Search Results: "Linda Michelin"


BOOK REVIEW

ZUZU’S WISHING CAKE by Linda Michelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Message amiably concealed, but heartfelt and winning. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Zuzu smiles a lot—at boxes, boots, bottle caps and the new boy next door, except he doesn't smile back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY’S NIGHT by D.B. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"A great bedtime read, as mysterious and thought-provoking as a zen koan. (Picture book. 6-10, adult)"
From Henry Hikes to Fitchburg (2000) on, Johnson has surpassed all conventional biographers in presenting Thoreau's philosophy and spirit in ways that will make sense to younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA'S HAT by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Not particularly hilarious or inventive, but a simple and satisfying enough story for the season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Santa can't find his hat on Christmas Eve, so he tries on lots of other types of headwear until Mrs. Claus and the elves solve his problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The opening spread is breathtakingly lovely: "Flora, Florica, Kukka, Lore, Hana and Zvetana mean flower." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEIGH BELLS AND SNOWFLAKES by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The poems and songs may be old chestnuts, but Bronson's art is as fresh and surprising as an unexpected snowfall. (Poetry. 2-6)"
Bronson (Just Think, 2001, etc.) selected 19 poems, including 11 traditional Christmas carols or well-known songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," each serving as a springboard for her unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS ALPHABET by LInda Bronson
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The bright colors and eccentric forms command attention, and if children skip the text, they won't miss much. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bronson earns high marks for dazzling visuals in her solo debut, even if the rhymed captions don't always measure up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALLOWEEN PARTY by Linda Shute
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A humorous Halloween tale, marred slightly by the somewhat crude and inept illustrations. (Fiction. 5+)"
A good read-aloud choice is Shute's lively, rollicking poem that describes all the guests, games, and fun that take place at an annual Halloween party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUZZLING DOGS by Linda Falken
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"What's 'puzzling' is how this could be regarded as even marginally worthy of its audience or the institution that published it. (Novelty. 3-6)"
A bound album of jigsaw puzzles made from images of dogs found in paintings or other works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >