Search Results: "Shelagh McNicholas"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BALLET STAR by Adèle Geras
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Little ballerinas may enjoy the story, but it is too bland to be anything more than an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a dream come true for a little birthday girl whose aunt is the prima ballerina of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR BALLET by Adèle Geras
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Geared for the tiniest tiptoes, this sparkling tale is bound to delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tilly is tickled pink because it's Tuesday, the day for ballet lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU FOREVER by Margaret Park Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Although the message of a parent's endearing and constant love is always welcome, the bland treatment here will leave young readers wanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young child asks, "Mommy, what age was I cutest of all? / Now that I'm bigger or when I was small?" The pages that follow are her reply. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT PONY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The lack of picture storybooks on this perennially popular topic should keep this trotting off the shelves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Written in the first person with a simple, direct style and repetition, this accessible tale chronicles a young girl's early love for horses and her eventual search for the "perfect pony." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM JAZZ by Jessica Herthel
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"An empowering, timely story with the power to help readers proclaim, in the words of Jazz's parents, 'We understand now.' (Picture book. 3 & up)"
An autobiographical picture book describes trans-youth activist Jazz Jennings' story of embracing and asserting her transgender identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NARROW ESCAPE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A tough but realistic view of the inner workings of a rather nasty boy. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris is a boy kids love to hate—with good reason. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF AMERICA WERE A VILLAGE by David J.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The premise isn't new, but it's never been used to better effect for deepening the understanding that children have about the 306 million (and counting) other people with whom they share this land. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Smith and Armstrong follow up If the World Were a Village (2002) with a similarly eye-opening portrait of the United States as a "village" of 100 people (roughly one per 3,000,000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIT FEATHERS  by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This concluding volume in an interesting concept series is strengthened by colorful characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris' obnoxious, bullying behavior makes Ferguson just want to "spit feathers" in this conclusion to the Lobster Chronicles trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOTEL JUNGLE by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Painfully absurd. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A vacationing family ends up in the middle of an improbable adventure in a hotel run entirely by baboons. Read full book review >