Search Results: "Rita Gray"


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FLOWERS ARE CALLING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Although it has some textual flaws, this quiet, introspective work beckons readers to keenly observe. (fact page, website) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Verse alternates with facts about pollinators, depicted with their preferred flowering plants. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD? by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As welcome as the robin in springtime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Two children wander through the countryside listening to calls of common birds and wonder why the nesting robin alone does not make a sound. Read full book review >

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EASY STREET by Rita Gray
by Rita Gray, illustrated by Mary Bono
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"And who won't be intrigued by the fact that mixed in with all the tar is a good measure of dinosaur bones? (Picture book. 2-5)"
For those who ever thought making a road was a simple process, Gray will show you to think again; easy street is all but easy to fashion. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD IS DREAMING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A hushed, lyrical glimpse into the world of dreamers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dreams of woodland creatures—and one Little Dreamer's—take the spotlight in this whimsical exploration of nighttime fantasies. Read full book review >

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ONE BIG RAIN by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Soft and refreshing. (introduction, about haiku translations) (Poetry. 5-9)"
The images in this compact collection are appropriately misty—colors and shapes seen through rain. Read full book review >

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THE WILD LITTLE HORSE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Little horse lovers will be besotted. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The whistling wind tempts Little Horse to venture from his cozy barn to find out what's afoot in the big wide world. Read full book review >

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MAMA MINE, MAMA MINE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The portrayal of daily farm life, the book's subtext, is also curiously flat, but the attractive animal illustrations provide some of the appeal and charm missing from their human counterparts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a farm setting, a human mother and assorted animal moms leave their offspring to take care of business: do farm chores (human), stalk a rat (cat), get shod (horse) and so forth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONNA’S PORCH by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gray's poetic first effort is as satisfying as an ice-cold glass of lemonade and as comforting as a hug from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A wordless introductory spread provides a wide view of Nonna's house in the countryside: a cheery yellow home with a periwinkle-blue roof and a big, wide porch. Read full book review >

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WINDFALL AT WALTHINGHAM
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray

Cover Story: Historical Turn Arrrrroooooound

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Gothic Lite 

Bonus Factor: Unexpected Inheritance

Relationship Status: Better As Friends

Cover Story: Historical Turn Arrrrroooooound

Winter weather + ornate gates + only seeing the back of the woman on the cover = a very ominous feeling.

The Deal:

Katherine ...


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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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BEVERLY GRAY
by Bill Thompson

Beverly Gray was as smitten as anyone.

Not so much with the character of Benjamin Braddock, though he had an urchin’s appeal, but with the totality of one of the most influential movies of the 20th century, Mike Nichols’ The Graduate.  

On the occasion of the film’s 50th anniversary, Gray offers a compelling behind-the-scenes look at the genesis and ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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