Search Results: "Leslie Swartz"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"No library should be without this well-designed, beautiful, and informative resource. (Nonfiction. 5 )"
The authors—Simonds, who has studied and written about Chinese culture and cooking for 30 years, and Swartz, the vice-president of The Children's Museum, Boston—have collaborated to present a rich and eclectic collection of Chinese traditions. Read full book review >

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FINDING PERFECT by Elly Swartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"While there are several good books about OCD for teen readers, few are available for middle graders, and this is a welcome addition to the fold. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If your parents are separating, your mother leaves home for a job elsewhere, and your best friend is about to move away, how can you gain control of your life? Read full book review >

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SMART COOKIE by Elly Swartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers will laugh and commiserate and root for Frankie all the way. (resources, acknowledgements) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Frankie Greene's life is filled with complications. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO COULD CHANGE THE WORLD by Aaron Swartz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An important record of forward-looking thought cut short."
Collected writings of Aaron Swartz (1986-2013), prescient programmer and technology critic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS WANNABE by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite the can't-miss lesson, it's nice that storytime is such a big deal, even in the castle, and children will enjoy seeing all the familiar characters gathered here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A frothy bit of storytelling and soft, squiggly art full of easily recognized folk from other tales. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S PLAY by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Any school would be fortunate to have the unflappable Albert—and every child should have a chance to meet him. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The second book from this talented author-illustrator is as delightfully fresh and innovative as Albert's Alphabet (1991). Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S FIELD TRIP by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The book makes a fine introduction to apple farms—or to class trips—but best is following the entrancing animal individuals through the colorful, beautifully designed illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Albert's third is not quite the imaginative extravaganza of his first two (Albert's Alphabet, 1991, ALA Notable, and ...Play, 1992); it's a fairly straightforward trip to an apple farm, with the amiable duck driving the school bus. Read full book review >

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HOP! HOP! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates. (Board book. 1-2)"
An excited little one celebrates Easter. Read full book review >

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE, TUCKER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A meandering tale about a special day that Tucker fans will gobble right up. (Board book. 2-4)"
This brief introduction to Thanksgiving stars a winsome white terrier named Tucker (Ho, Ho, Ho Tucker!, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MOOGEES MOVE HOUSE by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Not so much bibliotherapy for families on the move as a quick burst of verbal foolery, tailor-made for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A picky family goes house hunting in this brief but intensely silly outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >