Search Results: "Leda Schubert"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An exceptional life; a stunning achievement. (afterword, source notes, further reading) (Picture book biography. 4-10)"
Audiences thrilled to his mesmerizing performances, in which he spoke through his expressive body without uttering a single word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING THE SHEEP by Leda Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The simple daily farm task of feeding an animal begins a series of events that lead to a warm sweater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLET OF THE ELEPHANTS by Leda Schubert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A charming tale to share with young fans of the circus and ballet. (bibliography, web sites, extensive author note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Florida, 1942, a most unusual collaboration took place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READING TO PEANUT by Leda Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Nicely captures the excitement of learning to read and write, complete with the feeling of accomplishment that ensues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning to read can be an adventure, as this determined little girl and her pup demonstrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS OF BORSCHT by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Appetizing and heartwarming. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Too many cooks can make wonderful borscht. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES DARRELL by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Azarian's folksy, unpretentious woodcuts are hand-tinted with cheerful watercolors, bringing to life the four New England seasons and the friendly, practical relationships they can foster. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rural Northern Vermont is heartwarming through all seasons when neighbors help each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISTEN by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Schubert and Colón ably demonstrate one of their book's final assertions: 'there really was nobody like Pete Seeger.' (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
Pete Seeger's lifelong commitment to songwriting, singing, and activism made him a beloved figure in American music. Read full book review >

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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOPSCOTCH TREE by Leda Siskind
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Uh-Oh was so heavy I was going to get trapped and crushed by it''—a cutesy shorthand that seems gratingly out of character for the otherwise articulate Edith. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifth-grader Edith Gold finds that the hardest part of adjusting to her new school is withstanding the torments of anti-Semitic Zandra Kott and her gang; but Edith finds solace in whispering her troubles to the immense ``Hopscotch Tree'' on the playground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPPOSITES by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Good fun for older preschoolers and early-elementary children eager to flex their conceptual muscles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Disparate beasts frolic in a variety of landscapes, all to demonstrate myriad combinations of opposite pairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPHELIA by Dieter Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"But the ending explanation—'He was just a little nervous about being in love'—is nothing if not a letdown and will likely leave readers feeling cheated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Entirely winning illustrations and a folktale-like plot are brought low by a lackluster, if unobjectionable, ending. Read full book review >