Search Results: "Linda Saport"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMPANY OF CROWS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"An illustrated nonfiction account of crows and their habits might have been much more successful—see Pringle, above. (Poetry. 7-9)"
Crows and more crows fill the pages of this collection of poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES by Linda Saport
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"The elegantly modulated pastels give an impression of twilight, while elements dusted in white and gold shine luminously, offering comfort. (Picture book/folklore. 2-4)"
For this traditional lullaby—"Hush-a-bye, don't you cry./Go to sleepy, little baby./And when you wake, you'll have cake/and all the pretty little horses"—Saport has taken her cues from the American South, where the song may have originated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMP UP TIME by Lynn Joseph
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"Saport's calypso colors perfectly capture the warmth of the culture and the expressive characters that star in this rare treat—a festival of Caribbean life and family camaraderie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's Carnival time in Trinidad and everyone is ready to celebrate, especially sisters Christine and Lily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACE AT THE WINDOW by Regina Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Saport's dense, hazy pastel illustrations are by turns foreboding and washed with relief, vibrantly evoking both setting and mood. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a generous story set in Jamaica, Hanson (The Tangerine Tree, 1995) makes some of the same points found in Roni Schotter's Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane (1989), about doing the right thing and getting beyond the fear of the unknown, especially when the unknown is a neighbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A beautiful portrayal of the transformation of a couple into a family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A luminescent tale extolling the miraculous changes wrought by an infant's arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLES OF HOPE by Karen Lynn Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A story of sibling love and responsibility, written without didacticism or sentimentalism. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When Lucía comes into the world, Papa is away working in the city. 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

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

SAY HELLO! by Linda Davick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An upbeat if not essential celebration of a common courtesy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A cheerful crew demonstrates some of the ways we can greet each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S IN MY TRUCK? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This convoy is sure to please the toddler set and beyond. (Board book. 2-4)"
Readers can explore the cargoes of five different trucks by lifting 30-plus flaps. 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 >