Search Results: "Margie Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

RUBY PAINTS A PICTURE by Susan Hill
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sharp-eyed young readers might notice little Ruby is left-handed, a subtle touch that adds another facet to Ruby's emerging personality as a spunky little raccoon who likes to try new things. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Ruby the raccoon returns for a second appearance in this engaging series for readers who are just beginning to read real stories on their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE-RIBBON DAD by Beth Raisner Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This sweet but not special title is fine to share for Father's Day or when a daddy is about to return from a trip. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A celebration of a dad's return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY BAKES A CAKE by Susan Hill
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This story would also work well as a read-aloud in primary-grade classrooms as a counterpoint to 'The Little Red Hen' or in conjunction with other cumulative stories. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Ruby is a chubby raccoon in a green dress with a very limited background in the kitchen in this appealing mid-level entry in the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A short glossary explains unfamiliar terms such as 'forge,' 'counterpane,' and 'magazine.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Garrick the Gardener's horse runs away, sulks and refuses to work, and no one knows what to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HILLSIDE LULLABY by Hope Vestergaard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A must for every child with a window to the great outdoors and a heart that will listen to nature's song. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A wild, sleepless child is lulled into slumber by the night noises of the forest animals outside her window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR OF MY HEART by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A must-have for the parents of young children and the libraries that serve them. (Picture book. 2-6)"
No matter what they are doing, what their moods are, or how far apart they may be, a bear parent reassures a bear cub that she will always be there: "You are the bear of my heart, dear, / and I am the one who loves you." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNT THE WAYS, LITTLE BROWN BEAR by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"However, older ones, with a surer grasp on their number line, will enjoy this clever foray into counting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An evening repast enjoyed outdoors inspires a flurry of counting games for a mother bear and her young cub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARTHOLOMEW’S BLESSING by Stephanie S. Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The final page of this gentle story shows an outdoor vista of the peaceful stable scene, speckled with snow, and 'filled with blessings.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bartholomew is a tiny mouse, "a small animal, used to being ignored." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, ANNIE CLAIRE by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's very sweet, not very original and certain to find an audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With a cadence reminiscent of her Jesse Bear books, Carlstrom introduces Annie Claire and her mother, who engage in a soothing duet as the pup prepares for her first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY’S PERFECT DAY by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Ruby's previous adventures involving her group of assorted animal friends have a little more pizzazz than this quietly thoughtful tale, Ruby is still a charmer with a delightful world of her own, and the theme of satisfied solitude is an unusual one for this genre. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Charming little Ruby Raccoon returns for her third adventure for newly independent readers, illustrated with delightful watercolors of Ruby's forest home and surrounding meadows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER A PIG TREE by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Joining the growing colony of self-referential meta-kid lit, this one-joke treatment has its moments. And the recipes work—for figs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A purported editing error—substituting the letter "p" for "f" on a critical word throughout—transforms a tribute to figs into an appreciation of—pigs! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO NAP! YES NAP! by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's so high-spirited it isn't likely to send any like-minded tots to sleep, but who cares when it's so much fun? (Picture book. 1-3)"
A lively, not-ready-for-bed tale featuring one patient mama and her exuberant tyke. Read full book review >