Search Results: "Sally Anne Lambert"


BOOK REVIEW

GATOR GUMBO by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2004

"Creole cadence, playfulness with words, and good ol' out-smartin' flavor this tasty tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poor Monsieur Gator, gettin' old and slow, can't catch himself a taste of critter, no how. Read full book review >

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BARKUS, SLY AND THE GOLDEN EGG by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"McAllister's take on a time-honored theme is vibrant and fresh; quickly paced, the narrative is just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three clever chickens outwit their abductors—and save themselves from certain death—in this pro-poultry tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO CLOSE FRIENDS by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Handsome illustrations by Lambert add to the big-heartedness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roddie addresses the need for sanctuary by deploying that not exactly original, but always trusty, garden hedge. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY by Katherine Tegen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The illustrations are full of details that young readers will enjoy spotting, including glimpses of the village children waiting in the windows for the Easter bunny to deliver his baskets. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tegen explores the origins of the Easter Bunny in this sweet, simply told story set in an old-fashioned village with winding streets and stone houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONES DO! by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"A great choice for working parents as well as any snug family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A comforting bedtime story that takes the reader through the highlights of what could be a typical family day (leaving out little difficulties like tantrums, tears, and spills). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This yippy, yappy Yorkie is just another tired puppy in search of a plot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Macomber and Carney team up for their second entry in the Blossom Street Kids series, this time focusing on an unwanted move to a new neighborhood for a girl named Ellen and her Yorkshire terrier named Baxter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >