Search Results: "Pam Paparone"


BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE CAR by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A multicultural lesson with lots of zip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mexican-American first-grader Teresa feels too old for her tricycle, and she's overjoyed when her Grandpa Benny sends her a pedal-powered low-rider with personalized plates and flame decals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIP, FLOAT, FLY by JoAnn Early Macken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2008

"Steer readers instead to clearer treatments, such as John Farndon's Seeds (2006). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
An uninspired look at how seeds are spread by wind, water, animal and human agency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST FATHER’S DAY PRESENT EVER by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Would that every father could receive as wonderful a present on Father's Day. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It's the day before Father's Day and Langley the snail still has not thought of the perfect gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW SONG by Eve Merriam
by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Pam Paparone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The rich language, rhyme, and rhythm of the text make this an engaging story for preschoolers and a logical choice for new readers too, who might try writing their own 'High Song' sequels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merriam (Where's That Cat, 2000, etc.) has a poet's gift for the sort of lively language play that delights young children with just a few well-chosen words, such as "Heels / Wheels / Flippery seals and slippery eels." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TATTLETALE by Lynn Downey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Skip the book—stick to a heart-to-heart talk. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A goody-goody younger brother learns to get along with his sibling in this unsatisfying look at tattling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF NUMBERS AND STARS by D. Anne Love
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"Unfortunately, the author has felt it necessary to add dialogue and emotions she cannot possibly know, but the core biography is a worthy contribution to women's history. (author's note, more about math, resources) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
An attractive and engaging biographical sketch of a significant woman about whom tantalizingly little can be known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO CHICKS COME FROM? by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A worthy entry in the venerable Let's Read and Find Out series, and one that will always find an audience. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
A clear text addresses the age-old "chicken and egg" problem, with solid results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINDROP, PLOP! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Finishing on a triumphant note with the sun bursting forth, this bright tale is just right for snuggling up on a stormy day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl frolics among the raindrops in this effervescent counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Homage to a brave and dedicated aviation pioneer summoned in lyrical verse and paint-drenched, joyous illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BUILT THE ARK? by Pam Paperone
adapted by Pam Paperone, illustrated by Pam Paperone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Music with a simple accompaniment included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Based on an African-American spiritual, Paparone's version of Noah's gathering is cast as a counting rhyme and illustrated with deft, primitive-style paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >