Search Results: "Priscilla Lamont"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BO PEEP by Priscilla Lamont
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Fails to live up to the high standards already in place for alternative-POV classics. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Illustrator Lamont's Nursery Rhyme Crimes series gets off to an uneven start. Read full book review >

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LULU AND THE DOG FROM THE SEA by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Whether they live with dogs or not, readers will absorb some truths about family vacations and the true care of animal companions in the company of Lulu and Mellie, who are as utterly charming and as completely age 7 as possible. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Lulu and Mellie, 7-year-old cousins and best friends, share a summer outing with lots of doggy goodness. Read full book review >

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LULU AND THE CAT IN THE BAG by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The story allows for increasing complexity of situation and emotion in a way that's utterly accepting of 7-year-old thought—and it's very funny. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This installment in the continuing story of Lulu, her cousin and best friend, Mellie, and her growing collection of pets delights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF THE SEASONS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Incorporating both a story and solid science in an engaging way, this is an accessible and welcome addition to the sometimes-confusing reasons-for-the-seasons shelf. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Alice, who formerly discovered The Secrets of the Garden (2012), is back to explore the seasons with her friend Zack and her little brother, Pete (and, of course, the two intelligent chickens that provide expert commentary). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Sure to become a standard go-to for elementary teachers and gardeners alike, this is bound to spark some backyard explorations. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Zoehfeld's latest is a wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family's backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY MOM? by Leon Rosselson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Words and pictures complement each other here to create a nice story that subtly manages to defuse the common anxiety children harbor about being separated from Mom. (Picture book. 3+)"
When the little boy that stars in this pleasant, partially rhyming tale wakes from his nap, he discovers that his mother is missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Utterly winning. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A warmhearted beginning to a new chapter-book series delights from the first few sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"Lamont's spot and full-page illustrations are a nice addition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Ten-year-old Keisha Carter knows a lot about alligators thanks to a report she wrote last year in school. Read full book review >

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GOOSE AND DUCK by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Satisfyingly down-to-earth. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
George, renowned for blending respect for nature with compelling story craft, introduces biological basics such as imprinting and avian migration in this gentle easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"Likewise, he fails to suggest policies for the United States that would stem the potential disaster."
An unusual, hybrid alert—part worthy analysis, part alarmist scenario—to a Canada possibly to be sundered next year by a separatist Quebec. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2011

"A thoughtfully crafted fable for fans of spiritual awakenings and the romance of traditional peoples."
The spiritual tale of a young Native American from the days before the Spanish arrived in California. Read full book review >