Search Results: "Sara Gillingham"


BOOK REVIEW

SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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HOW TO GROW A FRIEND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The slightly didactic message of tolerance and inclusiveness is made palatable by the gardening analogy, and this book will encourage young friendships to bloom. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This attractive picture book for the very young from accomplished illustrator and debut author Gillingham explores a thoughtful analogy between gardening and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE THE BABY by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An intriguing concept, but toddlers and preschoolers will need to be closely supervised if it's to last beyond a single reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MEND A HEART by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Heartbreak is a tough concept for young children to comprehend, and this metaphor doesn't make it any easier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy must sew his beloved stuffed elephant back together after his dog gets hold of it; Gillingham uses this as a metaphor for mending broken hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IS A TRUCK by Amy Novesky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Truck lovers of any gender will find this title a treat, but the hyperfeminine companion is sadly restrictive. (Board book. 2-4)"
Richly textured board pages and a limited color palette distinguish this tribute to trucks. Read full book review >

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I AM SO BRAVE! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A comforting celebration of everyday courage with lots of charm to boot. (Board book. 1-3)"
This upbeat ode to conquering fears will resonate with tots both timid and not. Read full book review >

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IN MY POND by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's a beguiling gimmick, one that should please both adults and babies again and again. (6-18 mos.)"
Taking "interactive" to the next level, Gillingham has designed a board book that incorporates both die-cuts and a fabric fish finger-puppet to engage baby listeners. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A LOT! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"This appealingly illustrated, confidence-boosting board book will inspire little ones to think of—and perhaps catalog aloud—all of the important things they already know about their world. (Board book. 1-3)"
Krensky offers an unassuming celebration of a child's burgeoning knowledge about the big, wide world she lives in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY DEN by Sara Gillingham
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Like its predecessors and its fall companion, In My Tree (ISBN: 978-0-8118-7052-8), a warm, interactive experience that doesn't sacrifice book to gimmick. (Ages 6-18 mos.)"
A little felt brown-bear finger-puppet provides the narration in this companion to In My Pond and In My Nest (both 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >