Search Results: "Layne Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Her illustrations are filled with glowing tones, the golden kitty, Christmas lights and ornaments, and welcoming lights in the windows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange kitten, tossed in a sack to the side of the road, hides in the trunk of a car as its occupants load a freshly cut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE PLANTS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Backmatter includes a timeline, author's notes on both Mount Vernon and Washington the slaveholder, resources for further exploration and a bibliography. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
A pleasing new picture book looks at George Washington's career through an agricultural lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE THE WILD WIND by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Terrific for young horse lovers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
On Sable Island, off the Nova Scotia coast, a young stallion finds a home and his own band of wild horses, surviving in spite of winter storms and even hurricanes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMON, PYTHIAS, AND THE TEST OF FRIENDSHIP  by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"An unusual tale to bring to children, but worthwhile. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tyrant's coldness jeopardizes the lives of two Syracusan youths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING GRANDPA by Uma Krishnaswami
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"While there is nothing unique here, the treatment is particularly lovely and will be a welcome addition to the shelves of titles on this topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bit of a departure for Krishnaswami, who here gently tells the tale of losing a grandparent, using anthropomorphized bunnies as her subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN, KING OF THE RIVER by David Gifaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A useful title for discussion with general as well as special populations. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Continuing this publisher's efforts to offer well-written stories about special problems, Chad, who appears to be about nine, describes a family camping trip that includes his five-year-old brother Ben, who is developmentally disabled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In this rousing, as-historically-accurate-as-possible recreation of the Pony Express's first ride, Spradlin introduces readers to the crazy-wild brainchild of three businessmen to expedite mail over the near-2,000 miles from St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Of possible interest where poppies are distributed around Memorial Day and Veterans Day. (prologue, epilogue, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Imbued with an unwavering sense of duty and patriotism, a woman conceives a lasting tribute to war veterans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE DAY HIS DADDY LEFT by Eric J. Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A useful title for adults who counsel children, for teachers, and for parents who want a way to discuss divorce with their children. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Another in the Concept Book Series, this title deals with the guilt that many children feel when their parents divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The bibliography offers a fine selection of fiction, nonfiction, and Web sites for young readers. (foreword, introduction, timeline, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
These stories of the American Revolution have "imagined young people into many of the key incidents of the era." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Layne Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >