Search Results: "Lauren Coodley"


BOOK REVIEW

UPTON SINCLAIR by Lauren Coodley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A thoroughly engaging monograph."
Coodley (California: A Multicultural Documentary History, 2008, etc.) claims that Sinclair (1878-1968)—social justice advocate, California gubernatorial candidate and author of the classic The Jungle—deserves to be viewed through a feminist lens. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT GO TO BED by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An inventive, entertaining bedtime tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Charlie, the patient older brother, struggles to get his imaginative, stubborn sister Lola to bed. Read full book review >

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THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. Read full book review >

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SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Adults will recognize a spot-on portrayal of children's imagination games, while kids will recognize the underwater, outer-space and mountainous territories that their homes become every day through play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomers and devoted fans alike will cheer for clever, likable siblings Charlie and Lola in their newest outing. Read full book review >

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WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

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TATTERHOOD AND THE HOBGOBLINS by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive presentation of an entertaining, little-known tale that could be a folkloric precursor of Pippi Longstocking. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Not the English ``Tattercoats'' (a Cinderella variant) but a long tale, from Asbjornsen and Moe, about twin sisters—pretty Isabella and feisty, independent Tatterhood—born after the queen eats not only the flower she's told will bring her a baby, but also the weed growing beside it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >

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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 >

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WHEN STRAVINSKY MET NIJINSKY by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A composer and a choreographer collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece and cause a riot. Read full book review >

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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 >