Search Results: "Maryann Weidt"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVED TO WORRY by Maryann Weidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Readers' own mothers' worries will seem tame in comparison. Follow this up with some McBroom for more tall tales from the farm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall tale fit for worrying mothers everywhere. Read full book review >

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DADDY PLAYED MUSIC FOR THE COWS by Maryann Weidt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4+)"
First, hearsay (of what she was like as a baby), and then the narrator's remembrances of a childhood on the farm comprise the pages of this memoir, in which words and art paint a loving portrait of the bond between a father and a daughter. Read full book review >

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WILD BILL HICKOK by Maryann Weidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 9-11)"
A glorified view of one of the Old West's most violent and colorful characters. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY POET by Maryann Weidt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 8, 1997

"Young's black-and-white illustrations enhance the text, showing many telling details of colonial life. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Subtitled 'A Story About Phillis Wheatley,' this is a clear, straightforward account of the poet's life. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Based on the real Odette Meyers (nee Melspajz), this thoughtful, affecting piece makes an ideal Holocaust introduction for readers unready for death-camp scenes. (timeline, historical photographs, author's note) (Historical verse fiction. 9-15)"
Introspective and accessible, this fictionalized history of a Jewish child surviving the Nazi occupation of France uses an elegant simplicity of language. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A notable, inspirational story of hardship and survival."
Raccosta's remarkable family memoir recounts and reflects on caring for two sons battling a rare, life-threatening illness. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE SINGLE SISTER by Maryann Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Reid's magazine-style demographic approach and unoriginal prose are anything but sexy. Flat characterization and dear-diary tone don't help. What's love got to do with it? Nothing at all, apparently."
Debut collection of graphic but not especially sensual novellas about black single women . Read full book review >

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A VACATION FOR POOCH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Pitch-perfect, well-paced and with a conclusion that will leave children deeply satisfied, this is a book to be shared before any kind of separation and just for fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this small-enough-to-pack storybook, Violet and her dog, Pooch, take separate vacations: Violet to the beach, Pooch to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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MR. TANEN’S TIES RULE! by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Still, aside from the episode's two predecessors and the likes of Stephanie Calmenson's Principal's New Clothes (1991), principals rarely get good press—and the students here do respond to the mini-crisis with calm common sense. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Third time's not the charm for the Principal with the world-class cravat collection. Mr. Tanen may own 998 "wild and crazy" ties, but on Career Day, he goes for the unbuttoned-collar look, as students and faculty switch roles—just before a Federal Official pays an unscheduled call. Read full book review >