Search Results: "Qin Leng"


BOOK REVIEW

SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Populated by pink, gold, and brown children, the story is a sweet evocation of the pleasures of nighttime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rhyming ode to the sights and sounds of a summer night. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN DOLLARS AND THIRTY-FIVE CENTS by Kathryn Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"It's a bit of a cockeyed allegory: Joseph does the right thing the wrong way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bad choices typically land you in one place: the soup. Cole's protagonist makes a rotten choice and soon finds himself covered in chicken noodle. Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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HANA HASHIMOTO, SIXTH VIOLIN by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This sweet multicultural story will resonate with anyone who has experienced stage fright, but Hana's achievement will be particularly satisfying to young string players who have made some unusual music themselves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Hana Hashimoto signs up for the school talent show after only three violin lessons, her brothers laugh, but with diligent practice, she learns to make some surprising sounds. Read full book review >

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THE STONE HATCHLINGS by Sarah Tsiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Tsiang portrays the life cycle of imagination with a deft touch; Leng's pictures capture both mirth and motion. Lovely. (Picture book 3-5)"
Can a girl's imagination turn stones into eggs? Read full book review >

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PIPER GREEN AND THE FAIRY TREE by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With its intriguing setting, sympathetic characters, and hint of magic, this new chapter-book series should charm fledgling readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When her older brother goes off-island for high school, second-grader Piper Green misses him terribly but finds consolation in a Fairy Tree. Read full book review >

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KAMIK by Donald Uluadluak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"An intriguing, positive glimpse into Inuit traditional culture. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An Inuit boy begins to understand his puppy with the help of his grandfather, an experienced sled-dog owner. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE SHORELINE by Rebecca Hainnu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"More stumble than stroll, with a storyline too perfunctory to add any nuance to the instructional content. (Picture book. 7-9)"
On a seaside perambulation, an Inuit lad encounters starfish and seaweed, watches fish and clams being harvested, and looks forward to an annual family gathering at his grandparents' camp. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER PTARMIGAN by Qaunaq Mikkigak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A brief, illuminating glimpse into Inuit storytelling. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Grandma tries to help her little one fall asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY, SET. . .BABY! by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Expect older kids to go gaga over this informative little guide. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What to expect when mommy's done expecting. Read full book review >

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THAT UH-OH FEELING by Kathryn Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A tough but important subject handled with care. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire's coach makes her feel uncomfortable, and she must figure out whom, if anyone, to tell. Read full book review >

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KAMIK'S FIRST SLED by Matilda Sulurayok
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An exciting tale of boy-and-puppy bonding for Inuit children, this story is also accessible to non-Inuit readers willing to meet Kamik and Jake out on the tundra. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This Canadian import recounts a winter afternoon of an Inuit boy named Jake and his sled dog puppy, Kamik. Read full book review >