Search Results: "Rebecca Chaperon"


BOOK REVIEW

EERIE DEARIES by Rebecca Chaperon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2014

"Of doubtful utility as an idea book for young slackers but sure to draw a few chuckles from the teen leather-and-lip-ring set—and grown-ups who often find themselves writing or receiving parental notes to the teacher. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
An alphabet of excuses, from "A is for ASTRAL PROJECTION" to "Z is for ZOMBIE APOCALPYSE," channels the gothic spirit of Edward Gorey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD ONE OUT by Danielle  Chaperon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Simply sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Clara finds herself left out when her best friend, Annabelle, gets close to Juliette, the new girl. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE FROM BAXTERS' BARN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Ironically, by choosing such a dramatic catalyst, the author weakens the adventure's impact overall and leaves readers to ponder the awkward coincidences that propel the plot. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)"
A group of talking farm animals catches wind of the farm owner's intention to burn the barn (with them in it) for insurance money and hatches a plan to flee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NO, NO, NO DAY! by Rebecca Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Its elemental nature will bring the point home to the youngest readers, though it does not replace the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bella has a daylong (leading to a long-day) case of the grumps, and she shares them with each and all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST BECAUSE by Rebecca Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2011

"Full of unconditional love, this is a must-have title in today's world of false perfection. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An endearing and enduring picture book about sibling love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A thoughtful look at two important forerunners of nature photography. (sources, photographs, endnote) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Two brothers, Richard and Cherry Kearton, were born on a farm in late-19th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CITY CHRISTMAS TREE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Bond's acrylic paintings use a palette of softer shades with lots of pale blue for the shadows and snowy scenes, with the final spread showing the city spread out in shades of blue and lavender, with decorated trees glimpsed in lighted windows. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Where do Christmas trees come from when you live in a big city? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEROINES by Rebecca Hazell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The subjects are inherently fascinating, but the presentation is too simplistic to satisfy; the book feels packaged and won't whet readers' appetites for more information. (maps, further reading) (Biographies. 10+)"
This volume, subtitled ``Great Women Through the Ages,'' offers brief biographies of 12 women who made their marks: Agnodice, Lady Murasaki Shikibu, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Marie Curie, Anna Akhmatova, Madame Sun Yat-Sen, Amelia Earhart, and Frida Kahlo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Rebecca Bender
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A charming, smart, and attractive book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A hedgehog sets out to ask how its fellow animals feel; along the way, readers will learn there is more than one meaning to the word "feel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An unlikely friendship between a portly pig and a graceful goose blooms in a springtime story infused with compassion and gentle humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SPANISH TOUCH-AND-FEEL BOOK OF COLORS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Buy as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, the earlier title. (Ages 1-3)"
Against white backgrounds, objects of the same color are grouped, spread by spread. Read full book review >