Search Results: "Sandra Bond Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A decent cross section of research and practical ideas about exercising and maintaining brain function."
The founder of the Center for BrainHealth reviews recent research in brain studies and techniques to keep brains in peak condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE IN THE SNOW by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A fine, warm addition for wintertime story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural beauty and wonder of winter abound in this light and lovely tale, as birds, squirrels, rabbits, a mouse and an opossum arrive at different times during a day and evening to feast on seeds and corn kernels thoughtfully strewn in the snow by an unseen hand. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WOODS by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Awe-inspiring, exquisitely rendered, indeed 'unforgettable.' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1914, a 4-year-old boy living in Gowganda, Ontario, witnesses a forest fire that forces people and animals into a nearby lake to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT DOUGHNUT PARADE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Billy set sail and happily dreamed.' (He eats the doughnut, too!) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Great Parade begins accidentally with a doughnut tied onto Billy's belt with a string, presumably to free his hands to carry his big birthday box on a cross-town journey. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM BAXTERS' BARN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Ironically, by choosing such a dramatic catalyst, the author weakens the adventure's impact overall and leaves readers to ponder the awkward coincidences that propel the plot. (Animal fantasy. 8-10)"
A group of talking farm animals catches wind of the farm owner's intention to burn the barn (with them in it) for insurance money and hatches a plan to flee. Read full book review >

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BIG HUGS, LITTLE HUGS by Felicia Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Pass. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bond, illustrator of the If You Give… series, falls short in her attempt to celebrate hugs of all kinds everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A thoughtful look at two important forerunners of nature photography. (sources, photographs, endnote) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Two brothers, Richard and Cherry Kearton, were born on a farm in late-19th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CITY CHRISTMAS TREE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Bond's acrylic paintings use a palette of softer shades with lots of pale blue for the shadows and snowy scenes, with the final spread showing the city spread out in shades of blue and lavender, with decorated trees glimpsed in lighted windows. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Where do Christmas trees come from when you live in a big city? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Find Pig and Goose a place on the friendship shelf with the likes of Frog and Toad, Elephant and Piggie, and Houndsley and Catina. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An unlikely friendship between a portly pig and a graceful goose blooms in a springtime story infused with compassion and gentle humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON A WIRE by Gwenda Bond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The mystery is tense and nerve-wracking, and the acrobatics are gorgeously hair-raising; they will help readers get past thinly developed characters and setting. (Thriller. 13-15)"
Family secrets and sinister superstitions threaten 16-year-old wire walker Jules Maroni's chance at a big break. Read full book review >