Search Results: "Patrice Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICE by Geri Gale
Released: March 16, 2014

"A baroque, sensual tour de force that elevates art above all else."
An intense, sumptuous prose-poetry exploration of inspiration, sacrifice and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SLEEPYHEAD by Elizabeth McPike
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"In the crowded field of bedtime books, this is a very sweet nighttime send-off for the littlest yawners. (Picture book. 9 mos.-2)"
After a full day, the very young appreciate a hushed yet lively bedtime book to prepare for the evening ritual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE SPROUT'S TIME TO SHINE by Allison Wortche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A confusing, if visually attractive offering. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rosie is pretty secure in her own skin, but, just once, she wants to be better than her classmate Violet at something. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO GOODBYE DOG by Maria Gianferrari
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Young children and their dogs will enjoy this cheery tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mixed-race girl who uses a manual wheelchair finds a way for her irrepressible pet to stay by her side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINE! by Shutta Crum
Kirkus Star
by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Patrice Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This charming, animated episode will elicit giggles and demands of 'read it again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
What toddler hasn't experienced the frustration of trying to retrieve toys from a baby sibling or the family dog with a shouted "MINE!"? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE GARDEN by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A gentle, feel-good story about the transforming power of friendship and gardening. (Chinese pronunciation guide) (Fiction. 6-9)"
In this prequel to The Year of the Book (2012), Chinese-American Anna Wang explains how she met her friend Laura. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE FORTUNE COOKIE by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Similar in subject to the author's Shanghai Messenger (2005) but different in approach, this is just right for middle-grade Anna fans ready for new experiences. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A two-week trip to China allows sixth-grader Anna Wang to reflect on her Asian-American identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE BABY by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Middle-grade readers will find many ways to connect with Anna and her friends in this warm family and school story. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Worried that her newly adopted baby sister isn't gaining weight, fifth-grader Anna Wang and her friends Camille and Laura make the toddler the subject of a successful science-fair project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAMING OF TISHKIN SILK by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Other strengths include a rich sense of place—rural Australia—and insight into how we process grief, young and old alike. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Griffin Silk's mother and baby sister have gone away, and Griffin is haunted by their absence, for which he feels responsible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BITTY FRIENDS by Elizabeth McPike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Is this a nature book? Not really. But with beautiful young faces respecting living creatures, it is a great choice for toddler libraries. (Picture book. 1-3)"
With expressions of wonder and delight, little toddlers explore nature in its tiniest forms, seeing critters and flowers with the curiosity of new eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH! by Shutta Crum
by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Patrice Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Though there are as many 'Uh-oh' books out there as there are fishies in the sea, this petite charmer is a fine addition to the beach-time shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Aside from the ubiquitous "NO!" few toddler phrases are more beloved than the expansively useful "Uh-oh!" Read full book review >