Search Results: "Lisa Westberg Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

WATER'S WAY by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 1991

"An excellent concept book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Parallel narratives follow water's path in nature (mist rising to clouds to rain to puddles) and, in smaller inset illustrations, indoors (soup-pot steam condenses on and runs down a window). Read full book review >

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SLEEPYHEAD BEAR by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A sweet summertime bedtime tale sure to garner an empathetic smile from anyone who has ever suffered mosquito-buzzing-in-the-ear insomnia. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bear is kept from his summertime snooze by buzzing, stinging and whirring bugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAYLOFT by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The realistic full-color illustrations are uninspired. (Fiction. 4-8)"
Peters follows two sisters, Caroline Rose and Ivy, around the farm where they live, romps that always end up in the hayloft. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FLY FLEW IN... by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Good, solid slapstick. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The child has a unique reason to postpone tidying his room- -four animals are asleep there, and he's loathe to disturb them. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE WORKS THE NIGHT SHIFT by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Enormously entertaining, particularly for the I Spy set. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Frankie works the night shift. / He empties one wastebasket. / He cleans two counters." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD LITTLE DUCK, DUCK, DUCK by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"Sweet, sweet, sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little duck learns the power of positive thinking in this salute to spring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OCTOBER SMILED BACK by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Children may not connect with this on their own, but it may make an accessible prelude to more formal poetic encounters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
October Smiled Back ($14.95; Sept. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8050-1776-3): Personification is difficult to present in poetry directed at young children, but Peters (The Hayloft, 1995, etc.) achieves some success with this quiet ramble through a single year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANO WAKES UP! by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"Informative endnotes give scientific tidbits, along with Hawaiian pronunciation guides. (further reading) (Poetry/informational picture book. 4-8)"
Early one morning, a young volcano wakes up, too sleepy to explode…just yet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE’RE RABBITS! by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Yum. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Peter Rabbit has nothing on these three flop-eared foragers: "We nibble the leaves, then gobble the peas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR FAMILY TREE by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Source notes from author and illustrator cap a lyrical, carefully researched look into our deep past that will give young readers a firm sense of their place within the long history of life on this planet. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Luminous, eye-filling paintings accompany a poetic disquisition on our ancestors, from primordial single-celled creatures to dexterous, big-brained walkers. Read full book review >

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EARTHSHAKE by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"First-rate, this could be used in the classroom for the next ten thousand years. (Poetry/nonfiction. 5-12)"
Twenty-two playful poems introduce geology in a way that's sure to have older kids digging for more. 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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