Search Results: "Miriam Latimer"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR PANDA by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Latimer's story flirts with fantasy, and while Flo's solution won't help children living in reality, maybe they can use her tale to recall something just as remarkable (though true) to share with their own classes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The new girl in town worries about making friends at her new school, but a panda from the zoo next door eases her fears. Read full book review >

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DAYENU! by Miriam Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's a delightful addition to celebrate both religious identity and family togetherness. (Board book. 1-4)"
A joyful, child-friendly version of a traditional Jewish song. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY'S BABY BROTHER by Kathryn White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Even though shelves are crowded with new-sibling books, this one is a strong addition. It is the first in the series to be available in a Spanish edition, El hermanito de Ruby. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In White and Latimer's third story about Ruby, following Ruby's School Walk (2010) and Ruby's Sleepover (2012), baby brother Leon is arriving home, and Ruby is nervous. She doesn't even want to meet this smelly, noisy thing that will steal her toys, does she? Read full book review >

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DR. POTTS, MY PETS HAVE SPOTS! by Rod Hull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"'Veterinary misadventure' doesn't normally pair with 'rollicking read-aloud,' but here it does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Mr. Betts brings all his pets to the vet for a cure for spots, it takes several attempts and choices of medicine to finally produce a satisfying result. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE'S BREAKFAST by Joanne Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2014

"The king's evident enjoyment of every new flavor as unfamiliar foods and their names are introduced makes this effort worth sampling for those fussy little diners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One young prince with a picky palate tours the world with his parents in search of the right ingredient that will make eating an enjoyable treat. Read full book review >

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RUBY'S SLEEPOVER by Kathryn White
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"As the weather turns and young readers yearn to be outside, share this well-designed tale for a most satisfying ending to a good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ready with her backpack of essential items and trusty vivid imagination, Ruby returns for another adventure (Ruby's School Walk, 2010)—of the backyard-at-night variety—with thrilling and eventually cozy results. Read full book review >

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THE SUNFLOWER SWORD by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Or at least into a gift for a new friend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little knight, creatively costumed with household items such as a colander helmet, rubber gloves and cowboy boots, wants to be "big like the other knights and fight like the other knights and have a sword like the other knights." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY’S SCHOOL WALK by Kathryn White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Not wildly original, but nicely done. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Ruby has quite the adventure every morning as she makes her way to school with her mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM THE MEDIUM by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"With a title like this, you get your money's worth."
A gently amusing debut for the Reformed set follows the financial vicissitudes of a psychic in Great Neck, Long Island, struggling to make her calling respectable among the suburban well-heeled. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM, EVER WATCHFUL by Ann Letzter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"A well-intentioned but awkwardly executed rendition of a biblical tale."
A retelling of the biblical story of Miriam for young readers. Read full book review >