Search Results: "Nancy White Carlstrom"


BOOK REVIEW

IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, ANNIE CLAIRE by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's very sweet, not very original and certain to find an audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With a cadence reminiscent of her Jesse Bear books, Carlstrom introduces Annie Claire and her mother, who engage in a soothing duet as the pup prepares for her first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a dream Halloween, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a bouncing rhyme, Jesse Bear (Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear, 1996, etc.) celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH AND FLAMINGO by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A bit earnest, but truly handsome: Desimini at her best. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A carefully constructed story about a singular friendship. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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SWIM THE SILVER SEA, JOSHIE OTTER by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 1993

"Carlstrom includes a melodious tune for her three-stanza song. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mama Otter won't play, so Joshie sets out on his own; but the other arctic animals are too drowsy to play (like the seal pups) or too busy (like the puffins). Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU WERE BORN by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A beautiful portrayal of the transformation of a couple into a family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A luminescent tale extolling the miraculous changes wrought by an infant's arrival. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO'S COMING, JESSE BEAR by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although this book is not as edgy and gleeful as Kevin Henkes's A Weekend with Wendell (1986), Carlstrom has developed a winning formula for painlessly introducing young preschoolers to basic skills and information. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Writing in simple, almost conversational verse and varying the meter to avoid singsong, Carlstrom brings her irrepressible young bear back for a seventh appearance, this one built around the days of the week. Read full book review >

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LET'S COUNT IT OUT, JESSE BEAR by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Degen's now-familiar watercolors are as snug as ever. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Carlstrom and Degen team up for their sixth entry in a beloved series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW SPEAKS by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A lovely evocation, nicely concluded with a cozy Christmas by the fire—and angels, in snow and sky. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An Alaskan author describes the experience of cold weather and snow with poetic grace and the conviction of one who knows the ``thin, brittle air'' that makes ``nostrils stick together'' and children who must stay ``buttoned, hooded, mittened, zipped'' while shaking snow from the mail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA, WILL IT SNOW TONIGHT?  by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Highly additional. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three children—a fox, a rabbit and a human girl—each ask their respective Mamas the title question. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Cowdrey's realistic paintings capture the intriguing birds and beasts of the area, from herons and eagles to harbor seals and orca whales, with a dandy orca breaching on the front cover. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
Carlstrom, author of the Jesse Bear series, offers a poetic look at the connection between God and nature, basing her free-verse text on a well-known Bible verse ("This is the day the Lord has made"). Read full book review >