Search Results: "Lydia Maria Child"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD by Lydia Maria Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Preschoolers will find the pictures hard to read—the baby is difficult to find—and her misadventures will alarm more literal-minded toddlers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Catrow (illustrator of Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, 1995) provides a pictorially updated interpretation of the journey to the grandparents' house made famous by Child's song. Read full book review >

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WHILE THE WAR IS RAGING
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson

Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: SWALK
Bonus Factor: Annoying Little Brother
Relationship Status: Keep Calm and Carry On

Cover Story: Bucolic Battlefield

This cover manages to make war seem like something that happens at a distance. It’s lovely, but it’s also a Standard ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM, CLARICE BEAN? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

The indomitable heroine of two previous picture books returns to provide readers with her own take on environmentalism: "Nature is something I know lots about. Read full book review >

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I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A fine way to banish those First Day jitters. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The dynamic sibling duo of I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (2000) is back for another engaging round of give-and-take. Read full book review >

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I WILL NEVER, NOT EVER, EAT A TOMATO by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Perhaps not, but even younger readers who find Lola's stance perfectly reasonable will join her in this engagingly playful head game. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Poster child for Picky Eaters of the World, Lola declares that she won't touch carrots, peas, potatoes, fish sticks, or, most especially, tomatoes, until her brother Charlie sets her straight. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART FOUR
by Leila Roy

Here I am, at the end of the year… with the end of my reading year. If you’d like to catch up on the first three installments, here are the links: January-March, April-June, July-September.

And now, on with the show!

October: Wrecked, by Maria Padian

I have read a lot—A LOT—of books that deal with sexual assault and rape culture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUBY REDFORT LOOK INTO MY EYES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"Fizzy style fails to buoy a slow-moving plot. Fans of Child's other works, however, will likely still be interested in checking this one out. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Ruby Redfort, the young sleuth in an imagined book series adored by Child's already-established character Clarice Bean, begins her very own series with this lukewarm mystery. Read full book review >

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RUNNING BLIND by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Even readers who identify the criminal, motive, and modus operandi early on (and many readers will) can plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end."
Soldier-turned-soldier-of-fortune Jack Reacher goes after a serial killer in a conventionally but nonetheless deeply satisfying whodunit. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT FAIL by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Relentlessly suspenseful and unexpectedly timely: just the thing for Dick Cheney's bedside reading wherever he's keeping himself these days."
When the newly elected Vice President's life is threatened, the Secret Service runs to nomadic soldier-of-fortune Jack Reacher (Echo Burning, 2001, etc.) in this razor-sharp update of The Day of the Jackal and In the Line of Fire that's begging to be filmed. Read full book review >