Search Results: "Maria Gianferrari"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHOOL SHOW by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Penny and Jelly are sure to warm the hearts of both future talent-show contestants and readers who have similarly close canine friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Peabody Elementary School Talent Show is a source of anxiety for Penny, who has no clear talent. Read full book review >

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HELLO GOODBYE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mixed-race girl who uses a manual wheelchair finds a way for her irrepressible pet to stay by her side. Read full book review >

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OFFICER KATZ AND HOUNDINI by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Ultimately, though mildly amusing, there's no real magic here. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's the old story: will cat and dog play, er, cat-and-mouse games—or join forces? Read full book review >

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SLUMBER UNDER THE STARS by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Another winning friendship tale from a lovable duo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following their introduction in The School Show (2015), Penny and Jelly face another crisis head-on, using their indelible friendship to solve a problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE MOON by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"'Yip-yip-yip-yip!' indeed, for this sympathetic portrayal of a not-often-celebrated creature who shares our world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
By the light of the moon, a coyote quietly prowls through a suburban neighborhood, hunting for food for her family. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
by Julie Danielson

I’ve seen quite a handful of new picture books lately starring dogs, such as Maria Gianferrari’s Hello Goodbye Dog, a spirited tribute to therapy dogs and classroom-reader dogs, illustrated by Patrice Barton, as well as Found Dogs, a sunny counting book for very young children from Erica Sirotich where shelter dogs are united with new family members. Those are but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE RENAISSANCE by Maria Bellonci
Released: March 22, 1989

A fascinating, if laborious, study of a woman who stood—both spiritually and politically—at the vanguard of the Italian Renaissance, the Marchesana of Mantua, Isabella D'Este. Read full book review >

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MADAME DE STAËL by Maria Fairweather
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate, thrilling walk through Revolutionary Paris."
In this mammoth work of love and scholarship, British biographer Fairweather (The Pilgrim Princess, 2001) delves into the fascinating, turbulent life of the French stateswoman and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A LOVABLE GEEK by Maria Hudgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2008

"Intrepid Dotsy's second adventure (Death of an Obnoxious Tourist, 2006) provides its share of twists and turns in the classic style."
An archaeological dig in the Scottish Highlands seems an unlikely spot for murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2005

"Likely to score well with readers hungry for 1980s-style self-help ruminations. But those who want something with more bite—and self-criticism—will have to look elsewhere. "
An affair holds the key to renewal, in an unsatisfying follow-up to Hannah's Gift (2002). Read full book review >