Search Results: "R.W. Alley"


BOOK REVIEW

CLARK IN THE DEEP SEA by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pleasant-enough tale about sibling interactions and escapism. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The power of imagination brings four white siblings together when a rainy spring day strands them on their porch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MITCHELL ON THE MOON by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A rollicking Halloween adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who will save the moon? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A good introduction for the youngest audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After a previous title celebrating firefighters (Firefighters to the Rescue, illustrated by Rich Davis, 2005), Hamilton addresses another civil servant—police officers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE SURPRISE by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lily's solution is a salute to creativity, ingenuity and thinking outside the box; it will have all parents cheering her efforts and hoping that their own child takes a page from her book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For Lily, the week before Valentine's Day is filled with attempts to make the perfect heart for her Mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING TEDDY ROOSEVELT by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2007

"EWSLUGp1991, the model for Riley's report. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Riley goes to school with Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Queen Elizabeth and many other world-famous figures—all fellow fourth-grade students researching their chosen topics for Mrs. Harrow's biography tea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT WAS TIDY & NEAT by Teri Sloat
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"It's a sure thing that listeners in laps will enjoy pointing out the messy details. (Picture book. 3-7)"
To the rhythm of "This is the House that Jack Built," a boy, a girl, a cat, dog and mouse make a mess of the tidy Edwardian house of the title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Teachers in the lower elementary grades might use this as a read-aloud before science-fair season, and Pearl and Wagner seem destined to explore other curriculum areas in future volumes as their friendship continues. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse are best friends in this funny school-themed easy reader that focuses on science fair projects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DETECTIVE DINOSAUR UNDERCOVER by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With a pronunciation guide for those tongue-twisting dinosaur names, this accessible and super-silly romp will be a boost for those about to embark on the next level for chapter books. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Detective Dinosaur, showcased in his third entry in the I Can Read! series, is the same charming numbskull readers have come to love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PADDINGTON HERE AND NOW by Michael Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Children's literature in its finest, purest form. (Fiction. 5-10)"
In the past 50 years, very little has changed for the residents of 32 Windsor Gardens. Read full book review >