Search Results: "Rachel Rivett"


BOOK REVIEW

I IMAGINE by Rachel Rivett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The light, soothing atmosphere created by the well-matched prayers and illustrations is deceptively simple, effectively conveying powerful images and a strong sense of comfort. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
An unusual, whimsical collection of 12 short prayers offers an imaginative approach with a patterned text and creative responses from the children narrating the prayers. Read full book review >

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SAY HELLO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Simply enchanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Today Carmelita visits her Abuela Rosa, but to get there she must walk. Read full book review >

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WHAT A FAMILY! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp1995. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poorly designed for library use but likely to keep detail-oriented children engrossed, this introduction to genetics and genealogy identifies physical characteristics shared among a multicultural gaggle of nearly three dozen cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISADORA DANCES by Rachel Isadora
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"A succinct, compelling glimpse of a dancer and dreamer who substantially altered the prevailing restrictions of her time, simply by following her heart. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Objecting to standing on her toes as a child at dance lessons, and organizing a ``school of dance'' with paying pupils before she was ten, Isadora Duncan (18771927) will enchant readers even before they learn how she changed dance forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILI AT BALLET by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"There's little mention here of discipline or hard work; still, an attractive and informative first look. (Picture book. 4-9)"
With a minimal explanatory text, a realistic depiction of a serious young ballet student and her class. Read full book review >

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LILI ON STAGE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The atmosphere crackles and the book delivers as much enchantment as the ballet itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful encore performance for the charming heroine of Lili at Ballet (1993), in which Isadora once again conveys a love of dance and a genuine familiarity with the myriad details of practice and performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE MONSTER AND THE SCARY SOMETHING by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Yet another outing that will have readers empathizing with and maybe emulating Love Monster. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The lovable red monster is back, this time facing something all young children will find familiar: nighttime noise fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Rachel Himes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Dedicated to 'black families everywhere,' this heartwarming story, with its fairy-tale tone, will have broad appeal. (author's note, recipe) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Debut author and illustrator Himes reimagines the classic fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea" and sets her story in an African-American community in the mid-1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN MOON by Rachel Searles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Star Trek for young fans of the genre, who'll be thrilled at the prospect of a sequel. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
He's found a home and located his history (though he still doesn't remember it), but Chase Garrety is far from safe in this sequel to The Lost Planet (2014).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Plenty of merriment, even for Yankees. (Paranormal comedy. 12-16)"
This paranormal chick-lit comedy finds a queen-bee high school girl from Alabama gaining superpowers that require her to protect the boy she's disliked all her life. Read full book review >

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THIS STRANGE AND FAMILIAR PLACE by Rachel Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Guess what: There's another cliffhanger. Stay tuned. Or not. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The mystery deepens as time-traveling Lydia struggles to set right the past that she inadvertently altered—driving her beloved grandfather insane six years before her birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUPCAKE by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Fun fluff, about as satisfying as most cupcakes. (Fiction. YA)"
Now 18, Cyd Charisse is back in New York, living with half-brother Danny and missing her ex-boyfriend Shrimp. Read full book review >