Search Results: "Lisa Tawn Bergren"


BOOK REVIEW

GOD GAVE US EASTER by Lisa Tawn Bergren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Fans of this popular series will find this a rewarding addition to family Easter celebrations. (Religion/picture book. 3-6)"
Bergren and Bryant attempt to explain Easter to young children in a gentle, nonthreatening manner, with partial success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD GAVE US ANGELS by Lisa Tawn Bergren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though not all Papa's answers will satisfy those of every Christian denomination, the Bible basics are here, and adults can tweak the text to suit the faith they want to pass on to their own lap-sitters. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Polar bears Papa and Little Cub have an important talk about angels—who and where they are, what they do, and what role they play in our lives—as they explore their Arctic habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD GAVE US CHRISTMAS by Lisa Tawn Bergren
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The illustrations for this volume are by a different artist than the preceding two entries in the series, and while these illustrations are attractive and polished, the polar bears aren't quite as captivating as those in the previous volumes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bergen offers her third entry in her popular God Gave Us series, this time focusing on explaining the broader and more philosophically complex concepts of God's and Christ's presence in the world and the theological reasons behind Christmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW BIG IS GOD? by Lisa Tawn Bergren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Bryant's pleasant watercolor illustrations follow the boy, his mom and their dog as they play together in a variety of realistic, outdoor settings relating to the text, with a few spreads and the cover showing more imaginary explorations in a river and in outer space. (Nonfiction/picture book. 4-7)"
The creators of the popular God Gave Us You series continue their exploration of theological concepts for young children with this effort to explain the philosophical idea of God in more concrete terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD FOUND US YOU  by Lisa Tawn Bergren
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Bryant's appealing watercolor illustrations show the tender love between mother and child against soft-focus backgrounds of a cozy forest and with borders of twining vines. (Religion/picture book. 2-5)"
Bergren and Bryant continue their popular God Gave Us series with this entry that addresses adoption from a religious perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASON OF WONDER by Lisa T. Bergren
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"A dense, if uneven, religious fantasy. (name pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
In a physically and spiritually war-torn post-apocalyptic world, prophesied warriors bring hope. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >