Search Results: "Lisa Kopelke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNGER BROTHER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Lisa Kopelke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

A little brother dispenses general principles and admonitory advice for getting along—or at least even—with a big sister. Read full book review >

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EXCUSE ME! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

The plot of this literally explosive debut may be perfunctory, but the premise will set off fits of giggles. Read full book review >

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TISSUE, PLEASE! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Kindergarten and first-grade teachers are likely to catch hold of this title and pass it around freely during cold season. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bumpy, green frog with glowing, yellow eyes blowing his nose with a tissue is the captivating cover illustration in this second offering in a series exploring basic issues of manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DADDY LONGLEGS BLUES by Mike Ornstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The jazzy poem will be fun for sharing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Bounce with The Daddy as he plays his fiddle. He's eight long legs with a dot in the middle." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER OSCAR by Oscar De La Hoya
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"This simple story, suffused with good feelings and elevated by wry artwork, marks a notable debut for its celebrity author. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Besides daydreaming, young Oscar's favorite activity is his neighborhood's Saturday picnics. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ABOMINABLE SNOW TEACHER by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

Passen once again mines B-grade monster movies, as Irma Birnbaum—dubbed "the toughest teacher in town," but "most obsessive" would be more like it—undergoes a third form- and character-altering transformation. Read full book review >

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THE ALIENS ARE COMING! by Lisa Thiesing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Rock on. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
In this lighthearted riff on both Beatlemania and Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" broadcast, Peggy—cast in Thiesing's high-energy cartoon illustrations as a pig with a period wardrobe headlined by a pink poodle skirt—becomes increasingly alarmed at media reports that "Aliens" are taking over the world. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TEACHER by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Expect the unexpected in this purely pleasurable tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Irma Birnbaum, "the toughest teacher in town" and star of Passen's Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher (2000), returns in this hilarious end-of-the-school-year adventure. Read full book review >

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FAT, FAT ROSE MARIE by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Like Claire, readers may not be sure that her assertiveness takes the best form, but that—plus the incisive caricatures in Passen's colorful illustrations—makes the story all the more thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Though everyone else teases new girl Rose Marie because she's fat, narrator Claire (freckles, heavy glasses) likes her company, and the two become good friends. Read full book review >

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SPARKLING PRINCESS OPPOSITES by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not groundbreaking in style or substance, these simple titles will nonetheless appeal to those toddlers (or parents) already besotted with all things stately and sparkly. (Board book. 1-3)"
A shiny, fairy-tale-themed concept book for toddlers. Read full book review >