Search Results: "Renée Graef"


BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU ARE AWAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Libraries near military bases might want to order multiples. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children in three families miss a parent made absent by service in the military. Read full book review >

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NONNA'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Lidia Bastianich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Grazie! for this warm celebration. (Picture book/cookbook. 6-10, adult)"
The chef and television personality makes another charming foray into family and food history (Nonna Tell Me a Story, 2010). Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED DAN by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A note on the flap states that the story comes from the author's own attempt to win the batboy contest, but this tie to reality doesn't make up for the lack of spirit and energy. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A girl named Dandi daydreams about baseball and loves to play. Read full book review >

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THÉRÈSE MAKES A TAPESTRY by Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This charming narrative of a determined girl's artistic talent and will to succeed in the family business makes a compelling story on an unusual topic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A girl in 17th-century Paris weaves a small tapestry as a gift for her father, and her work receives special recognition from Louis XIV. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A lush, hypnotic, swoony re-imagining of the "Arabian Nights" framing story. Read full book review >