Search Results: "Sandra V. Feder"


BOOK REVIEW

DAISY'S BIG NIGHT by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Pair this quiet charmer with Eileen Spinelli's slightly more challenging, free verse Where I Live, illustrated by Matt Phelan (2007), for an even broader exploration of poetry. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back for a third outing, grade-schooler Daisy, a serious collector of words, discovers the joy of poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISY'S DEFINING DAY by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Transitioning readers, particularly girls, will enjoy seeing Daisy navigate the familiar shoals of elementary school in this better-than-average early chapter book. (Fiction. 5-8)"
What's a girl to do when her young next-door neighbor, Grant, who has just discovered the joy of rhyming, starts calling her "Lazy Daisy" every time he sees her, even at school? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISY'S PERFECT WORD by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An early chapter book with a pleasantly recognizable cast of characters that, disappointingly, misses the opportunity to gently address a pertinent issue. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Daisy, a collector of admirable words, wants to find the perfect word to give her teacher as a gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON INSIDE by Sandra V. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A lovely addition to any bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young girl's fear of the dark is quieted when she explores the night with her mother in Feder (Daisy's Big Night, 2014) and Sicuro's (Bright Sky, Starry City, 2015) first collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TABLE, CHAIR, BEAR by Jane Feder
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"An excellent and eclectic assortment of information, attractively presented, this is a book worth adding to the collection of objects in every child's room. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
A book with 22 pictures of simple objects from a child's room, with the word for each object printed in 13 different languages- -English at the top of each page, and the words in other languages in a running list in the margins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1992

Traditional writing on Charles Ives, beginning with Henry and Sidney Cowell's slight 1955 biography, offers a sunny, straightforward view of the composer's creative legacy from his eccentric bandmaster father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOOKY FRIENDS by Jane Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Move over, Frog and Toad, to make room for this delightful new title. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Vampire Scarlet and mummy Igor are very good friends. "The trouble was, they could never agree on anything." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY IN MIAMI BEACH by Harriet K. Feder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 1992

"Apparently, Feder's first novel for young people: ambitious, but creditable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Brooding over her rabbi father's refusal to let her date a non-Jew, Vivi flies from her home in Buffalo to her grandmother's condo in Miami Beach and is embroiled in events culminating in the arrest of a Nazi war criminal who's been stalking, and being stalked by, Gram's circle of friends and fellow survivors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Another dull tale by a celebrity's child."
One of Orson Welles's daughters spins a sad, self-serving story about her few but intense times with her globetrotting father. Read full book review >