Search Results: "Marc Boutavant"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY NO ONE WAS ANGRY by Toon Tellegen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pleasantly lacking moral-mongering, this fresh collection will appeal to parents and children who enjoy sharing stories as springboards to discussion and speculation. (table of contents—in the backmatter) (Short stories. 6-9)"
Dutch writer Tellegen explores the psychology of anger in 12 vignettes featuring a society of animals. Read full book review >

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ARIOL by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Definitely on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, but less vicious with the satire and therefore all the more welcome. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Scenes from the life of a middle-grade Everydonkey. Read full book review >

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BARKUS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Nicky, Barkus, and Baby the kitten will appeal to fans of the Henry and Mudge series as well as to the younger picture-book audience. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A child grows to love a new canine companion in this initial offering in a new series of early chapter books by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Entertainment and education in a pleasing package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A smartly designed lift-the-flap book reveals surprises in the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR JUST ONE DAY by Laura Leuck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

A group of kids painting pictures in what seems to be a school setting launches a series of playful day-dreams as they imagine what creature they might like to be "for just one day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER HORSE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A sitcom series between paper covers, offering familiar situations, occasional chuckles and a (not entirely) clueless young protagonist. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
More mild mischief from a bookish donkey and his porcine best bud. Read full book review >

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LULU ATLANTIS AND THE QUEST FOR TRUE BLUE LOVE by Patricia Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"With descriptive sentences and a penchant for eclectic storytelling, this is an author to watch. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Life is positively vexing for Lulu Atlantis at this particular moment in time. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES! by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"French artist Boutavant's stylized, digitally produced illustrations are a clear departure from Fraser's watercolors, but they share a high attention to detail, inviting children to pore over pictures for new discoveries on every page opening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers who approach this title expecting a 21st-century love-makes-a-family message overtly embracing adoptive, queer, blended and other diverse family constellations will be disappointed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDMOND: THE MOONLIT PARTY by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three very different animal characters live in separate apartments in the old chestnut tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDMOND: THE THING by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"We were all strangers, once, so howdy, stranger. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The arrival of a stranger—"the Thing"—roils the placid waters of Edmond the Squirrel and George Owl's day. Read full book review >

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MINING MEMORIES WITH PATRICIA MACLACHLAN
by Julie Danielson

At nearly 80 years old, very little slows down Patricia MacLachlan. The author, best known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel Sarah, Plain and Tall, is busy gathering memories to tell her fans even more stories – in the form of both picture books and novels for child readers.

In her newest picture book, Someone Like Me, MacLachlan looks back to ...


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