Search Results: "Nancy Speir"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST AIRPLANE RIDE by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A solid grounding for those about to leave the ground behind. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This sparse rhyming text is perfect for the youngest listeners gearing up for their own first ride on an airplane. Read full book review >

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CHECK IT OUT! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

This passionate librarian may not possess any actual superpowers, though her limitless energy suggests otherwise. Read full book review >

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TEACHER! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's too bad, though, that neither author nor illustrator chose to break the stereotype just a teensy bit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Having spotlighted law enforcement in Police! Read full book review >

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ELIZA’S KINDERGARTEN SURPRISE by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This encouraging tale emphasizes self-reliance as young readers anticipate their first separation from home. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Eliza begins her first day of kindergarten, her mother lovingly places a special kiss inside her pocket. Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A book for quiet times, for sharing one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Six beautiful mother-and-baby animal pairs—some rendered larger than life size—and one human mother and child play variations on the theme "I will always love you." Read full book review >

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THE DONKEY’S CHRISTMAS SONG by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Tafuri (Mama's Little Bears, 2002, etc.) once again shows her talent for creating memorable works for younger children with this warm and tender story on the offerings-for-baby-Jesus theme. Read full book review >

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MAILBOX MAGIC by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"Good for introducing the concept of getting mail. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Presto!" intones Will whenever he witnesses the "magic" of his family's mailbox: letters appear and disappear when no one is looking. Read full book review >

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BRAVE SANTA by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A joyous concluding spread shows a view of Jack's dream on Christmas Eve, with Jack driving a toy-laden fire engine through the sky, with Santa in the back seat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Plenty of children are nervous (or downright petrified) about the traditional visit to Santa Claus to convey toy requests and pose for photos. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH IN THE KITCHEN by Nancy Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"No eating words here—just delicious pancakes that Tallulah and her friends sell at a lemonade stand. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tallulah the cat loves to cook—especially pancakes. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR MOLE by Nancy Armo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bewildering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unlikely friendship buds. Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Many bedtime books featuring animal sounds exist, but few are executed with such skill; this one has the potential to become a classic. (Picture book. 1-4)"
That picture-book master for the very young, Caldecott Honoree Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1985), proves the barnyard a fertile setting in her latest offering. Read full book review >