Search Results: "Melanie Schubert"


BOOK REVIEW

GREGORY AND THE GRIMBOCKLE by Melanie  Schubert
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"A beautifully realized daydream; a fun yet thoughtful exploration of the complexities and possibilities hidden beneath surface appearances."
In this debut middle-grade novel, a lonely boy finds friendship and learns about the magic of human connection. Read full book review >

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THERE IS A CROCODILE UNDER MY BED by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A deftly upbeat encounter that should go a long way toward quelling any nascent nighttime anxieties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Far from being frightened, a small child is utterly delighted to find a green, toothy monster under her bed. Read full book review >

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HAMMER SOUP by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Beautiful soup. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Schuberts dish up a nourishing broth, using "Stone Soup" and "Grasshopper and the Ants" as main ingredients. Read full book review >

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OPPOSITES by Ingrid Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Good fun for older preschoolers and early-elementary children eager to flex their conceptual muscles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Disparate beasts frolic in a variety of landscapes, all to demonstrate myriad combinations of opposite pairs. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"The pleasant watercolors portray the animals appealingly and provide much to keep the eyes engaged: creatures peeking out from the foliage, a spider clinging to a tendril, and evidence of Beaver's lumberjack activities will maintain interest for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The characters from previous Schubert picture books (Beaver's Lodge, not reviewed, etc.) return for a new version of an old story. Read full book review >

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OPHELIA by Dieter Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"But the ending explanation—'He was just a little nervous about being in love'—is nothing if not a letdown and will likely leave readers feeling cheated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Entirely winning illustrations and a folktale-like plot are brought low by a lackluster, if unobjectionable, ending. Read full book review >

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ABRACADABRA by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

"Children will have fun figuring out whose misplaced body parts belong to whom, and the endpapers offer clues to Macrobius's bewitchment. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A bear with a pig snout? Read full book review >

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HARRY'S GOT A GIRLFRIEND! by Ulli Schubert
Released: March 1, 1999

"Most readers will find this bland and unrealistic; the actions of all of the children don't ring true, and the pictures, all smiles and sunshine, match the text all too well. (Fiction. 6-9)"
PLB 0-7358-1106-7 Harry's Got A Girlfriend! Read full book review >

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BLUES HARP GREEN by Nicole Schubert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2017

"A well-described setting adds strength to this coming-of-age novel."
In this YA novel, a teenage girl deals with family, relationships, and limitations, growing up in the process. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF BORSCHT by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Appetizing and heartwarming. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Too many cooks can make wonderful borscht. Read full book review >

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READING TO PEANUT by Leda Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Nicely captures the excitement of learning to read and write, complete with the feeling of accomplishment that ensues. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning to read can be an adventure, as this determined little girl and her pup demonstrate. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES DARRELL by Leda Schubert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Azarian's folksy, unpretentious woodcuts are hand-tinted with cheerful watercolors, bringing to life the four New England seasons and the friendly, practical relationships they can foster. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rural Northern Vermont is heartwarming through all seasons when neighbors help each other. Read full book review >