Search Results: "Sophie Windham"


BOOK REVIEW

READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENNY PENNY by Vivian French
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"A welcome addition to the fairy-tale genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The traditional tale gets a new—and happier—ending in this clever retelling. Read full book review >

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THE OBVIOUS ELEPHANT by Bruce Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This one's a good bet for read-aloud fun; older audiences will likely appreciate Robinson's skillful yarn-spinning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Imagine a town, in a country, where a simple thing like an Elephant had never been seen, or even heard of . . ." Read full book review >

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UNICORNS! UNICORNS! by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Windham's watercolors, with their eclectic imagery, are the book's one source of epic endeavor. (Picture book. 5-9)"
McCaughrean (Silver Treasure, p. 144, etc.) fashions a legend for the unicorns that gets hung up on idolatry: These creatures are too wonderful, too selfless for their own good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hospice by Ellen J. Windham
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A homey, candid, touching, empathic, and invaluable resource for those dealing with the specifics of a loved one's last days."
A layperson's guide to the end of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, NEMO by J. Dharma
Released: May 22, 2012

"Sharp, well-shaped adventure that takes on water at the end."
Although Nemo, of Jules Verne's classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, has been narrative fodder for decades, this engaging debut novel from Dharma and Deanna Windham puts a new spin on his mythos. Read full book review >

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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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF WONDERFUL WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fine addition to the word-book shelf, aside from that crocodile. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This multicultural take on a Busytown sort of place is rife with opportunities for I-spy reading and language acquisition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The lack of an index limits the usefulness of the title for school assignments, but science enthusiasts will enjoy this attractively illustrated look at science at work. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Webb, an ornithologist and artist, describes and illustrates her two-month stay at the bottom of the world, studying a breeding colony of Adélie penguins on Cape Royds, an island off the coast of Antarctica. Read full book review >

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MY BIG BAREFOOT BOOK OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH WORDS by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Use as a picture dictionary in households that are already bilingual. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
This bilingual pictorial word book follows a family from morning to evening as it introduces words and a few sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >