Search Results: "Renné Benoit"


BOOK REVIEW

HAND OVER HAND by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A sweet tale that is both culturally specific and universal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's place is on shore in Nina's fishing village in the Philippines, but today will be different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR OF BORROWED MEN by Michelle Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This heartfelt picture book helps readers appreciate wartime's toll. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A tender memoir of human decency during wartime as seen through the eyes of the author's then-8-year-old mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE PIE TROUT by Melanie Mosher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the story's heroine, transitioning readers may feel they are taking a step up to big-kid literature. Just so. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A fishing trip with Gramps helps a little girl feel grown-up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOLING AROUND by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The layout and concept deserve better material. (author's note, list of animals' habitat ranges, resources for children, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The use of tools by nonhuman animals is explored via 11 animals, each with its own watercolor portrait, rhymed couplet and explanatory gloss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPO'S LUCKY CHINESE NEW YEAR by Virginia Loh-Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"One of the best of its genre; attractive and informative, and a must for the growing Chinese New Year shelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PoPo helps her granddaughter learn Chinese New Year traditions in this intergenerational celebration of family and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY CAKES by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2017

"A recipe for success. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A pair of siblings bakes cupcakes, with a little help from Kitty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAT ON, HAT OFF by Theo Heras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"A seemingly simple story is greatly enhanced by nuanced, toddler-friendly details. (Picture book. 1-3)"
What parent or caregiver hasn't played the game of putting on and taking off a piece of clothing with a baby? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONCAKES by Loretta Seto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Tonight the moon shines like a polished pearl, round and fat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET OF THE VILLAGE FOOL by Rebecca Upjohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Powerful and deeply moving. (Picture book. 8-14)"
A gentle, unassuming man's courage and fortitude saves a Jewish family during the Holocaust in this tale taken from history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METROPOLIS by Benoit Tardif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The book is fun to look at, but it imparts so little real information that it really is not much use as a guide to different cities or the cultures they represent. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-four large cities of the world are illustrated in posterlike double-page spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORT-O-RAMA by Benoit Tardif
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"While readers will be introduced to sports they may never have heard of before (rowing, cricket), the rudimentary entries will likely leave them frustrated rather than intrigued. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Illustrator Tardif's picture-book debut is a collection of terms related to 23 different sports, all illustrated with stylized people, brilliant colors and a touch of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW JOB by Charles Benoit
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Filled with nail-biting action and crackling with evocative detail. (Historical thriller. 14-18)"
Just as former "banger" Nick makes a vow to change his life, the boy he sent to jail is set free. Read full book review >