Search Results: "Renée Andriani"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE THE BEST! by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A catalog more than a story, this agreeable book could act as a fruitful springboard for class brainstorming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On the first day of school, this primary-grade teacher encourages her students to share their hopes for the coming year. Read full book review >

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DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE PIONEERS by Kenneth C. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though an adequate introduction, this is not for serious readers. (time line, additional resources) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
In an addition to his series that repeatedly demonstrates how much we don't know, Davis tackles the pioneer days and routes to the west. Read full book review >

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DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE 50 STATES by Kenneth C. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Because Davis's accuracy is sometimes as casual as his style—not all of the Alamo's defenders were Texans, for instance, and Davy Crockett wore a coonskin cap far more often in legend than in life—it's not a primary purchase for libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular adult Don't Know Much About series goes after a younger audience, laying out a skimpy assortment of random facts about the states and using the same lighthearted Q&A format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH DAY--HOORAY! by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

A level 3 in the much-loved-by-teachers MathStart series, Murphy's latest focus is on place value. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ON THE WAY by William Sears
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"At a time when an older sibling's self-assurance may become challenged, the importance of honesty, tenderness, and inclusion are evident and appreciated. (Picture book. 3-7)"
TLC is the main ingredient in this first of a series for children by these leading husband-and-wife experts on parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting tribute. (Graphic biography. 8-14)"
This comic-book biography of a Jewish girl's life under the Nazi jackboot and then as a refugee is low key and that much more profound for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"An honest look at a courageous life."
A fascinating transsexual testimony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE OWLS by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A chipper introduction to the nocturnal animals of Australia. (Board book. 1-5)"
Page by page, small groups of nocturnal Australian animals eat and play the night away. Read full book review >

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ONE VERY TIRED WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Elegant, informative, engaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Count from one to 10 with some unusual avian creatures (and the titular mammal). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRY'S BEST BUDDY by Renée  French
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A rare miss for this innovative imprint. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Bored Barry's buddy has a surprise for him, but when will they get to it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE I HEARD A LITTLE WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A passable visit to the bush. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Australian Outback springs to life. Read full book review >