Search Results: "Tammi Reichel"


BOOK REVIEW

FREAK CITY by Kathrin Schrocke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

Hormones, hearing and "Deafness 101" collide to form Schrocke's offbeat novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE RIVER DARKNESS by Marlene Röder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This novel is, well…lost in translation. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Readers will likely have difficulty connecting with this clunky translation of German author Röder's story about a young city girl who moves to the country with her family and quickly finds herself wrapped up in an otherworldly mystery when she befriends the two boys next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY FOR THE WAR by Anne C. Voorhoeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Though occasionally convoluted, it is ultimately a poignant, thoughtful work. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When her father is arrested on November 9, 1938 (Kristallnacht), and sent to a concentration camp, 10-year-old Franziska Mangold, raised Protestant though of Jewish ancestry, gets a coveted spot on the Kindertransport, which carries her from Berlin to London, where she is taken in by a kind-hearted Orthodox Jewish family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS by Tammi Sauer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Mack's furry and feathered wide-eyed animals rendered in ebullient acrylic are a great match for this fine farmyard fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Duck enjoys his solitude and his schedule. 6:00: stretch. 7:00: fluff feathers. 8:01: "glide across the perfectly still water"…until one day cattails obscure the "NO" in his "NO VISITORS WELCOME" sign, and Pig cannonballs in for some fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK, TRUCK, GOOSE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Don't duck this picture book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A story with limited text, nearly unlimited trucks, a picnicking goose, and a bevy of adorable animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME WANT PET! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Although the setting is prehistoric, the parental excuses standing between the protagonist and potential pets will sound familiar to contemporary listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN DANCE by Tammi Sauer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fly the coop to enjoy this hilarious adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A duck-and-chicken rivalry turns foul in this outrageous offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Never underestimate the power of good, especially when it's wrapped up in as sweet a package as Ginny Louise. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classroom's three terrors don't know what's hit them when new student Ginny Louise arrives in town. Read full book review >