Search Results: "Naoko Stoop"


BOOK REVIEW

RED KNIT CAP GIRL AND THE READING TREE by Naoko  Stoop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"All will agree with Red Knit Cap Girl: 'It is good to share books.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl and her forest friends build the perfect, albeit old-fashioned, library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED KNIT CAP GIRL by Naoko  Stoop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2012

"A gentle Zen-like parable, with visual and narrative intrigue. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Red Knit Cap Girl wants to talk to the moon, even throwing a party for her, but only when the lights go out and quiet falls does it appear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SING WITH ME! by Naoko  Stoop
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Plenty of opportunity for adult-baby interaction and early-literacy singing skills. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Thirteen nursery songs, with hand motions included, to share with young ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHINE! by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"There's no place like home, even underwater, though the eventual happiness here seems more dictated than organic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sea creature yearns to live in the sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUP AND BEAR by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A chilly tale to warm the heart. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lost wolf pup is taken in by a polar bear in Banks and Stoop's sweet arctic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONAH AND THE BIG FISH by Susan Collins Thoms
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"To introduce the literal version of the Bible story this is an acceptable choice, but since it lacks complexity and nuance, one wonders whether the story shouldn't be saved for an older audience that's ready for it. (Board book. 2-4)"
A popular Sunday school story in board-book format. Read full book review >

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SOFIA'S STOOP STORY by Maria LaPlaca Bohrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Though a little heavy on the ethnic flavoring, the memories are as rich and savory as Nana's homemade sauce. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A richly sentimental picture of a Sunday gathering from the author's youth. Read full book review >

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B IS FOR BROOKLYN by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"It is said that one in every seven Americans has Brooklyn roots; this lively love song to Brooklyn's 2.5 million people and nearly 82 square miles is a welcome celebration of its rich ethnic, culinary, racial and religious diversity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An engaging and hip alphabetical trip through the largest and most populous of New York City's five boroughs—Kings County—better known as Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While it is by no means necessary to have suffered from back pain to enjoy Spengler's delightful essays, this would be the perfect gift for anyone who ever has."
A humorous take on chronic low back pain, light enough to be held in one hand by anyone lying in traction or otherwise immobilized on a bed of pain. Read full book review >