Search Results: "LeUyen Pham"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF CAKE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A treat of a birthday picture book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bringing his friend a birthday surprise isn't exactly a piece of cake for Mouse. Read full book review >

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ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly bland; Pham has done much better. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Mommy-loves-her-young-'un genre is so jam-packed that new entries need to really shine in order to find a place, and this one doesn't. Read full book review >

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS LITTLE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"There is such a thing as little, after all, and can't it be just right? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pham's latest relies on readers' first understanding "little" as a synonym for "trivial" or "unimportant" and then resisting this implication by seeing good, significant things in small packages. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Pham offers a frothy fun tale that at its heart shows the depth and breadth of these relationships as something to be cherished. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Illustrator Pham's first foray into writing illuminates the complex and compelling world of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Look—and laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where is Bear? Here, there, anywhere? Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A joyous visual feast. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little Caucasian boy and girl in 19th-century garb enact the familiar song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Go-girl power and a good read. (timeline, artist's note, selected bibliography) (Picture books/biography. 7-10)"
The strong roots of a presidential hopeful. Read full book review >

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BO AT BALLARD CREEK by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Some may find this overly sweet, but Bo is an endearing Pollyanna in a parka. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A warm tale set in an Alaskan gold-mining town in 1929-30. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Social learners and budding math lovers alike will find something awesome about this exceptional man. (Picture book/biography. 3-9)"
An exuberant and admiring portrait introduces the odd, marvelously nerdy, way cool Hungarian-born itinerant mathematical genius. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fresh entry in what is overall an exceedingly enjoyable series; readers will cheer this latest. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nervous second-grader Alvin Ho digs deep to find the bravery to attend a funeral in this playful and poignant fourth offering in the series. Read full book review >

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PIGGIES IN A POLKA by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The bouncy prose also makes this one great for reading aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A community of pigs get jiggy with it during their annual "hootenanny" and seem to dance right off the page with the help of Appelt's twangy playful rhymes. Read full book review >

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BACKPACKS! by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Though the series continues, readers are not likely to want to meet Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick again. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Two students learn to own up to their mistakes—and not to put gum or doughnuts in their backpacks—in actor Moore's new early-reader series. Read full book review >