Search Results: "R.W. Alley"


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

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

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

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

SATURDAY IS DADURDAY by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers will relate to her disappointment and cheer her on as she comes to her own creative solution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Mimi and her father have named the day after Friday Dadurday. It is their special day to do everything together. But when Dad's work schedule changes, their weekend tradition is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid successor to Encyclopedia Brown. (Mystery. 7-12)"
Saxby Doyle Christie Chandler Ellin Allan Smart wants to be a detective as good as the greats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Pearl and Wagner are a winsome pair of pals who will surely share more easy-reader adventures, perhaps next time over four seasons like another famous animal duo. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse continue to develop the friendship introduced in the first volume in this easy-reader series, Pearl and Wagner: Two Good Friends (2003). Read full book review >

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BECAUSE YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2005

"The third-person voice is a bit distancing, but it makes the togetherness less treacly, and Dad's mix of love and competence is less insulting, to parents and children both, than Douglas Wood's What Dads Can't Do (2000), illus by Doug Cushman. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Give this child's-eye view of a day at the beach with an attentive father high marks for coziness: "When your ball blows across the sand and into the ocean and starts to drift away, your daddy could say, Didn't I tell you not to play too close to the waves? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT SKIDOO by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This will be best for sharing one-on-one or with small groups since many of the smiles and laughs are in the details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two chubby, frisky kittens race around the house and yard playing cat skidoo, which seems to entail chasing everything that moves while wreaking havoc. Read full book review >