Search Results: "Lauren Tobia"


BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS! by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A double pleasure for old friends and new readers alike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When twins arrive, Anna Hibiscus finds it hard to share her extended family. Read full book review >

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GOOD LUCK, ANNA HIBISCUS! by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Readers may begin Anna's story here; they will certainly want to go back to read earlier stories and will look forward to learning what happens next. (Fiction. 5-9)"
The amazing African world introduced in the first two Anna Hibiscus books has turned from lush to dry and dusty. Read full book review >

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ANNA HIBISCUS' SONG by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Young readers and listeners will surely embrace her as enthusiastically as chapter-book readers already have. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In amazing Africa, Anna Hibiscus discovers her own special way to show her happiness after trying out what other family members do. Read full book review >

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HAPPY IN OUR SKIN by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than skin deep, this rhyming paean to diversity offers readers an array of families of all colors and orientations, living and loving one another in a vibrant city setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY'S GOT THE BLUES by Carol Diggory Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A final verse brings lots of kisses and a smile to baby's face—an unusual end to a blues song, but perfect for this ballad about an infant's everyday frustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sings the blues, naming his many woes in each verse: wet diapers, mushy meals, legs that don't walk quite yet and nap time in a crib that feels more like a cage. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, ANNA HIBISCUS! by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"North American readers and listeners are likely to catch Anna's enthusiasm just as quickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
On a family trip to the beach, Anna Hibiscus convinces her extended family to join her, splashing and laughing in the waves. Read full book review >

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ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A welcome window into an unfamiliar world. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Linked short stories star Anna Hibiscus, who lives in a large house in a compound in "amazing Africa" with baby brothers Double and Trouble, parents and extended family. Read full book review >

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LOVE FROM ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An empathetic look at hard problems, beautifully modulated for chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
In typical gentle style, the seventh book in the Anna Hibiscus series provides a glimpse into the problems of an inequitable system. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME, ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"More Anna Hibiscus stories are certainly most welcome! (Fiction. 5-9)"
As the title indicates, Anna Hibiscus returns home to Africa from her visit with her Canadian family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAVE FUN, ANNA HIBISCUS! by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A welcome addition to the sparse collection of stories for young readers about modern African life. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Raised in a suburban compound among an extended African family, Anna Hibiscus travels to Canada to visit her other grandmother and see snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S GO TO PLAYGROUP! by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"As an aid to teach empathy and cooperation to the under-4 set, this is an excellent addition to a parent or caregiver's bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A multiracial cast of self-directing toddlers play, problem-solve, share snacks, and yes, cry over spilt milk without any apparent adult intervention or assistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO WELL, ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Readers will be thrilled to discover the next book in the series is already available. (Fiction. 5-9)"
This sixth installment of the Anna Hibiscus series finds Anna leaving the big white house in the city where she lives with her extended family to experience life in Grandfather's rural village. Read full book review >