Search Results: "Soyung Pak"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR JUNO by Soyung Pak
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The illustrations, done in oil-paint glazes, are beautifully lit; the characters, particularly Grandmother, with her bowl of persimmons, her leafy garden, and her grey bun that looks 'like a powdered doughnut,' are charming. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Picture-book debuts for both author and illustrator result in an affectionate glimpse of intergenerational bonds. Read full book review >

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SUMI’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVER by Soyung Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Warm smudges of color layer together to provide simple illustrations for this sweet tale of a difficult and common experience no matter the ethnicity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first day of school can be frightening for any child, but when Sumi enters the noisy classroom full of children saying things that she doesn't understand, she decides that maybe school is a lonely, mean, and scary place as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE TO GROW by Soyung Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Perhaps in a small way here is a large contribution. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A simple story can sometimes grow into many compound emotions, like the delicate complexity of a flower. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at; frustratingly inaccurate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A brother and sister walk through woods and town, acknowledging autumn and welcoming winter in this picture book. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A visual success conjuring up the best about the seasons' changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As a child walks through woods and town, summer turns to fall, and the natural world is met with a friendly hello. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD? by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As welcome as the robin in springtime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Two children wander through the countryside listening to calls of common birds and wonder why the nesting robin alone does not make a sound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDPA'S CHAIR by Jiyeon  Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Pak's heartening tale about intergenerational caring warms the soul. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A granddaughter wants to find the perfect chair to cheer her grandfather up but learns it's the company you sit with that matters most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWERS ARE CALLING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Although it has some textual flaws, this quiet, introspective work beckons readers to keenly observe. (fact page, website) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Verse alternates with facts about pollinators, depicted with their preferred flowering plants. Read full book review >

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THE DINNER THAT COOKED ITSELF by J.C. Hsyu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A breath of fresh air in its beauty and simplicity. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-7)"
A retelling of an old Chinese folk tale emphasizes the goodness of its protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WORLD IS DREAMING by Rita Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A hushed, lyrical glimpse into the world of dreamers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dreams of woodland creatures—and one Little Dreamer's—take the spotlight in this whimsical exploration of nighttime fantasies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HELLO ATLAS by Ben Handicott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"So many different ways to say hello or to wish someone a good day, a fine meal, or a happy birthday! (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Children around the world offer greetings and conversational overtures in over 125 languages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOG by Kyo Maclear
Kirkus Star
by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A song about sharing that's sure to lift readers' spirits as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A people-watching yellow warbler finds a friend who shares his passion for noticing things. Read full book review >