Search Results: "Rebecca Kai Dotlich"


BOOK REVIEW

RACE CAR COUNT by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"When the cars line up for another race, children will cheer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The flash and thrill of the race car track—it's all here in a zippy counting book just right for the toddler set. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY, THE END. by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A well-intentioned conceit that risks undoing itself. (Picture book. 5-8) "
The short stories in this picture book rely heavily on accompanying art to fill in the spaces between beginnings and ends. Read full book review >

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ALL ABOARD! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"There are many better train books available; point little engineers in their direction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming verse chugs along as two children ride a train on a long-distance trip. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAN A CRANE PICK UP? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"For some children, however, the real excitement will come after they've reached the last page and their grown-up asks, 'What else can a crane pick up?' Children will ask to read this book many times, but the words may change every time they read it. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This is the sort of book readers co-write along with the author. Read full book review >

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PEANUT AND PEARL’S PICNIC ADVENTURE by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"An excellent addition to the classic I Can Read series, this is one that will be read over and over. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
Peanut and Pearl, next-door neighbors and best friends, decide to go on a picnic together. Read full book review >

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BELLA & BEAN by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Despite some lovely images and language play, the story doesn't quite succeed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Bella, a poet, and Bean, a creative busybody, are best friends. Read full book review >

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IN THE SPIN OF THINGS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A different way of viewing the world around us. (Poetry. 6-10)"
In this collection, a wide variety of mostly everyday items are described in terms of their motion. Read full book review >

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GRUMBLES FROM THE FOREST by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The poets invite and may well entice readers to write their own fairy-tale poems. (Poetry/fairy tales. 5-9)"
An intriguing idea becomes a thought-provoking collection of short poems from characters readers only thought they knew. Read full book review >

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LEMONADE SUN by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The cityscapes are especially strong and evocative. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Dotlich (Sweet Dreams of the Wild, 1996) uses her poetry to call up moments in a summer. Read full book review >

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DIGGER THE DINOSAUR by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A strong new series for brand-new readers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Dotlich's text makes good use of assonance and internal rhymes to support new readers' decoding skills in this story about a dinosaur who needs to clean up his bedroom before he can go outside to play ball. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVES by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Comforting and gentle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sweetly pretty tale of mother love in a pastoral setting reminiscent of rural New England. Read full book review >

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THE KNOWING BOOK by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A frenzy of feeling, pen strokes, and verse that seeks to excite and empower young people just awakening from childhood slumber. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A poem's gentle admonishments nudge readers to open themselves up to the world. Read full book review >