Search Results: "Thomas F. Yezerski"


BOOK REVIEW

A FULL HAND by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"A sure hit with young budding engineers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers young and old are sure to learn something new in this informative story. Read full book review >

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TOGETHER IN PINECONE PATCH by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 1998

"The story has the ring of an oft-told family story, yet is universal enough that children will grasp both the tensions and resolution, in a place and time that only seems long ago and far away. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A family story that will resonate for many young readers, with wonderful pictures that seem drawn from a photo album. Read full book review >

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MEADOWLANDS by Thomas F. Yezerski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A spectacular offering nevertheless. (author's note, selected bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Once a vast wetlands west of New York City, home to Native Americans and extensive wildlife, New Jersey's Meadowlands was diked and drained by early European settlers and later developed and trashed. Read full book review >

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ROSE AND RILEY by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2005

"Yezerski's soft pastels have just enough charm, energy and cuteness to match the gentle stories. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
A three-chapter easy reader with the now predictable two anthropomorphized animal friends. Read full book review >

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MIMMY AND SOPHIE ALL AROUND THE TOWN by Miriam Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2004

"A treasure for those not quite ready for Cleary and Hurwitz. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Mimmy and Sophie are back! Read full book review >

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ROSE AND RILEY COME AND GO by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2005

"New readers will love reading these on their own. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Rose the little vole and Riley the big groundhog, have another trio of small adventures punctuated by intriguing thoughts on wordplay and perception. Read full book review >

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MRS. MUDDLE’S HOLIDAYS by Laura F. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2008

"This is perfect for every collection, especially those serving elementary schools. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Katie is sure her neighbors on Maple Street celebrate every holiday in existence, from Ramadan to Pioneer Day, until Mrs. Muddle moves in. Read full book review >

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PINCH AND DASH AND THE TERRIBLE COUCH by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A good choice for newly independent readers not quite ready for longer fiction. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An oversized couch with "daring dashes of red" causes a conundrum for understated Pinch. Will good friend Dash find a way to make it work? Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's hoping more servings of this charming duo will make it to the (reading) table. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. Read full book review >

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THE WINNER’S WALK by Nancy Ruth Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2006

"However, Case is a sympathetic, appealing hero, and readers will root for him as he makes an important decision that shows what being a winner is really about. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Everyone in Case Callahan's family is a winner—except for Case. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >