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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IVY AND BEAN MAKE THE RULES by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Making the rules rules! (Fiction. 6-9)"
It's spring break, and Bean's big sister, Nancy, is off to Monkey Park, where she'll get to spend every day having secret, big-kid fun at Girl Power 4-Ever Camp for girls 11-14. Bean is 7. Read full book review >

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THE CROWS OF PEARBLOSSOM by Aldous Huxley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The story, however, is a powerful hymn to smarts, with unrepentant scorn for the greedy and the witless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Huxley's story, his only children's book and not meant for widespread publication, starts good and grim—just the thing to hold a young audience. Mrs. Crow's eggs are mysteriously disappearing: 297 eggs a year, "a fresh egg every single day—except Sundays, of course, and public holidays." Read full book review >

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IVY AND BEAN by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Readers are bound to embrace this spunky twosome and eagerly anticipate their continuing tales of mischief and mayhem. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A charismatic duo makes their debut in this new chapter-book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >