Search Results: "Melanie Schubert"


BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING ANIMALS by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"An agreeable book, if somewhat lopsided, that gives readers a good idea of what it must have been like inside Noah's ark. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A book about friendly animals of all stripes and colors, from every corner of the globe, growing, playing, swimming, flying, hunting, feeding, and dying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An exceptional life; a stunning achievement. (afterword, source notes, further reading) (Picture book biography. 4-10)"
Audiences thrilled to his mesmerizing performances, in which he spoke through his expressive body without uttering a single word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEEDING THE SHEEP by Leda Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The simple daily farm task of feeding an animal begins a series of events that lead to a warm sweater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISTEN by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Schubert and Colón ably demonstrate one of their book's final assertions: 'there really was nobody like Pete Seeger.' (Picture book/biography. 4-9)"
Pete Seeger's lifelong commitment to songwriting, singing, and activism made him a beloved figure in American music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHEER-UP BIRD by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A chirpy pick-me-up tailor-made for sharing with one or many glum young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored or grumpy animals from Down Under get a lift from the Cheer-up Bird in this Dutch import. Now, who will cheer up the weary bird? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BEAK, YOUR BEAK by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"As there's no corresponding sense of closure in My Beak, Your Beak, the two titles form a seamless whole, making this more like one work for the price of two—still, the theme is certainly important enough to justify the extra expense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Walsh (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc) continues to delight and inform toddlers with these two celebrations of unity in diversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HANDFUL OF SUNSHINE by Melanie Eclare
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Expect a run on sunflower seed packets next spring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An offbeat and engaging offering in an oversized format from a new press. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAILBLAZER by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"For ballerinas in training and in spirit. (foreword, afterword, author's note, ballet terms, partial bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tracing a line directly from Wilkinson to Misty Copeland, Schubert highlights racism and prejudice in America and in ballet as well as the recent breaking of one barrier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO PIGS HAVE STRIPES? by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The work is easily mastered, and doesn't bear rereading, but certainly has its charms. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Burning questions of the animal world are answered here: Does a bird have a big black wet nose? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC AND HIS AMAZING ASPERGER SUPERPOWERS! by Melanie Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"While simplistic, it's a serviceable starter for discussions of spectrum disorders with younger neurotypical audiences. (URL list) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Isaac explains why he wears a mask and cape and sometimes has special needs. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH MOM AND LIVING WITH DAD by Melanie Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Even with this misgiving, this is a necessary and accessible treatment of a common family constellation. Recommended for children of divorce and for others seeking to understand diverse family structures. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Her parents may be divorced, but this little girl's family is anything but broken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO LIONS LIVE ON LILY PADS by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2006

"Perfect for story hours, classroom reads or just a rambunctious reading with a single lap-sitter, this is sure to elicit laughs and loud answers from any audience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walsh repeats her winning formula, this time asking children about animal's homes. Read full book review >