Search Results: "Louise Borden"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"Moving and inspiring; Wallenberg's is a name to remember for all time, and Borden has done an admirable job of ensuring readers will. (epilogue, author's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 11 & up)"
An exceptional individual is brought at last to the up-close-and-personal attention of young readers. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN LUCK by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"There's a little luck in each person's day; here's hoping young children's eyes are open to theirs. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Theodore's gloomy morning improves when he finds a penny that brings him luck all day long. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL IS . . . by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Love of our national game shines in every word and picture. A grand slam. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Baseball is more than a sport; in Borden's unabashed celebration, it embodies the essence of the social, historic and emotional fabric of our nation. Read full book review >

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SEA CLOCKS by Louise Borden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's a story worth telling, but because the two renditions cover largely the same territory, consider this one worthy, but not essential. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Writing in blank verse for no discernible reason, Borden profiles John Harrison, monomaniacal inventor of a "chronometer" that revolutionized navigation at sea. Read full book review >

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A. LINCOLN AND ME by Louise Borden
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"It introduces Lincoln with beautiful simplicity to the youngest of children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy who shares Abraham Lincoln's birthday muses on what Lincoln means to him. Read full book review >

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GOOD LUCK, MRS. K.! by Louise Borden
Released: May 1, 1999

A third grader's happy year is interrupted when her beloved teacher gets cancer. Read full book review >

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THE LOST-AND-FOUND TOOTH by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Ideal for tooth-fairy aficionados. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Second-grader Lucy is anxious to join the ranks of her classmates who have started losing their baby teeth. Mr. Reilly, Lucy's teacher at West Street Elementary, adds to her anticipation by installing a "Who's Lost a Tooth?" calendar in the classroom, on which each child records the date, time and place of every lost tooth. Read full book review >

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OFF TO FIRST GRADE by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An altogether thoughtful and affirming book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From Anna to Mr. Zimmerman, an alphabetical array of children, joined at the appropriate moments by their teacher, bus driver and principal, all recount the beginning of the first day of first grade. Read full book review >

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AMERICA IS... by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land, illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen (1998), is at least as inspirational while, with its suggestion that we may still be a few steps away from Utopia, providing readers with a clearer-eyed view. (Picture book. 5-8)"
You can practically hear the music swell behind Borden's celebration of the US, a land where, between "rugged mountains with caps of snow" and "the swamps and bayous of the Deep South," people "rush to and from work," "proud tribes . . . live in peace with the earth and the sky," and "American farmers grow food that feeds families all over the world." Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Gustavson's realistic illustrations resemble oil paintings, and include many evocative details. (Picture book. 7-9)"
It's June 4th at Albert E. Chapman Elementary, and time to bring the school year to an end. Read full book review >

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THE DAY EDDIE MET THE AUTHOR by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"For hilarious contrast, pair this heavenly encounter with Author's Day (1993), Daniel Pinkwater's school-visit-from-hell account. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An author visit becomes an epiphany for at least one third-grader in this purposeful but not heavy-handed episode. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHERS DON'T TAKE NAPS by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"A fine addition to the extended family of new-baby books, with a welcome nod to the middle child. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little brother Nicholas adores big brother James, who serves as a great role model in this story about a loving, and expanding, family. Read full book review >