Search Results: "Scot Ritchie"


BOOK REVIEW

SEE WHAT WE EAT! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid nutritional primer that is sure to get mouths watering for healthy food…and apple crisp. (recipe, glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Ritchie's group of friends from Look Where We Live! and Follow That Map! (2015, 2009) this time take a trip to Yulee's aunt's farm to see where food comes from and collect the ingredients for an apple crisp for the community potluck dinner. Read full book review >

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FEDERICA by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There's plenty of yuck-factor silliness, and the penultimate spread, of the family uniting for 'cleanup hour,' is very inviting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dirty dishes, food and leaves on the floor, mice, nasty insects like big-eyed flies, spiders, mice, a butterfly or two—what is a tidy little girl to do? Read full book review >

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LOOK WHERE WE LIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"An excellent addition for the community shelf, this minimizes didacticism while encompassing many aspects of the topic that are missing from other entries. (glossary, table of contents) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The five friends from Ritchie's mapping expedition (Follow That Map!, 2009) now explore their community, helping out along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HOUSE IS ALIVE! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"If nothing else, the spot-on matching of sounds to reasonable explanation may reassure kids that the disturbing noises a house can make aren't just being imagined—or maybe that it's monsters outside that are making a ruckus. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Mysteries of strange house noises are demystified in a picture book that brings the science while having its imaginative cake, too. Read full book review >

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P'ÉSK'A AND THE FIRST SALMON CEREMONY by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though there's not much of a storyline, the book is a good initial introduction to a lesser-known First Nations people. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A glimpse of life along British Columbia's Harrison River, a millennium ago. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THAT MAP! by Scot Ritchie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fun, if muddled, introduction to maps. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kids like maps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT MILLY DID by Elise Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Required reading for young eco-activists. (glossary, resource lists) (Biography. 8-11)"
A warm tribute to an unsung hero of the environmentalist movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An uneven effort that is too often unhelpfully simplistic. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Lightweight answers to FAQs about such subjects as birthdays, libraries, pets and road trips. Read full book review >

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SLOWPOKE by Emily Smith Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A clever early reader with challenging vocabulary and some food for thought to boot. (Early reader. 6-9)"
This entertaining early reader features Fiona, a girl who really, really likes to stop and smell the roses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An absorbing read from a novelist at the top of her game."
A young woman must choose between loyalty to her father and loyalty to her husband, but she decides not to be a pawn in men's power games anymore. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 25, 2004

"The history is everything here, so if you are a Scot or a Scotophile you will not be the least bit disappointed by the rather clunky narration and two-dimensional hagiography that prevails."
First fiction by New York financier Bruce, who unfolds the story of Scotland's great medieval warrior and king Robert the Bruce (1274-1329). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKFAST WITH SCOT by Michael Downing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"And with the (really rather endearing) figure of Scot, some lucky young actor will have the flamboyant role of a lifetime."
A middle-aged gay couple's misadventure in parenting is the subject of this wisecrack-laden fourth novel by the author of Mother of God (1990), etc. Life is moving along in an agreeable rut in Cambridge, Mass., for Sam, a busy chiropractor, and his partner Ed, who works for a tony art magazine (Figura) owned by a jet-setting cheapskate. Read full book review >