Search Results: "Stephanie Calmenson"


BOOK REVIEW

STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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OLLIE'S CLASS TRIP by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not as strong as Ollie's first outing but still a good choice to share with classes before a field trip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Since Ollie already knows what to expect on the first day of school (Ollie's School Day, 2012), this time he tackles another school staple: field trips. Read full book review >

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JAZZMATAZZ! by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calmenson and Degen have created a bright, syncopated jam session sure to please storytime audiences—but not recommended for bedtime reading. (author/illustrator note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
"When the weather gets cold / And a mouse slips in, / A jazzmatazz story / Is sure to begin." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY AT THE PANDA PALACE by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Still, clues are evident enough and the combination of a popular theme and winning ending emphasizing a friendship's reunion in a jovial zoo-like setting will encourage repeated readings with gleeful shouts at the appropriate time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mouse's birthday party is at The Panda Palace, and all her friends are attending, each bringing a special gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 2007

"Children who are afraid of dogs, as well as those who love them, will find this volume useful and encouraging. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
Harry is a cheerful and friendly long-haired dachshund who serves as the first-person narrator for this thoughtful look at the best way for a child to meet dogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Roche's friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it's as if the Borrowers have landed in school. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The scary story of the teeny tiny woman has been expanded into an explanatory tale that works well on its own but without the original story's pounce of surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO HONKING ALLOWED by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Put pedal to the metal and read this as fast as wheels will allow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At last, an answer to that long-standing question: would you trust a T. rex in the driver's seat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Sweet fills her vibrant illustrations with bright citrus colors and bouncy children of varied ethnicities who help bring the rhymes to life. (Picture book/poetry. 4-6)"
Calmenson, herself a former kindergarten teacher, explores that world in this collection of original poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME, BABY! by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Just like this.' (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
A collection of original poems offers cheery readalouds for very young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Perky and pertinent. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An assortment of two dozen rhymes touts the triumphs of toddlerhood in this wonderfully affirming collection. Read full book review >