Search Results: "Lisa Wysocky"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN GIRL by Shyima Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"The proximity to pain makes for a choppy narrative but also vitally draws attention to a global crisis. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
This memoir of modern domestic slavery ends with hope and determination, as young author Hall (born Shyima El-Sayed Hassan) is "one of the fortunate 2 percent" to be freed from servitude. 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 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FLEATASTICS by Lisa Desimini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Kids enjoying the intricate visuals won't worry that the story doesn't make much sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's "the greatest show on dogs!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKLING PRINCESS 1 2 3 by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While the attempts at diversity should be lauded, both are shiny bits of board-book bling without much substance. (Board book. 2-4)"
Count up to 10 with various fairy-tale characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET BUNNY'S MANY COLORS by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"But since she is a prolific artist with many fans, Quiet Bunny will probably quietly move on to the next entry in his series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This is the second offering in a new series about the titular rabbit, following a previous exploration of animal sounds (Quiet Bunny, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DRAGON MOVES IN by Lisa Falkenstern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gentle country concoction, two parts Beatrix Potter and one part Cressida Cowell. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It takes a lot of love—and imagination—to raise a dragon. Read full book review >