Search Results: "Lesley Breen Withrow"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE MY BOO by Kate Dopirak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Boo-tiful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A day in the life of a family is more than the sum of its adorable parts. Read full book review >

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Lesley Breen  Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Though the app is reasonably well done, it can't help but perpetuate a seemingly endless musical loop that's reminiscent of '99 Bottles of Beer' or 'It's a Small World.' That said, it's a suitable choice for those who love the song, if potentially crazy-making for everyone else. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
An interactive audio/visual sing-along. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY BUS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"For those who have room on the seasonal shelf as well as bus-obsessed readers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A smiling, bunny-shaped bus generously picks up one and all until it breaks down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUZZLING WORLD OF WINSTON BREEN by Eric Berlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Both the children and the adults do learn to cooperate, an obvious message but one puzzle-loving readers may not mind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For her tenth birthday, puzzle enthusiast Winston Breen gave his little sister Katie a decorative box with a secret compartment containing four curious strips of wood with numbers and letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECT MESS by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Henry tries his hardest to stay clean for a special day at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK by Steve Breen
by Steve Breen, illustrated by Steve Breen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A promising beginning. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For his children's debut, Pulitzer Prize-winner Breen sends a small frog with a sticky tongue and notably bad aim on an impromptu tour of New Orleans and environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF SANTA’S ISLAND by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

In this ho-ho-hum effort, a boy named Sam stows away in Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve and then is invited along for a visit to an island spa and amusement park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET THE PILOT by Steve Breen
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Violet's face in midair with bugs on her teeth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Violet Van Winkle is an inventor with a flair for air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE A BABY by Sarah Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Multiple read alouds will surely be welcomed. (Picture book. 6-18 months)"
This original lyrical homage to a baby offers metaphorical images for each kind of mood or action an infant might experience in her very young life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Densely argued, with a wealth of examples. Not for the uninitiated."
A flood of British consumer goods into the colonies sets off the American Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JACAMAR NEST by David Parry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 1992

"A sequel is promised, and welcome."
Arab terrorists launch an all-out campaign of industrial sabotage aimed at consumer goods—their only adversaries a CIA man turned insurance investigator, his old boss, and an attractive brewery employee. Read full book review >