Search Results: "Sophie Blackall"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU AWAKE? by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Diminutive in size—just right, really, for a midnight conversation—and pleasantly sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The titular question sparks a conversation many parents will find very familiar. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A story that will appeal more to parents than to the target audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the relationship between an African-American girl and her grandfather, Fox (Tough Boris, p. 479, etc.) has written a simple tale about the life cycle. Read full book review >

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THE BABY TREE by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A gentle, appropriate answer to a perennial question. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a small boy learns a baby's coming to his family, he wonders where it's coming from. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Guy Burt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Slight and obliquely told, but dense with atmospherics and creeping dread."
From the British author of The Hole (2001): a first US appearance of a slim, taut, creepy psychological thriller, written when Burt was 19. Read full book review >

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Sophie by Jennie Sargam
Released: June 5, 2015

"Though overlong and occasionally repetitive, this book offers three-dimensional portraits of emotional journeys for young and old alike."
A new-adult coming-of-age story from debut author Sargam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A treat for dog lovers."
Journalist Pearse tells the heartwarming lost-and-found tale of Sophie, an Australian blue heeler who became an unwitting castaway on St. Bees, an island off the Queensland coast. Read full book review >

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FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Beautiful but bifurcated, with the two stories in one making it a challenge to determine the audience. (photo album) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother tells a true bedtime story about the bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh's name. Read full book review >

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IVY AND BEAN TAKE CARE OF THE BABYSITTER by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2008

"Readers will look forward to the next installment of this series that celebrates the joys and thrills of friendship, unrestricted play and unfettered imagination. (Fiction. 6-10)"
The kids of Pancake Court are constructing a volcano from a giant mound of dirt, but right in the middle of the eruption Bean is called home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Subtitle notwithstanding, crafted more to amuse than edify. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This embellished tale is loosely based on a true event: the first international balloon flight, from England to France, in 1785. Read full book review >

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EDWIN SPEAKS UP by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This tongue-in-cheek tale of birth-order blues is a confection as sweet as it is silly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 8, 2011

"Gorey kids. (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
Delectably satiric nursery rhymes play with naughtiness and punishment. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

Even though she's still "a child with my hair yet cut across my forehead," the Emperor of China's daughter must leave her father's kingdom to marry the king of Khotan, who lives in a far-off desert oasis. Read full book review >