Search Results: "Peggy Post"


BOOK REVIEW

EMILY'S NEW FRIEND by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers who need some brushing up on making and keeping friends may find this latest in the Emily Post series helpful, although others may find Emily and Ethan's role-model-perfect manners more than a bit too much. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ethan's move to Emily's town gives both children a chance to practice making and being a good friend. Read full book review >

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EMILY’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Björkman's amusing watercolor-and-ink illustrations in his characteristic, loose style have a light, frothy appeal, conveying the excitement and emotion of the season, but they aren't enough to leaven the didactic text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Senning and Post (both of the Emily Post Institute) continue their series on appropriate children's manners with this holiday offering starring their signature character, a girl appropriately named Emily. Read full book review >

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EMILY POST’S TABLE MANNERS FOR KIDS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While geared to those already possessing a few manners—what with concerns for lemon wedges and dessert forks—there's plenty to chew on here. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This deceptively slim guide teems with advice about everything from meal courses to table settings, from the art of conversation to dining out. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART FOUR
by Leila Roy

Here I am, at the end of the year… with the end of my reading year. If you’d like to catch up on the first three installments, here are the links: January-March, April-June, July-September.

And now, on with the show!

October: Wrecked, by Maria Padian

I have read a lot—A LOT—of books that deal with sexual assault and rape culture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI BIKE MESSENGERS by Pop-Post
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2014

"Flash and dash aplenty, though the text isn't well-presented, and the plotting is anything but a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
To a driving musical beat, flying cyclists cross the Hudson to save New York from bike- and sneaker-eating smog monsters in this melodramatic romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY FACES OF JOSEPHINE BAKER by Peggy Caravantes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, compelling story of a remarkably resilient woman who overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become an international celebrity. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13-18)"
An honest, revealing portrait of the famed entertainer and activist who was born into extreme poverty and became an international iconic star of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Ada's courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes for a worthy read. (endnotes, black-and-white photos, source information) (Biography. 11-18)"
Determined to raise money to provide medical care for her tubercular son, 23-year-old Alaska Native Ada Blackjack accompanied four white explorers on an expedition to settle uninhabited Wrangel Island, far off the coast of Alaska, in August 1921. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELLING THE BEES by Peggy Hesketh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2013

"An intermittently arcane but undeniably original debut."
Friendship between two beekeepers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Potato In A Rice Bowl by Peggy Keener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2010

"Endearing, affectionate, and often funny reminiscences."
A lighthearted debut memoir about a young Colorado mother's full-on collision with Japanese culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE MOON AND STARS by Scott Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, the collaborators from The Magic Boots (1994) show a lack of complexity that is not without eloquence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple story written in direct, flawless language. Read full book review >