Search Results: "Renné Benoit"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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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

COLD CALLS by Charles Benoit
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Alas, fails to shed light on the all-too-common issue of bullying and its impact on the emotional lives of teens. (Mystery. 12­-15)"
Three teens blackmailed into bullying behaviors team up to discover who's behind it. Read full book review >

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ALL SAINTS’ DAY  by Brent Benoit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2002

"Moving and fine, despite an unnecessarily complex narrative and the occasional patch of purple prose."
A sharp, poignant debut that surveys several decades in the history of a haunted Louisiana family. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED OLIVE SOUFFLê? by Margaret Benoit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Despite the ages of the players (all adults, some middle-aged) and simplistic plotting, there is plenty to involve readers who like their mysteries fairly straightforward and refreshingly gore-free. (Fiction. 11-13)"
As this entry in the Crime Files series opens, homicide detective Angel Cardoni (who seems to be in her mid-20s) is driving through a blizzard with her faithful dog, Miro. Read full book review >