Search Results: "Sarah Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE FARM by Séverine Cordier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"This farm book doesn't make it to the top of the haystack. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Three cute Caucasian kids pull on their brightly colored rain boots and head to the car for a trip to the farm with Mom and Dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDBLOWN by Édouard Manceau
by Édouard Manceau, illustrated by Édouard Manceau, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A book that at first glance might seem minimalist to the point of vacuity bears closer scrutiny when one appreciates the function the paper shapes can have in allowing a child to identify them in different orientations and even to practice counting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Where do the seven colored shapes come from, and whose are they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL BY MYSELF! by Géraldine  Collet
Kirkus Star
by Géraldine Collet, illustrated by Coralie Saudo, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This superlatively cute look at the bond between mother and child takes a proud place next to Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's Owl Babies (1992). (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Mama's brood is left alone, chick imaginations run wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ILLUSTRATOR’S NOTEBOOK by Mohieddin Ellabbad
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2006

"Really just a gathering of random remarks, this won't draw a large audience, but it may spark an interest in what children in other countries read. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In their first English translation, these reproduced pages from the journals of an award-winning Egyptian illustrator and art director will introduce a wise, engaging and creative spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE LONGPANTS by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Coupled with a top-to-bottom layout accentuating the elongated focus of each scene, this is sympathetic and to the point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eddie's very tall, lanky stature poses more than a logistics problem at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN ON THE MOON by Martine Audet
Kirkus Star
by Martine Audet, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Daydreams on the first day of school lead to a happy ending thanks to a refreshingly responsive teacher. Read full book review >

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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF B by Daniel Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The combination equals Quinn, and makes for a helluva rant."
Loose sequel to Quinn's debut novel, Ishmael (1992), the odd and controversial winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Human cunning and canine smarts triumph once again."
Backcountry hiking turns out to be no walk in the park for the indomitable Chet and his human partner Bernie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION OF ST. MARK by Thomas Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"As history, okay. As polemic, obvious. As historical fiction, merely so-so."
There's no rest for a late-Renaissance Venetian. When there's a lull in making a fortune or harassing the infidel, there's always an intrigue to be made against some other Venetian. Read full book review >