Search Results: "Rachel Grinti"


BOOK REVIEW

CLAWS by Mike  Grinti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Clunky in spots, this nonetheless intriguing debut will likely appeal to fantasy fanatics; others may wish to wait for a more polished follow-up. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
After a slow buildup, this middle-grade fantasy offers some intriguing elements as it hurtles toward an exciting, if abrupt, ending. Read full book review >

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THE COLORS OF ISRAEL by Rachel Raz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A nice, basic introduction to language, Israel, and some of its vibrant highlights. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bold, bright photography illustrates this color-concept picture book set in Israel. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and this book surely comes from Bright's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to give the one you love? Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO BEDTIME by Rachel Isadora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perfect for laptime sharing or calm story hours. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Where Peekaboo Morning (2002) began the day, Isadora's latest features the delightful brown-skinned, tousle-haired toddler wrapping up his/her day with the same people and objects with which it started. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BLACKBERRIES by Rachel Pank
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Overall, an attractive setting for the theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sonia and her black cat, Barney, are inseparable; when he suddenly disappears, she's inconsolable—offstage, Dad has explained that Barney was hit by a car. Read full book review >

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SONIA AND BARNIE AND THE NOISE IN THE NIGHT by Rachel Pank
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When Sonia sees the pointy-nosed creature making a strange noise in the garden, she decides—with a delicious thrill—that it's a wolf. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU HOO by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The loving parental sentiments ring true, and young listeners will chime in on the 'hoo' sounds throughout the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A proud parent speaks of hopes and dreams for a young child. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >