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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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 >

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HOPPY HANUKKAH!  by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Howarth's soft, bright illustrations of an extended floppy-eared family offer details of a Judaic home in this gentle introduction to the rituals of a traditional celebration that young families can follow as they create a Hanukkah atmosphere in their own homes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sibling bunnies Violet and Simon do not remember celebrating Hanukkah last year and are excited to learn from Mama and Papa that the holiday will begin at sundown. Read full book review >