Search Results: "Linda Ravin Lodding"


BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT FOR MAMA by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Treat this lovely story as a gift worth sharing. (note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An earnest boy walks the streets of turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, seeking the perfect present for his mother's birthday. Read full book review >

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THE BUSY LIFE OF ERNESTINE BUCKMEISTER by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The valuable lesson is all the more effective for being shown, and not preached—though perhaps it's meant more for adults than the children they are reading to. (Picture book. 5-7) "
What does it mean to "live life to the fullest"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINTING PEPETTE by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A mild introduction to painting masters' styles, with elegantly appealing artwork of its own. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seeking a formal portrait of her rabbit, a Parisian girl meets several artists. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN IS COMING TO TEA by Linda Ravin Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A fanciful offering for those who take tea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's time for tea! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING SHEEP by Linda Lodding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Both chortle-inducing and whiny at turns, this proves there's nothing new under the metafictive sun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnold the sheep desperately wants to be part of the story…with a few modifications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2014

"A sports book that will motivate readers to live a purposeful, authentic life."
An unlikely inspirational book by the trainer for the NBA's biggest stars. 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 >

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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

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 >