Search Results: "Lynne Avril Cravath"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN LOUISIANA by Jean Cassels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2007

In this informative and entertaining offering, Cassels and Cravath give the traditional Christmas song a Louisiana twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, RUBY VALENTINE by Laurie Friedman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A Valentine's offering as sweet as candy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With a name like Ruby Valentine, how could a girl not love Valentine's Day? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Michael Emberley trio of sex-ed books and must therefore be considered an additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the note to parents that precedes this chatty offering, Saltz says, "By [ages seven to ten, children] know that the sperm is in Daddy and the egg is in Mommy, so naturally they are wondering, ‘How does one get to the other?' " The answer is here, in nicely anatomically cross-sectioned detail, along with an introduction to the changes that come with puberty leading up to the egg-and-sperm moment, and a brief discussion of the pregnancy that may well follow. Read full book review >

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RUBY VALENTINE AND THE SWEET SURPRISE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A good choice for Valentine's Day as well as for kids who are coping with a new member of their household, whether animal or human. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Popular Ruby Valentine is back, and she has quite a dilemma on her hands. Will beloved pet Lovebird and new cat Sweetie Pie understand that Ruby has enough love for both of them? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NO-GOOD DO-GOOD PIRATES by Jim Kraft
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Avril's cartoon illustrations are colorful and childlike, and help to carry this silly story to its end. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a band of plundering pirates is captured, the sentence is to do one good deed before sunset or go to jail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGONS HO! by George Hallowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Vibrantly enlivening pioneer migration for primary readers, this is a fine addition for both home and classroom. (preface) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This spry outing contrasts parallel westward journeys of two families—one traveling by covered wagon in 1846, the other by car, trailer and moving van in a modern-day relocation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MABEL, ONE AND ONLY by Margaret Muirhead
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Avril's lively illustrations, especially of the imaginary outer-space scenes, add pizzazz to Mabel's story, and the page-turn into blast-off mode shows the power of a child's imagination to turn a few mundane supplies into a creative adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Mabel is an only (and lonely) child, with just her large, rambunctious and very hairy dog, Jack, for companionship due to a lack of children in their urban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE SHOW-AND-TELL LION by Barbara Abercrombie
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Glowing chalk pastel pictures complement the text, and Matthew's story ends on a comforting note that perfectly embodies the importance of creativity, honesty and acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's Matthew's turn to share at show-and-tell, but he can't think of a thing to say. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Young chapter-book readers will chuckle. (Fiction. 9-10)"
Whelan returns to the wintry midwestern locale of Welcome to Starvation Lake (not reviewed) for a tongue-in-cheek tale of fundraising gone awry. Read full book review >

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EVERY COWGIRL LOVES A RODEO by Rebecca Janni
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"Terrific for cowgirls and bike riders everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Giddy-up, bicycle girl! Read full book review >

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EVERY COWGIRL NEEDS DANCING BOOTS by Rebecca Janni
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A passel of fun activities—dancing, crafting, biking and dress up—are tucked into Janni's tonic tale of imagination and optimism. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What better way to make friends than throwing a party? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERPANTS DANCE by Marlena Zapf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"These unmentionables are ready for their close-up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When it comes to prancing about in your undies, the mortification of an older sibling is just the icing on an already yummy cake. Read full book review >