Search Results: "Louise Ho"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST PRECIOUS THING by Gill Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A loving tale straight from a mother's heart. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A ramble through the woods leads to the discovery of a mother's dearest treasure in this sweetly simple tale. Read full book review >

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LOUISE ERDRICH
by J.W. Bonner

Louise Erdrich gave birth to a daughter (and opened a bookstore) at a momentous time in our country’s history—2001—and those twin poles of life and death inform her latest novel, Future Home of the Living God. As befits a novel by Erdrich, who has long considered the nature of time, Future Home of the Living God exists in two moments ...


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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY READS FOR NOVEMBER
by John DeNardo

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads for November

This month's picks for the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror reads include magical mobsters, deadly mermaids, mankind's devolution into monkeys, and a moon heist.

Valiant Dust by Richard Baker

Do you want to get in on the ground floor of a stylish new military science fiction series? Then ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GUESS WHO? by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Children old enough not to be frightened by masks should get a kick out of this. (Board book. 2-4)"
With die-cut holes for eyes and handles, readers can hold this board book, in its open state, up to their faces to create a variety of costumed personas. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BUBBA LOOKS FOR HIS ELEPHANT by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Sturdy, engaging fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This Tiny Tab book offers toddlers a playful interactive game of hide-and-seek with substantial, oversized tabs. Read full book review >

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GATHERING THE DEW by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The author takes on this shocking slice of world history with the appropriate amount of detail and sensitivity for a young audience, but the difficult subject matter makes it better suited for more mature readers. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this historical first-person narrative, Nakri Sokha, a 12-year-old girl living in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh in 1975, has her world shattered overnight. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND CHICKEN by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A sweet tale of expectations upended. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Bear says he's having chicken for lunch, what exactly does he mean? Read full book review >

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THE CLAY MARBLE by Minfong Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Touching, authentic, carefully wrought- -and with an unusually appealing jacket. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Drawing on her experience with a relief organization on the Thai border, Ho tells the story of a Cambodian family, fleeing the rival factions of the 80's while hoping to gather resources to return to farming in their homeland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2010

"A beautifully designed book that combines Ho's sulfur diet suggestions with medical science, and offers plenty of recipes for readers to add to their cooking repertoire."
Ho's (Eat Your Way to Lighter Skin, 2008) new diet cookbook presents recipes designed to improve health and the vitality of the skin. Read full book review >

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WHILE WE WERE OUT by Ho Baek Lee
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Just as Carl does, Rabbit puts everything to rights again before the family gets home, but she forgets one detail: the 'evidence' she leaves behind all over the floor is startlingly funny after the sweetness of the preceding story and pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charmingly illustrated tale of a pet rabbit amusing herself while her human family is away will be welcomed by Carl the rottweiler's legion of fans. Read full book review >