Search Results: "Lee White"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST TRACK OF TIME by Paige Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Not as masterful as Juster's genre-defining work but enjoyable on many levels. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
An overscheduled girl falls into a hole in her schedule in Britt's whimsical debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAINE COON'S HAIKU by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This perfect poetical paean to pussycats makes both a fine gift for a cat lover and an excellent haiku handbook. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
A kitty companion to The Cuckoo's Haiku (2009) and The Hound Dog's Haiku (2011).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND THE WHALE by Julie Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A well-intentioned effort from a debut author, this does not rise above the plethora of existing tales about whales—beached, biblical, or bellicose. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Emma lives near the sea, where she enjoys beachcombing and playing with her dog, Nemo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIVED ON BUTTERFLY HILL by Marjorie Agosín
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Award-winning Chilean author and poet Agosín's debut for young people is a lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
With a loving and financially secure family and a close group of friends, 11-year-old Celeste's life in Valparaíso, Chile, is relatively carefree—until the coup that unseats the president and establishes a dictatorship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCKS DON’T WEAR SOCKS by John Nedwidek
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"This goofy concept will entertain kids as it pokes fun at being too serious. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Emily, a serious girl, meets Duck, who is definitely not serious and is riding a unicycle and wearing socks, she points out, "Ducks don't wear socks." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE TAKES A VACATION by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, kids will enjoy the silliness and animated house sections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
House moving takes on new meaning in this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S FISH by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Visually offbeat and beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Transfixing artwork shows a boy's imagination running wild on the potential ramifications of pet sitting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, SANTA by Martha Brockenbrough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An earnest, emotionally honest effort with lovely illustrations complementing a sweet if sentimental message. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A girl named Lucy writes letters to Santa each Christmas as she comes to understand who Santa really is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUSH LITTLE DIGGER by Ellen Olson-Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not as cleverly crafted as Daniel Kirk's Hush Little Alien (1999), but for those children with a vehicle mania, this illustrated lullaby will drive away the blues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Olson-Brown borrows the tune of "Hush Little Baby" and adapts it for the benefit of the automotive-obsessed youngster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The story and illustrations strike just the right notes of lightheartedness, determination, and education—on Earth-friendly materials to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl plants saplings around a house on a windy hill in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP THAT NOSE! by Martha Peaslee Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"This surreal rescue story should tickle tiny noses with lots of giggles and guffaws. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wayward proboscis takes flight and leads a young boy on a merry chase in this utterly absurd, but amusing nonsense tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CRAZY DAY AT THE CRITTER CAFÉ by Barbara Odanaka
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"There are not too many cooks in this kitchen, as high-interest humor creates a rollicking read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Havoc erupts in high-spirited fashion when the animals' bus breaks down outside the local restaurant. Read full book review >