Search Results: "Lori Ries"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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

ASBURY DARK by Lori Bonfitto
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Short stories for readers who like their horror tales diverting and diverse."
In Bonfitto's (The Lineman, 2013, etc.) horror collection, Asbury Park, New Jersey, provides the setting for seven strange, spooky stories.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRLS by Lori Lansens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"An unsentimental, heartwarming page-turner. Quite an achievement."
Lansens (Rush Home Road, 2002) overcomes the inherent "ick" factor in this surprisingly moving story of conjoined twins in a small Canadian community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING MY RAINBOW by Lori Duron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A heartfelt examination of raising a boy who wants to be a girl."
A memoir about raising a gender-creative child. Read full book review >