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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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

POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. 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 >