Search Results: "Stephanie Roth Sisson"


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STAR STUFF by Stephanie Roth Sisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Both friendly and inspiring—just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Young Carl Sagan looks endearingly like his grown-up self, with expressive dark eyebrows and a cheerful look of inquiry, in this warm account of the life of the notable scientist. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS POSEY AND THE TINY TREASURE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"New readers, especially girls, will be happy to see that another Posey book is in the works. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Obedient Posey worries about the Consequences Drawer, the place where Ms. Lee sequesters all the toys and other tchotchkes that kids love to bring to school. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS POSEY AND THE FIRST GRADE PARADE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"First graders will be looking for more stories about Posey. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Posey is nervous about first grade. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS POSEY AND THE NEXT-DOOR DOG by Stephanie Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Posey is the perfect fictional friend for any first-grade girl. (Chapter book. 5-8)"
Posey, now a first grader, wants to be a big kid but she is still a little girl. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS POSEY AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Here's hoping for more tales of Posey. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Posey loves everything about first grade, especially her beloved teacher, Miss Lee. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, MISS DOOVER by Robin Pulver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Educators and parents will be thanking author and illustrator for this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Poor Miss Doover—it's no easy feat to get her class to write tactful thank-you notes in proper friendly-letter format. Read full book review >

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TWO CHRISTMAS MICE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Since these new friends need a chance to use their new china tea set, Willamouse and Annamouse are, as you know, likely candidates to celebrate other holidays together in further installments. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Willamouse and Annamouse are two civilized mouse ladies who each live alone in their own well-furnished burrows that, unbeknownst to them, share a common parlor wall. Read full book review >

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BLOCK PARTY TODAY! by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"It's just a matter of time until the girls set aside their differences to enjoy a summertime tradition. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A neighborhood block party is the setting for this spot-on tale of friendship and togetherness. Read full book review >

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DOGGONE...THIRD GRADE! by Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2002

"Roth's delightful and emotional black-and-white illustrations, particularly of the bereft Gordie talking on the phone with Lamont, add a lot to this thin tale. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Miss Tingle's third-grade class is having a talent show. Read full book review >

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DEAR WHISKERS by Ann Whitehead Nagda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Roth plants smiling, natural-looking people into everyday settings, perfectly capturing this episode's relaxed, uncontrived atmosphere. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nagda (Tiger Territory: A Story of the Chitwan Valley, 1999) offers middle readers a taste of the pleasures and rewards of helping others. Read full book review >

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THIRD GRADE GHOULS by Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2001

"For fans of Cam Jansen and the Boxcar Children. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Remember when you tried to think of the perfect Halloween costume? Read full book review >

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VEGAN IS LOVE by Ruby Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Roth offers a strong statement in support of a philosophy that some adults may wish to share with the children in their lives. (suggestions for further action) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sure to provoke controversy and discussion, this illustrated introduction to vegan living occasionally leans too heavily on assumptions but generally offers a clear view of the topic. Read full book review >