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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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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 >

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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 >