Search Results: "Sonja Wimmer"


BOOK REVIEW

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

I LOVE MY PURSE by Belle DeMont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Affirming of gender nonconformity if somewhat fragmented. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A purse-wearing boy inspires others to wear and do what they wish, too. Read full book review >

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THE WORD COLLECTOR by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Beautiful, haunting descriptions of words and the power they hold will make this a favorite for linguaphiles, both old and new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl shares her love of words and their power in this fanciful tribute to language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGO, THE FOX WHO WANTED EVERYTHING by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An entertaining story with whimsical illustrations and lots of heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bogo fails in his attempts at zany self-improvement inventions but eventually realizes the power of his innate gifts. Read full book review >

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WALKING THROUGH A WORLD OF AROMAS by Ariel Andrés Almada
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though the abrupt ending will raise more questions than answers, this is a grand story wrapped up in delicious packaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like Water for Chocolate for the picture-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY OF AFGHANISTAN by Ana A. de Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Ardent advocacy for Afghan peace. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young girl dreams of the day peace will come to contemporary Afghanistan, the war-torn country she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY OF CAPTAIN SCAREDY CAT by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The suggested coping strategy won't work for all children, but if read with proper gusto, the book will be a sure storytime hit. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A once fearless pirate captain gets his mojo back—just in time for bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SURPRISE FOR MRS. TORTOISE  by Paula  Merlán
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a little roundabout, but this friendship tale gets there in the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Mrs. Tortoise discovers wrinkles. It doesn't make her day. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Informative and engaging."
Lyubomirsky (Psychology/Univ. of California, Riverside; The How of Happiness, 2008) dismantles culturally generated myths of happiness and offers strategies to help people "reach and exceed [their personal] happiness potentials." Read full book review >