Search Results: "Rebecca Kanner"


BOOK REVIEW

ESTHER by Rebecca Kanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kanner's second novel is animated but ultimately fails to leave a deep impression."
The book of Esther comes to life in this vivid novel based on the Old Testament tale. Read full book review >

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SINNERS AND THE SEA by Rebecca Kanner
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kanner successfully undertakes a formidable task retelling a familiar religious story through the eyes of Noah's wife. The narrative's well-articulated, evenly balanced and stimulating—but it's definitely not the familiar tale that's so frequently illustrated in children's books."
Noah and his wife take on a boatload of animals and family members—and the close quarters lead to situations that would try the patience of Job…but that's another story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE WOODS by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Awe-inspiring, exquisitely rendered, indeed 'unforgettable.' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1914, a 4-year-old boy living in Gowganda, Ontario, witnesses a forest fire that forces people and animals into a nearby lake to survive. Read full book review >

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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 >

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MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Accessible and tender, this story gives young children a voice and shows how to hold the memory of a loved one close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told from a young child's point of view, Cobb's moving story respectfully explores the complex emotions a little one may experience while grieving the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT DOUGHNUT PARADE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Billy set sail and happily dreamed.' (He eats the doughnut, too!) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Great Parade begins accidentally with a doughnut tied onto Billy's belt with a string, presumably to free his hands to carry his big birthday box on a cross-town journey. Read full book review >

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JACK by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fun until the flaps wear off, which they may from the repeated work-outs this book is certain to enjoy. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Jack the pup's birthday, and like any inquisitive youngster, he's trying to guess his presents' contents by their shapes. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER'S SECRET LIFE by Rebecca Emberley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"Emberley arrays the fantasy realm with bright feathers, glitter, beads, tinsel, and neon-colored mesh netting; children won't miss the details of a mother's sparkling nail polish, a broken string of pearls, or the sequined tip of a clown's shoe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mother's exasperated shout of "This place looks like a three-ring circus!" borders on the literal in this ambiguous concoction in which a young girl's daytime nap leads to dreams of the circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GHOST by Rebecca Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Green's picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY FARM by Rebecca Finn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Though bright and busy, it's the movable parts that really make this farm a memorable one to visit. (Board book. 1-3)"
A farming family's work is never done. Read full book review >