Search Results: "Peter Yarrow"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The paper-over-boards cover may need reinforcing after repeated handling. (Songbook/picture book. 4-8)"
This fourth in the Peter Yarrow Songbook series (Let's Sing Together, 2009, etc.) will be welcome, especially with the accompanying CD that features the author and his daughter Bethany. Read full book review >

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THE PETER YARROW SONGBOOK, #3 by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This volume is the third in the Peter Yarrow Songbook series. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
This musical celebration meant for a family car trip, an evening at home or a campfire sing-along include some of Yarrow's (of Peter, Paul, & Mary fame) family favorites. Read full book review >

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DAY IS DONE by Peter Yarrow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"All in all, a very pretty disconnect. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yarrow's (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame) well-known song conveys the truth that parental presence brings peace to frightened children in a difficult world; on the CD that accompanies this book, his gravelly voice melds with the bright children's chorus and his daughter's nimble soprano. Read full book review >

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON POP-UP BOOK by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"While this pop-up version adds little to Puff's enduring charm, at least it does not distract. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
The magic dragon rides again, this time incarnated in a pop-up. Read full book review >

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PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stick with low-tech for now. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive take on the classic folk song sluggishly brings this familiar tune to life. Read full book review >

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A CD with four songs, two of them versions of 'Puff,' makes a very nice package indeed, especially since Yarrow sings with his daughter. (Picture book and CD. 4-8)"
A lovely—and indeed magical—shift and the beloved anthem becomes quite a satisfying read-aloud for children (and adults). Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Oh, yum. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In ice cream colors, Sís delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Extraordinary and wonderful. (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
What was essential about one golden-haired boy in love with flying becomes visible in Sís' richly visual biographical portrait of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read full book review >

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FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >

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MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalonotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun-filled view of a warm, unlikely friendship. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A really odd couple of friends shares fun and adventure. Read full book review >

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FALL BALL by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A likable ode to the perennial pleasures of autumn and friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
McCarty distills a crisp essence of late fall into a few familiar images: a bouncy ride home on the school bus, an impromptu game of football (the American kind) amid piles of leaves, the first flakes of snow in early dusk and the cozy warmth of the house after play. Read full book review >