Search Results: "Sachiko Yoshikawa"


BOOK REVIEW

SACHIKO by Caren Stelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An important perspective on the atomic bombings, a controversial decision that continues to provoke passionate debate. (photo, maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further reading) (Biography. 12-18)"
Books about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for young people are plentiful, but very few focus on the hibakusha, survivors of the bombings, and this important biography notably fills that gap. Read full book review >

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STARS by Steve Tomecek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Overall a solid foundation for future astronomy studies. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The latest in the Jump Into Science series is a sure winner for future astronomers and their stargazing parents. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The interesting combination of identifiable poetic forms and Yoshikawa's amusing illustrations should make this a popular choice for classroom reading, as students recognize at least some of their own school experiences (though, one hopes, not food fights) in the poetry. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Lively and engaging acrylic-and-pastel illustrations that include bits of lace, fabric and other found items accompany 29 poems describing the school experiences, from first day to last, of a middle-grade class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOUT! by Brod Bagert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"School-age children might not be engaged, but their younger siblings will want to repeat their favorites over and over. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bagert offers recitation poetry for the very young. Read full book review >

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NO T. REX IN THE LIBRARY by Toni Buzzeo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Good for home, classroom and library use. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tess is out of control and roaring—in the library, of all places—so her mother gives her a time out. Read full book review >

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BEACH IS TO FUN by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Having said that, it bounces along, most of the analogies work, and the acrylic and pastel pictures, with their round-headed, button-eyed figures, tropical fruit colors, and scenes of going to the playground, beach, pool, and boat are lively. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A summery tale brightly colored as a beach ball—if a little heavy on the teaching thing. Read full book review >

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BOY, YOU’RE AMAZING! by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"A great gift for any young boy, this would also make an excellent addition to any storytime library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Boy, you're amazing, the things you can do!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS SCIENCE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sure to find a place on many nursery and kindergarten bookshelves. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
Short rhyming verses give young children an idea of the vast array of topics that scientists study. Read full book review >

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OOPSY, TEACHER! by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Poor Mr. Bungles—readers' enjoyment practically guarantees that he will face yet another bad day sometime in the near future. Here's hoping his positive attitude holds up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Calmenson and Yoshikawa's high-energy romp follows the hapless Mr. Bungles through another calamitous day (Late for School!, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN by Nancy Loewen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"It makes me want to march'—which will likely have a few adult readers feeling the same. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Loewen's story is a simple snapshot of kindergarten graduation day, and it stays true to form, with Yoshikawa's artwork resembling photos that might be placed in an album—and the illustrations cheer, a mixed media of saturated color, remarkable depth and joyful expression. Read full book review >

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LATE FOR SCHOOL! by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This silly, light snack of a tale shows that even teachers can learn a new lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mr. Bungles, the teacher, has woken up late! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTY UP! by Elizabeth Wojtusik
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"The suburban setting will be familiar to many children, and the adventure's end makes this a comforting tale, especially at bedtime. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Kitty fast. / Kitty slow. / Kitty stop. / Kitty go!" Read full book review >