Search Results: "Marc Crabtree"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLET SCHOOL by Bobbie Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A good but very basic book for young hopefuls from Kalman (A One Room School, not reviewed, etc.) and newcomer Gentile. (Glossary; index) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Few little girls have not dreamed of being ballerinas, but most don't know much about becoming one. Read full book review >

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THE CREPE MAKERS' BOND by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2011

"Creative and refreshing like a good soufflé, this perceptive, heartfelt narrative nevertheless has real meat on its bones. (recipe index, glossary, selected sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Funny, self-aware 14-year-old Ariel "find[s] making fantastic food gives me sanity" in this highly entertaining and multilayered sequel to Discovering Pig Magic (2008). Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING PIG MAGIC by Julie Crabtree
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"Crabtree's portrayals both of the charm and power of friendship and of the internal emotional life of a young teen are deft and complex, and her confident pacing never drags. (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Mattie, just 13, and her closest friends Ariel and Nicki find themselves trying to negotiate the wide chasm between childhood and adolescence with a bit of magic. Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERHERO by Marc Tauss
by Marc Tauss, photographed by Marc Tauss
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo, Maleek. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Maleek is deeply enamored of superhero comic books. Read full book review >

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MONKEY NOT READY FOR THE BABY by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"There's not much new about this new-baby book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With the help of his parents and big brother, Monkey gets ready to become a big brother, too. Read full book review >

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THE SQUISHINESS OF THINGS by Marc Kompaneyets
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Decorated with pictorial borders and elaborate, shadowy illustrations in a variety of Renaissance styles, this droll debut will appeal to readers, young or otherwise, who fancy themselves sophisticates. (Picture book. 11-13)"
Strongly influenced by Gulliver's Travels and Candide, and really written for the same audience, this visual and literary confection lampoons catalogers and other such know-it-alls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY SUMMER by Marc Simont
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A favorite illustrator (a Caldecott medalist who in 1990 reillustrated Many Moons, to wide acclaim) depicts a summer's depredations on a garden from a rabbit family's point of view: While they timidly hang back, the burly woodchuck bulls his way into the trap set for them; thereafter, they happily enjoy the vegetables, oblivious to the gardener's distress—they even mistake a parting shake of a fist at summer's end for a friendly wave. Read full book review >