Search Results: "Samantha Berger"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Reminiscent of Leo Lionni's minimalist fare, this personable piece will find an audience in all toddlers taking their first timid steps toward independence. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The popular cut-paper collage mice return to help Walsh (Pip's Magic, 1994, etc.) with a gentle lesson about feeling safe. Read full book review >

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MONSTER'S NEW UNDIES by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"If only every underwear shopping trip ended in such satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a tattered but loved pair of underwear finally falls apart, Monster must brave Undie World to find a new pair. Read full book review >

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MARTHA DOESN’T SAY SORRY by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"An enjoyable introduction to what could be a new beloved character. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Martha is a pretty normal kid, for an otter—she skateboards and sings, shares her snack and makes presents, sticks out her tongue and throws things. Read full book review >

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BOO-LA-LA WITCH SPA by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"The excess smothers any potential oohs and aahs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It seems even witches like to treat themselves to a bit of TLC after the frenzy of Halloween. Read full book review >

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CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Get ready to read this aloud a lot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Whoa. Be prepared for the intense frustrations, the moody outbursts and the green scowls of Crankenstein. Read full book review >

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MARTHA DOESN'T SHARE! by Samantha Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Still, for Martha's fans or for parents looking for a book to help deliver a message, this may be just the ticket. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Martha (her new favorite word is "mine") is more than a bit reluctant to share her toys with her baby brother. Read full book review >

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SNOOZEFEST by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"No snoozefest here—great fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's not Woodstock. It's not Coachella. It's SnoozeFest—and it's for sleeping! Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SANDERSON AT THE MOVIES by Robin Caroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Formulaic and forgettable. (discussion questions) (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intrepid middle school reporter gambles her career on cracking a bombing case. Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BIGFOOT by Samantha Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Nicely juxtaposes the negative what-ifs with a great list of positives and just may lead nervous readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bigfoot's body and feet may be larger than most, but his worries, though they feel monumental to him, will be familiar to grade schoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA ON A ROLL by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A memorable first skate by an irresistible imp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Things get a bit dicey when plucky Samantha experiments with her new roller skates in one frightening, hilarious inaugural "roll" through town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVO ZULU, SAMANTHA! by Kathleen Benner Duble
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Although a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, this text remains flat until a surprise conflict in the final chapters slightly ratchets up the tension. (author's note, fact sources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Sam finds out she's visiting her grandparents for a whole month of summer vacation, she's beyond bummed, especially because it means spending lots of time with her grandfather the Colonel, a grumpy retired fighter pilot. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SMARTYPANTS RUNS FOR CLASS PRESIDENT by Barbara Puccia
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A great way for kids to learn about honesty and the electoral process."
In Puccia's debut novel, a third-grade girl learns a little bit about politics—and a lot about friendship and believing in herself. Read full book review >