Search Results: "Tammie Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >

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PEDRO, FIRST-GRADE HERO by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This earnest Latino first-grader who overcomes obstacles and solves mysteries is a winning character. (Fiction. 5-7)"
The creators of the Katie Woo series turn their focus to a peripheral character, first-grader Pedro—Katie's friend and schoolmate. Read full book review >

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MY PUP by Margaret O’Hair
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

Rhythmic cadence, easy rhymes and repeated familiar words add up to a joyful, easy-to-read paean to the pleasures of puppy ownership. Read full book review >

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PEANUT’S EMERGENCY by Cristina Salat
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"A list of safety rules is attached to the jacket and can be retrieved from the publisher's Web site as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Peanut, a young African-American girl, gets a lesson in emergency management. Read full book review >

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ROSIE SAVES THE WORLD by Debbie Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Innocuous and utilitarian. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rushing around to get everything on her "Save-the-World spreadsheet" done, Rosie gains a better understanding of the meaning of tikkun olam (repairing the world by doing good deeds, or mitzvot.) Read full book review >

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LET'S HEAR IT FOR ALMIGAL by Wendy Kupfer
Released: April 16, 2012

"The charming story of a brave child's decision to make her life better."
An exuberant, cotton-candy pink introduction to hearing loss and cochlear implants for ages 5 and up. Read full book review >

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MY KITTEN by Margaret O’Hair
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Pussycat fans will delight in the contented orange kitten and her attentive little girl; repeated readings will be required. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Dream kitten, / fluff kitten, / sun kitten, / light. / Yawn kitten, / stretch kitten, / sweet kitten, / bright." Read full book review >

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A FAMILY LIKE YOURS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great start to some comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Don't be fooled by the title—this delightful offering is a welcome departure from stories about family groupings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jake's Kindergarten Checkup by Chrystal de Freitas
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"Help kids prepare for a doctor's visit, especially the kindergarten checkup, with helpful tips for Mom and Dad, too.
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Experienced pediatrician de Freitas shows her comforting bedside manner in this very encouraging, cheerfully illustrated picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GIFT MOVES by Steve Lyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2004

"Poetic language, a finely drawn plot, and engaging characters will surely make this a favorite of SF and fantasy fans as well as anyone who loves good storytelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In his debut, Lyon creates a futuristic world where wealth and material things are not measures of success or happiness. Read full book review >