Search Results: "S.D. Schindler"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIKE AND IKE TAKE A HIKE by S.D. Schindler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"Here's hoping the happy pair have more adventures to come. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wacky wordplay accompanies a hedgehog and a coatimundi as they walk to lunch at Cousin Rosa's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRICKING THE TALLYMAN by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

The tallyman is a census-taker, and in Davies's book, he is Phineas Bump—"heartsick, saddle-sore, and down on his luck"—and something of a clever-boots poking through the "rooty Vermont woods" in 1790 to take his count of the locals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELETON HICCUPS by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"For all the hiccupping, this outing has a quiet feel not up to the standards of some of Cuyler's earlier books, but the right audience will enjoy its fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Who hasn't shared the aggravation of a whole day's worth of bone-rattling hiccups? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW SANTA LOST HIS JOB by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Keep on truckin', Santa. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Assembly-line workers are being replaced by machines—but Santa? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Crediting editors and designers is a nice touch. (Poetry. 7+)"
A veteran author and illustrator bring their common interest in nature to a beautiful anthology of high-quality poetry: 91 poems from such as Roethke, Sandburg, Ciardi, Merriam, Millay, and Zolotow and from Leila and Tanya Dreskin (ages 5 and 7), plus several haiku and Native American songs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOO-OO IS IT? by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

Just before dark, a nesting barn owl hears a faint sound, familiar yet mysterious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN FRANKLIN'S BIG SPLASH by Barb Rosenstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"As inventive as Ben himself, this presentation is awash with delight and definitely makes a big splash. (author's note, timeline, sources, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Is another picture book about Ben Franklin really needed? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TYRANNOSAURUS GAME by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Listeners might be induced to create their own collective yarns after seeing this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rainy day at school turns a dozen restless children into master storytellers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MESS! by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Simple but sublime, best suited to the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerily skewed take on the familiar monster-under-the-bed schtick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUDER, LILI by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A good read-aloud or read-alone that is sure to delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lili is so shy that her voice, when she actually says anything, is usually too soft to be heard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITTINGTON by Alan Armstrong
ANIMALS
Released: July 26, 2005

"It's a lovely paean to the power of story and the words that carry it along. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Into Bernie's barn, filled with castoff animals he has either actively collected or hasn't the heart to refuse, wanders Whittington the cat, an ugly bruiser of a tom who seeks community. Read full book review >