Search Results: "Lloyd Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lovely way of looking back on the year with a child who may not realize he or she has 'bloomed.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paralleling the planting of a garden in the fall and its blooming is the growth of a young girl and all the milestones that happen between fall and spring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"If youngsters scratch their heads, take them to the yard or community garden to plant and make mud pies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cronin and Small combine talents in this fable for modern times: people who live in fragile kingdoms may need to get their hands dirty rebuilding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Kelle Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sunny and inspiring."
A mother's optimistic account of the first year of life with her daughter, Nella, who was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Wil McCarthy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite some conceptual problems, an ingenious yarn with challenging ideas, well-handled technical details and plenty of twists and turns: a whopping improvement on Murder in the Solid State (1996), though the sophomoric narrative voice is dismayingly similar. (Author tour)"
By the early 22nd century, artificially created life-forms—mycora—that can dissolve stone, metal, flesh, anything, with terrifying speed, have taken over the Earth, the Moon, and Venus; the only human survivors cower behind biological barriers far away in the asteroids (the Gladholders) or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (the Immunity). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine's Day wish doesn't come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)"
Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she "will never love again" after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed "a flying flower" by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY BLOOM by Louis Toscano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An often engaging but overlong mystery."
In Toscano's (TripleCross, 1990) debut mystery, a reporter investigates the death of a woman who may have had ties to Cuban revolutionaries—and John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUT NO CANDY by Gloria Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Gentle, evocative. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-9)"
To first-grader Lee, whose father runs a country store, WW II means she no more candy for an afternoon snack—``Because the sugar is used to make candy for soldiers like Uncle Ted.'' As the years pass, she helps collect scrap, accepts ration stamps from customers, and writes to her uncle: ``When you come [home] will you bring some candy, please?'' By the time he does, though, Lee has changed: she knows that Uncle Ted is more important than the Hershey Bar he brings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREEHOUSE TALES by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"The black-and-white illustrations are warm and with just enough exaggeration to match the tale-telling. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An affecting and affectionate trio of stories about three siblings growing up on a Pennsylvania farm in the 1880s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST CATCHER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Resonant with potent symbols, a story whose power is magnified by its outstanding illustrations (and marred only by its cluttered title page). (Picture book. 7-12)"
A brooding, intriguing tale about a shadowless man who ``could get close to ghosts without turning into one.'' One neighbor after another seeks his help when a beloved (whether dog or spouse) has died after being mistreated; Ghost Catcher walks over the hills toward the shadows and brings them back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNA’S CORN by Barbara Santucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Most illustrations are not full spreads, making it better for an intimate read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl experiences the loss of her grandfather in this sad, sweet tale about death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOATHERD AND THE SHEPHERDESS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bloom's dazzling paintings have the stylized look of Greek statues that have become suddenly animate; impressionistic dabs illuminate Mediterranean skies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this ancient tale, a shepherd happens across a foundling girl in Pan's cave and adopts her. Read full book review >