Search Results: "Owlkids"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE STARDUST by Elin Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"The perfect combination of art and science to get kids engaged with nature. (iPad informational app. 5-12)"
This eloquent introduction to some very large concepts is science written like poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMMIE DAY! by Carrie Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"Maybe one to share on an actual school Jammie Day, but caregivers may want to be on the alert afterward. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A middle child takes advantage of adults' distractedness. Read full book review >

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JUMP, LEAP, COUNT SHEEP! by Geraldo Valério
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A gentle charmer ideal for the youngest animal lovers, no matter which side of the border they inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Although the fauna presented in this simple counting book are not uniquely Canadian, the youngest animal lovers in Canada and beyond will appreciate the opportunity to practice a new skill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE THREE by Sara O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Three cheers for 3: hip-hip hooray! (Picture book. 2-4)"
O'Leary and Klassen's third installment in their picture-book series about early childhood ages and stages is every bit as delightful as its predecessors, You Are One and You Are Two (both 2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL BOWERBIRD AND THE UNBEARABLE BEAK-ACHE by Tyler Clark Burke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bill Bowerbird, normally a happy fellow, awakens one morning with a terrible pain in his beak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME TALL, YOU SMALL by Lilli  L'Arronge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"This book delights on many levels as it affirms the importance of young children's close relationships. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Readers tall and small will recognize themselves between the pages of this book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM JOSEPHINE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A charmingly simple way to help children see how they fit into the world around them. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Exuberant Josephine catalogs her place in the world, painting each example on an easel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA OTTER RESCUE by Suzi Eszterhas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Another appealing depiction of animal rescue for readers who care about the natural world. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An experienced wildlife photographer documents the work of staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center to save orphaned sea otter babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIST AND ME by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"A brilliant collaboration: simple, resonate, superb. (biographical note, author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A low-key yet powerful picture-book evocation of the final days of an eccentric artist who was both a victim of his own demons and the target of village bullies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKUNK ON A STRING by Thao Lam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"There are multiple reasons to return to the beginning, not the least of which is the impulse to figure out how to mimic such clever compositions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How a skunk came to have a magenta balloon tied to its foot is a mystery, but there it is, bobbing upside down through town on a wordless journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANCHE HATES THE NIGHT by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sparkling with clarity and replete with gentle humor, this straightforward selection is an excellent choice for lulling active toddlers off to sleep. (Picture book. 2-4) "
What to do when you aren't ready for sleep? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVELING BUTTERFLIES by Susumu Shingu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Combining the precision of science with the grace of poetry and lovely illustrations, this book is a natural for budding etymologists. (Informational picture book. 4-8) "
The drama of a 2,500-mile migration as undertaken with the delicate wings of the monarch butterfly. Read full book review >