Search Results: "Polly Carlson-Voiles"


BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER OF THE WOLVES by Polly Carlson-Voiles
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can the wildness of wolves transform the heart of a girl who has suffered too many losses? Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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COUNTING CHICKENS by Polly Alakija
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fine additional to the counting-book shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tobi's patience is rewarded in this picture book set in an African village. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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THIS MORNING SAM WENT TO MARS by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Valid the strategies may be, but it would be hard to present them in a less convincing way; it's 100 percent bibliotherapy. (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
A perfunctory story barely masks a corrective agenda for children with major or minor attention issues. Read full book review >

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MY FAMILY IS FOREVER by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"High-end bibliotherapy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Any parent and young child involved in adoption can relate to cozy well-composed snapshots of the generic experience, especially with the perky voice of the adoptee narrating. Read full book review >

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HENRY’S SHOW AND TELL by Nancy Carlson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Not all kids who suffer stage fright will be able to tap into Henry's solutions, but at least they'll know that others share in their dilemma and answers, often as not unanticipated, await their deliverance. (Picture book. 3+)"
With her bright, happy artwork and easy-to-digest storyline, Carlson tackles a case of kindergarten stage fright. Read full book review >

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IT'S GOING TO BE PERFECT! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Children will appreciate seeing the effect they've had on their parents, and the differences between what might have been, and what is. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Any parent and child can share the broad humor of this picture book with its reminiscence of a mother's starry-eyed notion of having a baby. Read full book review >

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A VISIT TO GRANDMA'S by Nancy Carlson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

When Tina and her parents fly to Grandma's Florida home, Tina imagines that Thanksgiving will include the traditional fixings, even though Grandma's no longer on the Minnesota farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANNING SEASON by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2003

"Once again Horvath displays a genius for creating multigenerational, interestingly extended families, and for blending high and low comedy into a tale rife with important themes and life-changing events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Horvath tops even Everything on a Waffle (2001) with this hilarious, heartrending tale of two unwanted children left with a pair of eccentric old ladies. Read full book review >