Search Results: "Lisa Mantchev"


BOOK REVIEW

STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Sweet and affirming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After a little boy and his tiny elephant are barred from the Pet Club, they befriend other children with unusual pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYES LIKE STARS by Lisa Mantchev
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Encore! (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Beatrice (Bertie) Shakespeare Smith has spent her whole life within the walls of the Théâtre Illuminata, a majestic and magical playhouse with thousands of players at the ready. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Lisa Mantchev
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2010

"This fantastical romp—an absolute must for theater buffs—might stand alone, but it'd be a pity not to start with the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this exhilarating sequel to Eyes Like Stars (2009), 17-year-old Bertie Shakespeare Smith plunges from the cloistered Théâtre Illuminata into the colder, crueler outside world to rescue her pirate boyfriend Nate from the dreadful Sea Goddess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEDAY, NARWHAL by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The tender, kind friendship outweighs the flaws. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A tiny narwhal dreams of seeing the world beyond her fishbowl. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH MAE O’HANNIGAN’S WILD WEST SHOW by Lisa Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Hannah Mae's exploit is sure to corral plenty of little dogies with their own dreams of saddling up. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A born cowgirl saves her uncle's ranch from an unusual menace in this cheery oater. Read full book review >

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DAISY KNOWS BEST by Lisa Kopper
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

As Daisy the dog instructs her three pups in the finer points of chewing up the mail, pulling tablecloths, digging in the garden and other skills, Baby tags along, an enthusiastic student. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE FIFTY-FOOT TEACHER by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"That's pretty hard to swallow, as excuses go, and deeply unsatisfying, like driving in a car that runs out of gas: the sudden stillness is disconcerting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A potentially humorous Halloween caper is left stranded in the author's latest effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A good bet for dog lovers and for readers too young for the excellent, lengthier Thank You, Mr. Falker. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A library dog helps a struggling reader. Read full book review >