Search Results: "Molly Beth Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

RHODA'S ROCK HUNT by Molly Beth Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Rock collectors will smile at her cairns and will be better able to leave behind beloved rocks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Rhoda goes hiking with Auntie June and Uncle Jonah, it's not a little day hike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW by Molly Beth Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"This slim tale is a positive breath of fresh air in a market bloated with opportunistic dystopian and paranormal romances. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A sweet, quiet coming-of-age story set in a Prohibition-era lakeside resort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOON BABY by Molly Beth Griffin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Guaranteed to hit the mark with anyone who's ever felt lost and alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Baby Loon's mother fails to return, he faces a frightening experience. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Courageous use of white space—several pages contain a solitary waterlily—and a confident animated style are used to good effect in this sweet story of a young girl and her unlikely mentor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Klutzy but endearing Flora (dumpily clad in swimsuit, bathing cap and flippers) and a dancing flamingo are the protagonists of this whimsical, wordless tale, which will have special appeal for budding ballerinas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW BALL by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1991

"A wonderfully satisfying book. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Captioned with the simplest of texts—just an occasional word or a phrase—a warm picture-story about what happens to a favorite toy: a beach ball as round and yellow as children imagine the sun to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN SOPHIE'S FEELINGS ARE REALLY, REALLY HURT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bang's trademark striking colors and bold outlines enhance this welcome new book that's as much about the creative process as it is about emotion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
From the author/illustrator of Caldecott Honor book When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry (1999) comes another book about coping with emotional upheaval.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY HEART by Molly Bang
Kirkus Star
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Happy and heartwarming. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Heartfelt verbal and visual images strongly validate the invisible, invincible ties binding parent and child in this upbeat affirmation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY--REALLY, REALLY ANGRY . . . by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

When Sophie has to surrender one toy to her sister, stumbles over another toy, and gets no sympathy from her mother, she runs furiously out into the woods, first to cry, and then sit in a huge old beech, watching the ocean until the tempest abates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHATTANOOGA SLUDGE by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It all adds up to a favorable omen for the future of the Chattanooga. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bang (One Fall Day, 1994, etc.) salutes one man's efforts to clean up "the most polluted waterway in the southeastern United States." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORA AND THE CHICKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These chicks are an adorable brood. Here's hoping Flora and an array of beasties will be appearing in the flaps of more board books soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Flora, the animal-loving star of a wordless trio of picture books, makes her board-book debut by counting chicks as they hatch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >