Search Results: "Mary Engelbreit"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLESSINGS OF FRIENDSHIP TREASURY by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"The cheerful, nostalgic flavor of Engelbreit's illustrations may be more appealing to adults than to children, but the quotations express worthy values to pass along to the young. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of short poems and quotations about friendship is illustrated by Engelbreit in her immediately recognizable style with sweetly smiling children, decorated borders and fanciful flowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF EASTER by Mary Engelbreit
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Includes a separate paper-doll sheet of Ann Estelle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Engelbreit's signature character, Ann Estelle, is the star of this Easter story, the fourth in a series with the theme of being a "queen" of various holidays and situations. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE CLASS by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Disappointment is majestically turned into exuberance as this protagonist puts her best effort into everything she does. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ann Estelle is back in school, all excited about the upcoming class-play auditions, certain that she is perfect for the Queen's role. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though this effort doesn't break any new ground, Engelbreit's many fans will enjoy her cozy interpretation of a traditional Christmas season with all the trimmings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Engelbreit creates an alphabetically organized world of cheerful, civilized mice that live in snug homes in a snowy village in the forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF HEARTS by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The included paper doll is a great retail add-on but may prove problematic for libraries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Engelbreit crafts light holiday fare, featuring the return of her bespectacled tot Ann Estelle, and strives to provide a sincere message amid the furbelows and frivolity of Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT OF GREAT JOY by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"Children preparing to be in a pageant will enjoy this, as will Engelbreit's many adult fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A classic Sunday School Christmas pageant is acted out by a multiethnic cast of children in this Christmas offering in Engelbreit's signature illustration style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement C. Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Engelbreit fans will find this a delectable holiday treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Engelbreit (Over the River and through the Woods,1994) has legions of devoted adult fans who will adore sharing this oversized, traditional treatment of the beloved Christmas poem. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A hoot (pun intended). (Picture book. 1-4)"
Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. Read full book review >