Search Results: "Nan Marino"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE by Nan Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Her audience will eat it up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pair of not-yet-teenagers finds common ground searching for their personal music in New Jersey's Pinelands. Read full book review >

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ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ANIMALS by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"A giggle-inducing new gem for the night-fears bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Animals turn topsy-turvy in fear of things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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TOO TALL HOUSES by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"Another winner for rising star Marino. (Picture book. 3-6) "
Hilltop neighbors Rabbit and Owl nearly destroy their friendship when envy and one-upmanship take hold in this appealing story that reads much like a folk tale. Read full book review >

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MEET ME AT THE MOON by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the African plains a little elephant struggles with the prospect of missing his mother as she prepares to "climb the highest mountain to ask the skies for rain." Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BALL, AND A DOG by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"A glad frolic, perfect for a windy day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A game of catch between a boy and his dog takes an unexpected turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TOO MANY by Gianna Marino
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"This, along with the additional challenges listed in the back, makes this one a rare counting book with wide appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bouncy flea (surprisingly not the "one too many" of the title) helps readers keep count of a barnyard full of animals. Read full book review >

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I AM THE MOUNTAIN MOUSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A rib-tickling addition to the mouse-adventure genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In four short stories, headstrong Mountain Mouse cavalierly dares to tread where wiser mice fear to go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING PAPA'S SONG by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"This beautifully executed book about the bond between father and child that can be as deep as the darkest sea and powerful enough to help navigate in times of trouble will resonate with readers both young and old. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young whale awaits the call for his first migration with a mix of concern and anticipation, but Papa's strong reassuring presence and sage advice make for an exhilarating journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOPA by Gianna Marino
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A great choice for self-starters or small groups. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this lively, engaging debut, an alphabetical menagerie, drawn naturalistically but with big, expressive eyes and mobile features, gathers around (or, sometimes, in) a bowl of tomato-colored alphabet soup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLOTCH by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Despite the dead fish, this isn't about grief; it's about anxious, humane, funny attempts to protect loved ones from sadness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How identifiable is an individual goldfish, anyway? Read full book review >