Search Results: "Mika Song"


BOOK REVIEW

TEA WITH OLIVER by Mika Song
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Charming and as sweet as a tea cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oliver (a white cat with orange spots) wishes for a friend he can share a pot of tea with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANCER HATES KISSES by Jessica Reid Sliwerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Closing with notes from a cancer specialist and the author, a cancer survivor, this book with its positive message is a must-have for all collections serving families. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This is a much-needed title about a disease that affects too many families. Read full book review >

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A NEW SCHOOL YEAR by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Diverse in so many ways, this could be a springboard to readers' own poems about school. (Picture book/poetry 4-10)"
At the start of a new school year, six children tell of their worries, hopes, and growth in 24 free-verse poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND CLARE'S AMAZING STAYCATION by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A clever bit of conflict resolution, nonviolent and broadly applicable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
On a rainy week of vacation, Harry finds a way to loosen his bossy big sister's grip on playtime scenarios. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROW YOUR VALUE by Mika Brzezinski
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inspiring evaluation of the potential women have to create fully productive lives at home and at work."
Constructive advice for women on the work-life balance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 13, 1993

"Historical chronology (1835-1990). (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An artist (b. 1942) who did his best to remain a loyal Chinese citizen through the Cultural Revolution—but finally escaped to Canada in 1989—now shares his story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAKENING THE DRAGON by Arlene Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2004

"Those with an interest will have to look elsewhere to be satisfied. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Today, dragon boat racing is an international event and is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER, WINTER, COLD AND SNOW by Sharon Gibson Palermo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A wintertime version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?(Picture book. 1-4)"
In Palermo's picture-book debut, various animals against snowy backdrops tell readers whom else they know and how those animals go about surviving the winter. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE WORLD / YO VEO EL MUNDO by Tom Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A promising premise, marred by too much vocabulary for younger readers. (Bilingual picture book. 2-5)"
Luna's largely interrogative bilingual title barrages preschoolers with vocabulary in seven plotless two-page spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRECIOUS BONES by Mika Ashley-Hollinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A spirited tale and fascinating setting, but it is Bones who shines. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It is 1949, and the traditional way of life in the swampland of Atlantic-coast Florida is threatened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THINGS AT ONCE by Mika Brzezinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"An intriguing account sure to interest working women and news junkies alike."
The MSNBC personality writes about her roller-coaster career in TV news. Read full book review >