Search Results: "Linda Glaser"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGE TO AMERICA by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A fine addition to collections on the immigrant experience. (author's note, historical afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Hard as he tries, eight-year-old Fivel can't remember his father's face. Read full book review >

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WAY TOO MANY LATKES by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fun story to share at Hanukkah—especially with the oil in the pan hot and ready for those yummy, crispy, fried holiday treats. (note on Chelm stories) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Oy! Only in Chelm could there be such a problem—and such a solution. Read full book review >

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IT’S SPRING! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A natural choice for springtime reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Glaser and Swan team up once again in this eye-catching and informative ode to nature, the second in a series of seasonal titles (It's Fall!, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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TANYA'S BIG GREEN DREAM by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The paper and binding are made from recycled materials. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
A short, generously illustrated chapter book about a fourth grader's struggle to complete her ambitious Earth Day project: planting a live oak in a city park. Read full book review >

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KIMMY'S MARVELOUS WIND-CATCHING WONDER by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An upbeat esteem booster and discussion starter. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The eponymous wonder is a rather mundane paper kite, created and eventually flown by Kimmy, a young brown-skinned girl with two long, black braids. Read full book review >

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STONE SOUP WITH MATZOH BALLS by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The missing ingredient for this conventional retelling is the characteristic foolishness of a Chelm-centered story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classic European fable goes to Chelm for Passover. Read full book review >

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IT’S FALL! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Nature seems to come alive within the pages of this beautiful and interesting tribute to the many joys of autumn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This celebration of all things autumn will delight young children as they begin to imagine piles of leaves for jumping and big orange pumpkins for carving. Read full book review >

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HANNAH'S WAY by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The moment is a little miracle—nearly impossible to believe, but entirely convincing and true. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sometimes the tiniest actions are the most heroic. In this book—based on a true story—the heroes are children. Read full book review >

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HOPPY PASSOVER by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"They'll be especially eager to sample the charoset Violet is so eager to eat when they notice the recipe that's included. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
Violet and Simon, endearingly good-natured Jewish bunny siblings, offer very young readers a first look at the annual spring celebration by hopping through all the traditional foods and rituals of the preparation for and participation in a happy family Passover Seder. Read full book review >

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MRS. GREENBERG’S MESSY HANUKKAH by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Kids will be shaking their heads in mild amusement happy that Rachel's efforts do bring home the 'feel of Hanukkah.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's the first night of Hanukkah and Rachel, introduced in The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes (1997), is again looking to share it with her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg. Read full book review >

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ON ONE FOOT by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"The young man's journey has a few too many stops along the way, especially for a story about an impatient person. If he'd dawdled less, he could have been there and back again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A Jewish folk tale gets the Peter Jackson treatment in this picture book. Read full book review >

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NOT A BUZZ TO BE FOUND by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A great overview—for more specifics about each insect, check out Judy Allen's Backyard Books series. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This look at how insects survive the cold may have young naturalists scouring the winter landscape to find them for themselves. Read full book review >