Search Results: "Sophie Blackall"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AND TWO BOYS BOOED by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Viorst ably returns to the familiar trope of vanquishing childhood fears, nicely abetted by the talented Blackall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy waits with increasing trepidation for his turn in the class talent show in this cumulative story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A wickedly funny ramble. With bunnies. (Satiric mystery. 9-14)"
Horvath takes on the world of talking animals with all the absurdist, satirical panache fans have come to expect from the award-winning author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG RED LOLLIPOP by Rukhsana Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Charming and spirited. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dynamic visual design distinguishes this tale of sibling conflict in an immigrant family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT BEING AN ONLY CHILD? by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"A spunky, compassionate, though somewhat conventional response to the only-child syndrome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rosemary, an only child, is the center of attention and object of affection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PECAN PIE BABY by Jaqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Fresh and wise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A feisty big-sister-to-be narrates her ambivalence about her mama's impending childbirth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FINE DESSERT by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is no other word but delicious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Blackberry fool is a fine dessert indeed, and people have been making it for centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORD AND LADY BUNNY—ALMOST ROYALTY! by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A purely Horvath-ian (meaning hilarious) hop across the pond. (Comedy of manners. 9-14)"
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and the sixth-grade human child Madeline collide again in this silly, satirical sequel to Horvath's Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIGHTY LALOUCHE by Matthew Olshan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It remains to be seen whether young listeners will consider Lalouche a real contender. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
While he has no difficulty overcoming much larger and fiercer opponents in the boxing ring, the eponymous hero of this quirky collaboration may nonetheless struggle to find an appreciative audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IVY AND BEAN TAKE THE CASE by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Only a stooge couldn't love Ivy and Bean. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The intrigue swirls thick 'round Pancake Court. Read full book review >