Search Results: "Sarah Marwil Lamstein"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Cote's artwork is an apt display of bold colors and mile-wide smiles, a parade of cheerfulness to make readers grin as they pick up on what's happening and the speed with which it spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What goes around, comes around—literally, figuratively, every which way—in this do-good, feel-good title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG NIGHT FOR SALAMANDERS by Sarah Marwil Lamstein
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"An afterword describes the spotted salamander's life cycle and gives more information about Big Nights and vernal pools, but does not mention the animal's range—across most of the eastern United States. (glossary, index to back matter) (Picture book. 6-9)"
On the night of the first warm spring rain, Evan can hardly wait until after dark, when he and his parents will go out to slow cars on the road and help spotted salamanders cross from their winter burrows to the vernal pool where they will lay their eggs. Read full book review >

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LETTER ON THE WIND by Sarah Marwil Lamstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"More than a holiday folktale, this one brings out the significance of graceful benevolence and humble appreciation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a small village has a meager harvest with not enough olives for oil to light the Chanukah menorahs, Hayim, the poorest, sends an appealing letter to the Almighty so the holiday may still be traditionally celebrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNGER MOON by Sarah Lamstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2004

"Lamstein's spare first-person narrative deftly sketches a remarkably complex picture with few extra strokes. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Quick, episodic glimpses into sixth-grader Ruth Tepper's life in 1954 reveal a family beset by the random, confusing, contagious effects of anger. 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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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 >