Search Results: "Sonja Danowski"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREVER FLOWER by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A lyrical, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Graceful writing and rich, mixed-media illustrations deliver a poignant story of longing, belonging and recognizing the gifts of the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NIGHT CAT by Sonja Danowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A gentle story that children will return to time and time again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's generosity toward animals in need reaps great rewards. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARTER HOUSE by Sonja Condit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Good, scary fun, packed with emotional nuance."
In Condit's creepy debut, a young couple's dream home turns out to be haunted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Awakening by Sonja Puhala
Released: July 28, 2012

"The cool concept drowns amid an overcrowded, divergent story."
Skilled secret agents attempt to save the world in Puhala's futuristic thriller. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT TIME STORY by Roberto Aliaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"While the dreamlike nature of the images is fairly accessible, children (and adults) may find themselves stopped cold by nonrhythmic sentence structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winner of the Lazarillo Award, the prize in Spain for children's literature, Aliaga weaves a tale translated into English with mixed results. Read full book review >

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LEMUEL THE FOOL by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"This rib-tickler should induce many a young armchair traveler to pay a visit to Chelm or Gotham. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Uhlberg (Mad Dog McGraw, 2000, etc.) presents a properly poker-faced retelling of a popular European folktale. Read full book review >

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AND THE COW SAID MOO! by Mildred Phillips
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2000

"A boisterous tale featuring some preschool favorites that will have most read-aloud sessions sounding like a bustling farm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rollicking barnyard tale designed to create noise, an inquisitive bovine wants to know why the other farm animals don't moo. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"While the game may be more enjoyable to play than to read about, this book may inspire children to tinker with and expand upon such rhymes on their own. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The well-worn, much-loved finger-and-toe game is elucidated and embellished to a fare-thee-well in this little picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS, AGE 11 by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The ending, as she falls head-over-heels in love with her twin baby brothers and accepts Sam's wish to adopt her, further illustrates the theme of the first book: love is risky, but worth it. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A hearty look at city girl making a new home on the range. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"Despite some omissions and lapses into pseudo-inspiration, this is frank and lucid, and presents an intimate picture of a star athlete and her sport. (8 pages b&w photo insert, not seen) (Author tour)"
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Joyner-Kersee, with Sports Illustrated editor Steptoe, delivers an autobiography that outshines much of the dismal competition. Read full book review >