Search Results: "Sarah Chalek"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ALMOST TIME by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Clock lovers may appreciate this, but others may simply want back the time they spent reading it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The chiming, booming, cuckooing and ticking noises of various clocks are celebrated in this enthusiastic, though flawed and poorly titled outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT IS ALMOST TIME by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2012

"Although the boisterous illustrations do make it look like a lot of fun, there may not be enough here to bring back anyone but the youngest readers and true clock enthusiasts. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
With the onset of the digital age, with even wristwatches making a surreptitious exit from daily life, this app celebrates the many types of clocks that have marked time over the years. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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FIRE AND ICE (AND WHAT’S IN BETWEEN)
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: She Said

Bonus Factor: Elemental Magic

Relationship Status: Fan From the Start

 

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

The imagery on this book works perfectly with the story within—the snowflakes, the flames, the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLACK AND WHITE NIGHTY-NIGHT by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Easy, rhythmic text and appealing, high-contrast illustrations on sturdy board pages make this a sweet and suitable addition to lap-time programs or baby's nighttime routine. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A little owlet says goodnight to all the animals on the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCKLE AND SQUASH by Sarah Courtauld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Young readers will laugh themselves silly. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Two sisters living in the Middle of Nowhere get involved in a dangerous plot in this debut fantasy from England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST DAY AT ZOO SCHOOL by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Can opposites be friends? Yes, but real friendship is not the one-way street depicted here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dillard explores friendship between two opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTY by Sarah Dyer
by Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sweet, if not particularly memorable adventure in perspective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can a body get attention while hanging upside down? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGGLE by Sarah McMenemy
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The art is all big, bright, simple shapes against vibrant monochromatic backgrounds, with just a few details sketched in; Rosie and her father never lose their fond smiles (Mom perhaps wisely, is absent), and young readers, too will instantly adore this doggy dynamo. (Picture book. 6-8)"
McMenemy mixes broad strokes of paint with big pieces of torn paper in a debut that seems to wiggle with the same enthusiasm as the tail of the puppy-from-hell she portrays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ANNA AND THE FINDERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A pleasant story, a feisty heroine, and a good read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lucy Anna fills her backpack with an apple, nine pine cones, a few whirligigs, and some nuts and ventures out into the forest to retrieve her stolen little red horse. Read full book review >