Search Results: "Nana Demenkova"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERCOLOR TALE by Ru  Osika
by Ru Osika, illustrated by Nana Demenkova, developed by Zhe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2012

"Natural history concerns aside (Tangerines? In a pine forest?), a visually appealing story with an easy-to-grasp emotional base and uncomplicated interactive effects. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A young fox undertakes a (mildly) scary journey to help an unusual friend in this simple, if wordy, original tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A golden tale of love and friendship."
A little girl's magical journey to return a golden star to its celestial home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Eminently tellable, all the stories have refrains and songs sure to get audiences joining in. (Folklore. 7-12)"
Known for Mexican and Mexican-American stories, Hayes reaches beyond his usual borders and finds a strong new source of tales in Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NANA AND ME by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A loving tribute with effective images and broad appeal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day of small adventures for a pre-school girl and her grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA TAKES THE REINS! by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"But in the end they are left with something less sticky than even mind-candy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Though her daughter thinks she's too old to do anything interesting, Nana takes it into her head to ride a bull when the rodeo comes to Lettuceberg. Read full book review >

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NANA HANNAH'S PIANO by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Bluthenthal's brashly cartoonish illustrations are technically sophisticated, particularly nice in the swooping lines of Nana in tango mode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Piano practice is the bane of a boy's existence. Read full book review >

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NANA CRACKS THE CASE! by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The efforts at postmodern humor à la Scieszka occasionally succeed, but can't compensate for affectless characters and a senseless plot, making it all the more puzzling why separate credit is given for the story's 'concept.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Prone to seeking out odd jobs and getting fired from them, Nana is hired as a police detective in Crispy County. Read full book review >

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I CALL MY GRANDMA NANA by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A nice choice for school and home, these selections incorporate warmth, gentle humor, a variety of languages and a range of family groupings while they show some of the many things that grandparent and grandchildren can do together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss May's grandmother has come for a school visit, which leads to discussion of how all grandmas have stories—and different names, depending on their backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2008

"Delightful, feel-good book with a positive message."
The man in the moon offers comfort and guidance to a little girl and her star in this simple, illustrated tale of friendship, the second in the Nana Star series. Read full book review >

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THE FRIDAY NIGHTS OF NANA by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Children will be seduced by the rhythm of preparation and ritual, and the reassurance of bread and soup and everyone talking 'at the same time.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A warm and tender depiction of preparations for the Jewish Sabbath by a girl and her grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweet, realistic, comforting. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
After their grandfather's death, grandmother Nana comes from Mexico to California to live for a while, and her six grandchildren hope that their family's construction of a chicken coop for a swarm of new chicks will help her move beyond her loss. Read full book review >