Search Results: "Lori Ries"


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 >

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FIX IT, SAM by Lori Ries
by Lori Ries, illustrated by Sue Ramá
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A loving tribute to brothers everywhere; may Sam's stories continue. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toddler Petey's hero is his brother Sam, who can fix anything, as he proves again and again in the brothers' latest outing. Read full book review >

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MRS. FICKLE’S PICKLES by Lori Ries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The simplicity of this breezy rural story will invite repeat readings and a slurp or two of anticipation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ries follows a pickle grower step-by-step from buying the seed to eating the pickles she loves. Read full book review >

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SUPER SAM! by Lori Ries
by Lori Ries, illustrated by Sue Ramá
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Imaginative and fun, Sam's antics will amuse and possibly inspire young listeners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Brief text and bright, bouncy illustrations combine to create an appealing, if slight, story. Read full book review >

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PUNK WIG by Lori Ries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"This positive and upbeat approach to coping with cancer will be a welcome addition—younger than, but complimentary to Patricia Polacco's The Lemonade Club (2007). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A serious illness is given a lighthearted and encouraging treatment as a young boy relates how his mother is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Read full book review >

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AGGIE GETS LOST by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Anyone who has worried about the loss of a special friend will understand the feelings involved with great sympathy and empathy. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
In three short chapters filled with many short words, readers will recognize a child's trauma about a lost pet. Read full book review >

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AGGIE THE BRAVE by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"A realistic—and gentle—story about a common occurrence for those lucky enough to have a pet. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Aggie, a small, young dog of indeterminate parentage, has an appointment to be spayed. Read full book review >

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GOOD DOG, AGGIE by Lori Ries
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"While undisciplined, Aggie is one lovable pup; with a slight turn of her large head and a flip of her lopsided ears, she demonstrates why dogs are known as children's best friends. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Chaos erupts in the canine classroom when rambunctious Aggie attends obedience training. Read full book review >

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ZOOBOTS by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the premise is cool, what's delivered is too short on the shock, mind-boggling and bizarre-originality factors. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Becker introduces a handful of "zoobots," mechanical contrivances inspired by creatures from the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >