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

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

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

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ARE YOU GLAD ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU MAD ABOUT? by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An unusually mixed bag. (Poetry. 6-10)"
The title of Viorst's latest collection of poetry for children provides an open invitation for readers not only to ponder feelings in general, but to examine their reactions to the assembled poems as well. 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 >