Search Results: "Sarah S. Brannen"


BOOK REVIEW

MADAME MARTINE BREAKS THE RULES by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lovely to look at but inartfully told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Following his adoption in Madame Martine (2014), Max the dog leads his owner on another chase—this time in the Louvre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME MARTINE by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Enchanting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Adopting a stray dog inspires a routine-bound woman to take a new view of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE BOBBY’S WEDDING by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"At the festive wedding, Chloe declares, 'I planned it all from the beginning,' as she realizes that she isn't losing an uncle, she's gaining one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A modest, affable look at jealousy and reassurance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The combination of thoughtful approach and careful crafting makes this an excellent resource for early nature study. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
An album of images and a simple text reveal that birds' feathers are far more versatile than one might expect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABC BOOK OF AMERICAN HOMES by Michael Shoulders
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Despite the uneven text, consider this as a low-key alternative to the likes of Ann Morris's Houses and Homes (1992) or, going further back, Mary Ann Hoberman's A House Is a House for Me (1978). (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Broad spaces, small figures, precise architectural details and clean, straight lines gives Brannen's art in this alphabetical gallery of housing an elegant simplicity that Shoulders's matter-of-fact commentary struggles to emulate: "A is for apartment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES by Norma Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Many, but not all, kinds of families. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An updated version of a family-diversity book from the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIG SCRAMBLE by Jessica Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A solid choice for home or school reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Life is hard when you're the baby of the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Move over King Tut. Lady Dai is in the house. (historical note, author's note, glossary, selected bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Debut author Liu-Perkins' infectious curiosity shines in this exploration of a Han dynasty burial chamber excavated in 1972. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY BEARY TOOTH FAIRY by Arthur A. Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Inspiring and clever, this story captures the simple joy and limitless possibility of belief. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young bear with a very loose tooth anticipates the visit of the mysterious, exciting and petrifying tooth fairy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >