Search Results: "Paula Heaphy"


BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY! by Erin Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Didactic? Yes. And maybe Thomas' and Kyle's transformations are a bit too good to be true. But this is valuable nonetheless. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-10)"
The team that created the Weird series presents another title about bullying, again emphasizing the three roles in bullying transactions—target, initiator, bystanders—and bringing home to readers what they can do to end bullying. Read full book review >

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WEIRD by Erin Frankel
by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While the series would benefit from a boy's version, the message is still loud and clear; this should find a home in every school library. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-12)"
One of a trio of books that present the topic of bullying from three perspectives: the bullied, the bystander and the bully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUTS by Paula Gerritsen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Aesop's grasshopper should have been so lucky. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this triumphant, if unlikely, take on Matthew 6:26 ("They sow not, neither do they reap . . . yet your heavenly father feedeth them"), a mouse sets out to "reap" nuts from a distant tree, oblivious to warnings of a storm, a tractor and a dog in the way. Read full book review >

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NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >

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THE HAND ON THE MIRROR by Janis Heaphy Durham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"A haunting and ultimately exasperating memoir leaving more unanswered questions than resolutions."
A widow contemplates the supernatural world after an unexplained series of occurrences. Read full book review >

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AMBER BROWN GOES FOURTH by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Seasoned with puns and repartee, and leavened with a bit of insight, this easy chapter book is a thoroughly enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Now that her best friend has moved away, Amber (Amber Brown Is not a Crayon, 1994, etc.) is facing fourth grade and the difficulty of finding a new best friend in a class where everyone has already paired off. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE DESCENDING by Paula Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But if only for the authentic delineation of a loving family's coping with one member's special needs, this is a worthwhile, poignant story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fox (The Eagle Kite, 1995, etc.) offers acute psychological insight into a boy's feelings of anger and rejection, fears about what his classmates will think, and his loss of ``normal'' family life when his brother, who has Down syndrome, is born. Read full book review >

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THAMES DOESN'T RHYME WITH JAMES by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"The YA equivalent of popcorn: After an hour, you'll forget you ever read it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Teenage Kendra Kaye and her family fly to London for Christmas, where they'll see dreamboat Frank Lee, her family's summer house guest in New York in Remember Me to Harold Square (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

A revealing retrospect of the pain and embarrassment caused by growing up with a schizophrenic mother. Read full book review >