Search Results: "Miriam Latimer"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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

PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

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STAY! by Alex Latimer
by Alex Latimer, illustrated by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike—and it comes with value-added dog-training tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if your dog just won't? Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >