Search Results: "Lee Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY TROUBLE by Wendi Silvano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Good fun, but it may lead to a vegetarian table or two. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turkey's in the "kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving...and you're the main course." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOOLBUR by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Hopefully she'll turn out a whole flock as fun as this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Woolbur is a free-spirited lamb; he'd rather run with the dogs than stand with the flock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1960

"There is much advance interest in this book; it has been selected by the Literary Guild and Reader's Digest; it should win many friends."
A first novel, this is also a first person account of Scout's (Jean Louise) recall of the years that led to the ending of a mystery, the breaking of her brother Jem's elbow, the death of her father's enemy — and the close of childhood years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"It's not To Kill a Mockingbird, yes, but it's very much worth reading."
The long-awaited, much-discussed sequel that might have been a prequel—and that makes tolerably good company for its classic predecessor. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Going Out West

Bonus Factors: Diversity, Oregon Trail, Shakespearean Retelling

Relationship Status: Friends Forever

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

I adore this cover. It’s so simple, but manages to incorporate so many story references: the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILES TO THE FINISH by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Highly imaginative preschooler Miles is back, this time competing winningly with his friends in a car race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME TOO! by Jamie Harper
by Jamie Harper, illustrated by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"With its compassionate ending, this is a must for any multi-child home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title is the clarion cry of Grace's little sister in this wry look at sibling adulation. Read full book review >