Search Results: "Liz Callen"


BOOK REVIEW

WOLF PIE by Brenda Seabrooke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Callen's humorous, vibrant multimedia art deftly matches the tone of Seabrooke's amusing tale, resulting in a winning collaboration for independent readers ready to move on to meatier texts. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Deviating from traditional retellings of "The Three Little Pigs," James, Marvin and Lester Pygg build one brick house together at the start of this lively, accessible fractured tale. Read full book review >

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READING, RHYMING, AND ’RITHMETIC by Dave Crawley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A solid collection, but not a substitute for the likes of Silverstein and Prelutsky. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Crawley's latest anthology focuses on school-themed poems. Read full book review >

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CHARITY by Paulette Callen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite a few excessively lyrical flourishes, an unusually satisfying tale, combining an engrossing mystery, a lovingly etched portrait of a community, and an appreciation for the moral resilience of strong women."
Poet Callen's first novel, set at the turn of the century, tells of the love and friendship between two women—a story that, for all its up-to-date politics, is really an old-fashioned celebration of its title virtue. Read full book review >

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WORDS IN ROWS, POETRY AND PROSE by Cathy Callen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"A tender and clever look at a writer's life."
Callen (Running Out of Footprints, 2013) offers a quaint, playful collection of poetry and prose that spans nearly 50 years of her life.Read full book review >

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CONTRARY IMAGINATIONS by Larry Callen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

Dad left after the divorce ``a bunch of years ago,'' and Alex and his twin siblings haven't seen him since. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

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ABC DOCTOR by Liz Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The illustrations also shed light on some of the routine practices of a check-up, and so for young readers nervous about doctor appointments, this text might just be the thing for what ails them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A straightforward alphabet book introduces each letter and pairs it with a medical term. Read full book review >

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SPLASHDANCE by Liz Starin
by Liz Starin, illustrated by Liz Starin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"It's a consciously silly pretense, but discussion possibilities abound, and there's no question it's funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After being excluded, a polar bear gets her turn to shine. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS by Liz Pichon
by Liz Pichon, illustrated by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Even the novelty features—a viewfinder page and a set of photographs—cannot save this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This lackluster effort features a jolly group of zoo penguins enjoying their favorite activity—entertaining and being entertained by humans—when they get a surprise: A little girl drops her camera into their habitat. Read full book review >