Search Results: "Stephen Pimpare"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A useful counter against those who blame the poor for their bad luck."
Illuminating history of America's poor, disproving many stereotypes while emphasizing that the social safety net varies "depending upon who you are, when you live, and where you live." Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A spooky good time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pumpkins are picked up one by one in a spooky board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AT THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Although the landscapes Savage creates are highly stylized, they have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this strong graphic treatment of a traditional theme, 10 Halloween pumpkins are spirited away or destroyed one by one by various seasonally appropriate, sometimes-scary entities: a scarecrow, a mummy, a bolt of lightning, a hungry ghost, alligators in a pond, pirates ("Arrr!"), an owl, a witch and a spider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVALDI AND THE INVISIBLE ORCHESTRA by Stephen Costanza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Altogether, a pleasing interpretation of the creative process and the power of art to connect individuals. (author's note) (Picture book. 4­-7)"
Girls and women are often the overlooked players in music history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"This emotional honesty alone is a reason to buy this book; the giraffe and Einstein are the icing on McCranie's cake. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
It's hard not to like a main character who brings a lab coat and briefcase to elementary school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GETS A JOB by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Though this is not the most dynamic of Sally's adventures, Huneck's woodblock print illustrations in his distinctive folk-art style are always as charming as Sally herself. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Huneck continues his popular series about Sally the black lab with this sixth entry in the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GOES TO THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A playful romp through the fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sally's latest adventure finds her once again taking a road trip, but this time it's to a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OUT WITH DADDY by Stephen Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Clichés abound, but are often true enough to make this a jocular yarn that delights in father-and-son bonding. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This caper shares the fun that Dad and son have while Mom's away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWIGBOY by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The messy exuberance of Gammell's illustrations is as enjoyable as ever, but the story, which cuts off abruptly and may or may not be all or partly told in flashback, will leave readers floundering. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gammell (Is That You, Winter?, 1997, etc.) plays to his artistic strengths in this twiggy, mud- and verdure-spattered friendship tale, but, whether by chance or design, leaves several aspects ambiguous. Read full book review >