Search Results: "Stephen Sweet"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S ATLAS OF THE WORLD by Jon Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"The bare-bones approach won't inspire researchers; there is plenty of information in these pages, but it has not been knit into an effective whole. (maps, diagrams, charts, index) (Nonfiction. 8- 10)"
This atlas is but a small step forward from the principal-ports geography of earlier efforts, yet still supplies nuts-and-bolts coverage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUPELO RIDES THE RAILS by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2008

"Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a winsome tale laced with doggy humor, an abandoned canine tags along with a pack of other four-legged fellows searching for new homes, before finding a companion to call her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING THE VICTORIANS by Matthew Sweet
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Sweet shines a light in some dark corners of the Victorian Era—but, ultimately, over-argues his point. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A skewering of the popular view that Victorians were the uptight and stern figures we know and love to make fun of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE'S BABY TOOTH by Maryann Macdonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

When Rosie, the appealing little rabbit introduced in Rosie Runs Away (1990), loses her first tooth, admires it so much that she's reluctant to part with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLY JULY by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Scintillating! (permissions, acknowledgments) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Choosing from works spanning three centuries, Janeczko artfully arranges 36 elegant poems among the four seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE IN LONDON by Joan MacPhail Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A terrific choice for readers with an interest in art history, this is a strong, appealing story on its own. (artwork credits, biographical notes, author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1895, and Charlotte, formerly of Boston, is leaving Giverny, France, where her father studies painting with Monsieur Monet, for London, where her mother hopes to model for John Singer Sargent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY LAUNDRY PILE by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2001

"Janeczko has a wide following through his own poetry collections, anthologies, and books on writing poetry, so this collection should find a ready audience, especially in school libraries. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Janeczko (A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems, p. 411, etc.) advocates using poetry in the classroom daily, and teachers who are introducing the concept of point of view will find some unique ways to get the point across through these poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE LAMBS by Alice B. McGinty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And as a bonus, little ones who've yet to experience the irony of the slumber party will get solid training in the stay-awake-at-all-costs ritual. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In her debut picture book, McGinty depicts a slumber party that takes a sleepless turn in a comical counting rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS IN CYBERSPACE by Dian Curtis Regan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"This offering in the series puts middle-grade readers right into Rilla's shoes, and it couldn't be a better fit. (Fiction. 8-12)"
As readers of Regan's Monsters in the Attic (1995) already know, Rilla Harmony Earth (formerly Rilla Pinowski) receives a different monster in the mail every month. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >