Search Results: "Sally Rippin"


BOOK REVIEW

MEDITATION IS AN OPEN SKY by Whitney Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Keep this in mind as a possible introduction to meditation for children. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This primer on visualization techniques uses a monkey and an elephant to introduce children to mindfulness and meditation. Read full book review >

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THE BAD BUTTERFLY by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Emerging readers, particularly those who are knowledgeable about dance, will be better served by other stories. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Beginning ballet class is quite an adventure for Billie and her best friend, Jack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHENXI AND THE FOREIGNER by Sally Rippin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ultimately, this love-triangle tale lacks passion and excitement. (introduction, afterword) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The lives of a naïve, spoiled American teen, a rebellious Chinese art student and a hashish-dealing French student collide in four weeks in April 1989, with lifelong consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL CREEK by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2013

"An intriguing and singular depiction of angels neatly wrapped up in a brief, captivating coming-of-age tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What do we really know about angels? Read full book review >

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BILLIE'S GREAT DESERT ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Make-believe play where imagination soars. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Billie B. Brown (of the eponymous beginning chapter-book series) is now featured in a younger version for the preschool set. Read full book review >

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BILLIE'S YUMMY BAKERY ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"New-to-preschool tots will find a kindred spirit in both adventurous spirit and emotional development. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Billie B. Brown continues to learn preschool lessons in this trim, little series (Billie's Underwater Adventure, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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BILLIE'S UNDERWATER ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Here's hoping this adventure will be re-created in many classrooms using a simple blue cloth and a wallop of imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Billie B. Brown's preschool adventures continue (Billie's Great Desert Adventure, 2016), this time in a wonderful water habitat.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING BUDDHA by Whitney Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Not so grand, nor so rich in detail, as Demi's version (1996), this still makes a suitable brief introduction to the origins, ideals and spirit of Buddhism. (sideways format, historical afterword) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Sandwiched between opening and closing comments from the Dalai Lama, this spiritual biography of the Buddha imparts the major events of Siddhartha's journey to enlightenment with a combination of stylized prose—"At a time when the oldest Bodhi trees in Asia were still in youthful bloom, Queen Maya had a dream"—and equally stylized images of the large-eyed, long-eared holy man surrounded by silver beaded spirals and lotus flowers. Read full book review >

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BILLIE'S ANIMAL HOSPITAL ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Brimming with enthusiasm, emphasized words, and silly sounds, these cheery books will have emergent readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest installment in the Billie's Super-Duper Adventures series explores veterinarian dramatic play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2008

"Illustrations from Skye's all-important sketchbook add visual humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Skye's brother suffers brain damage in a horrendous car accident, her parents become preoccupied with their own misery and the need to help him recover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT BOTHERED KATE by Sally Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"An appealing story with unusually attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Bothered'' is just the right word to sum up the flavor of this refreshingly mild case of sibling distress. Read full book review >