Search Results: "Lori McElrath-Eslick"


BOOK REVIEW

BAREFOOT by Stefi Weisburd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Author of one collection for adults, Weisburd's first for children would fit in large collections or schools with a need for poetry on the body. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This pleasant collection of diverse verse celebrates the feats our feet help us complete and the joys of going shoeless. Read full book review >

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READ FOR ME, MAMA by Vashanti Rahaman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Painterly illustrations by McElrath-Eslick work in harmony with the text, showing the warmth between Joseph and his mother, as well as their humble, homey surroundings. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy's desperate wish for his mother to read to him forces her to come to terms with her own illiteracy. Read full book review >

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IF JESUS CAME TO MY HOUSE by Joan G. Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Although it's regrettable that they portray an all-white cast of characters, the new illustrations make this beloved poem more accessible to today's children while still providing a traditional introduction to applying the Golden Rule in a child's life. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
With a first-person narration in old-fashioned, rhyming verse, a little boy imagines what it would be like if a young Jesus visited his house as a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM CHRISTMAS by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"These are obviously related to Joseph and Mary's trip to Bethlehem, but they might as well be generic Bible scenes somewhat romanticized: In one, a man in a monk's habit kisses a woman who may or may not be Mary, while the trees behind them swoon. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A religious picture book with a delightful conceit—taking words from the Scriptures (referenced in the back) and constructing a prose poem around them—that becomes tedious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORI by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Engaging, sweeping saga of a contemporary wife and mother."
Lori Weinberg contends with her husband's alcoholism, her daughter's illness and her aloof mother's Holocaust past in this piece of women's fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTAIN PERIL by Tom Eslick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2005

"Unlike Nevada Barr, Eslick seems uncomfortable with mystery and uninterested in developing his characters; he gives his killer a motive that would have taken a lot more preparation to be convincing. But when school's out, he runs some great field trips."
Science teacher Will Buchanan meets more murder in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW KILL by Tom Eslick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Taking the pistol is a mistake Chad will pay dearly for when the police, linking it to the shootings of three men tattooed with pentagrams, come after him for murder—in Eslick's second novel (Tracked in the Whites, not reviewed)."
Summoned by a routine call to the side of wounded hunter Joseph Rodriguez, New Hampshire EMT Chad Duquette removes a 9mm pistol, not exactly a hunter's weapon, from the wounded man's hand minutes before Rodriguez's buddy Glenn Chambers is shot dead from ambush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY KIN by Tom Eslick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"The mystery is ragtag, with shadowy characters passing through like rush-hour traffic. The outdoor adventure sequences, though, are worth the price of admission."
Mysteries sprout from every corner of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >