Search Results: "Leslie Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

SPRING BLOSSOMS by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An artistic seasonal book, best appreciated by flower lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The third in a seasonal series by Gerber and Evans (Winter Trees, 2008, etc.), this picture book presents 10 different spring-blooming trees. Read full book review >

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WINTER TREES by Carole Gerber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Overall, a visually striking, cozy winter read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers can almost hear boots crunching in the snow during this subtle, stylish wintry nature walk. Read full book review >

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FACES OF THE MOON by Bob Crelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Recommended for visual learners at best. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Crelin opens with a question that young readers often wonder—why does the moon change shape? Read full book review >

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AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFÉ by Leslie Bulion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"EWSLUGp2006—even the surprise among the school of krill on the endpapers will make readers smile. (Informational poetry. 8-12)"
From snapping shrimp with bubble-shooting claws to the Osedax worm that digests whalebones on the ocean floor, intriguing and unusual sea creatures are introduced in this collection of 18 engaging poems written in a variety of forms. Read full book review >

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SUMMER by Steven Schnur
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2000

"Should be inspiration for classrooms, poets, and wordworkers. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
In the wake of Autumn (1997) and Spring (1999) come 26 more seasonal scenes, accompanying ingenious acrostic poems: "Blankets and umbrellas, / Endless miles of sand, / And one / Constant / Hum of wind and waves." Read full book review >

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WINTER by Steven Schnur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"With this latest entry Schnur and Evans complete a most satisfying quartet that can be read with pleasure the whole year round. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Schnur and Evans round out the year, producing another visually and verbally entrancing title following Autumn (1997), Spring (1999), and Summer (2001). Read full book review >

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AUTUMN by Steven Schnur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"Accessible and intimate, they depict people, animals, household objects, and outdoor scenes; warm and cozy, they complement and further define this friendly read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A strong graphic presentation is balanced against the clear simplicity of an ingenious text in this captivating picture book. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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ROWING IN EDEN by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"Precisely drawn but an age-old portrait of a dreamy girl on the sudden verge of womanhood."
An overly familiar outing from Evans (Carter Clay, 1999; The Blue Hour, 1994) tells of one Frances Jean Wahl, 13 years old—and beset by sexual longing. Read full book review >