-century New York. (Picture book. 6-8)"
While it strives to fit into the cheery mode of The Old Woman and Her Pig, this doesn't have the simplicity of the classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT IS NOT TIME FOR SLEEPING by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A very good goodnight book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cumulative text builds up to a sweet goodnight in this bedtime book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY LIKE SOCCER by Maribeth Boelts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Boelts' quiet tale celebrates the perseverance of a young girl as she attempts to achieve her goals. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Soccer is a bittersweet mix of sorrow and joy for Sierra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAYS by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Another domestic triumph. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"What happens on Wednesdays is I wake up when it is still dark out." Read full book review >