Search Results: "Lola M. Schaefer"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE BUSY DAY by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Hooray for sibling revelry! (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sequel to their excellent new-baby story, One Special Day (2012), Schaefer and Meserve depict a growing sibling bond between big brother Spencer and little sister Mia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAMP CHOMP by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The illustrations invite children to take their time finding animals and figuring out their activities; the text would sparkle equally if the author had played more with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
The names of several animals that might inhabit a cypress swamp, along with a plethora of verbs, adorn pages full of brightly colored animals, plants and water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S THAT, MITTENS? by Lola M. Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Hartung's soft-focus watercolor illustrations imbue the appealing kitten and the big (but friendly) dog with a perky sweetness that will charm the youngest readers. (Early reader. 4-7)"
In the third entry in this series for the newest readers, an inquisitive, gray-striped kitten named Mittens meets his next-door neighbor, a dog named Max. Read full book review >

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TOOLBOX TWINS by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"If one isn't bothered by the family's very gender-specific duties, this is a cozy lap read that also serves as splendid learning tool. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When it comes to growing up, emulation is often the name of the game, and Vincent is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE SUNFLOWER by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"May be enjoyed as a poem or as a springboard for nature study. (sunflower facts, names of birds) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schaefer starts with one sunflower growing tall in her garden and shows how just one makes many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE TOOTH by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"While this entry works well as a beginning easy reader, it will also be popular in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms as a read-aloud and will fit right in to story hours with dental themes. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Losing that first tiny tooth is a huge event in the life of a child, celebrated here in this beginning easy reader from the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"More whimsy than fact here—but by that measure, an agreeable-enough romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Following Swamp Chomp (2014), Schaefer and Meisel explore animals in motion on the African savanna.Read full book review >

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AN ISLAND GROWS by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Introduce this science topic to readers capable of taking in greater detail. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A volcano forms under the ocean, erupts to form land, erodes and acquires flora, fauna and eventually human population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"In a market glutted with books for newbie brothers and sisters, this is one that stands apart. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The never-ceasing flow of new-baby books gets an imaginative jolt in this clever and creative title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARROWHAWK by Lola M. Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Based on a true story and told in unemotional prose illustrated with beautiful, airy acrylic paintings, this will instill an appreciation for the beauty of birds of prey and their role in nature. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A poacher's arrow pierces a hawk and he almost starves—until he's rescued by humans and survives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE RAIN by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As essential to library collections as rain is to summer sunflowers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"This is the ocean, / blue and vast, / that holds the rainwater from the past." Read full book review >