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BOOK REVIEW

The Sassy Divas by Yalda Alexandra Saii
Released: March 1, 2013

"A swift fable about navigating the perils of middle school."
A bossy middle school fashionista feels threatened by the new girl in Saii's YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL'S HALLOWEEN by Alexandra Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"All but extreme fans of the series can pass on this slim title. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this long-running series of nearly wordless picture books, young Madeleine and her beloved Rottweiler, Carl, set off for a Halloween evening adventure. Read full book review >

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CARL GOES TO DAYCARE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Another charmer, with more substance this time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest in this popular series about an appealing Rottweiler who takes responsibility for a tiny child in her mother's absence has more of a plot than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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CARL’S SUMMER VACATION by Alexandra Day
ADVENTURE
Released: June 5, 2008

"Day's paintings are as charming as ever, particularly in the joyful scenes of Madeleine riding on Carl's back, but one must wonder when Carl will be ready to retire. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Carl the protective Rottweiler and Madeleine the charming toddler return for another playful adventure in this popular series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The dogs are as charmingly true to life as ever, while the fantasy will beguile fans and worry a few literal-minded caregivers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The latest in this popular series is in a larger format that generously accommodates an outdoor setting and a new character: a puppy who joins canine babysitter Carl and his small human charge on the merry-go-round, digging in a flower bed, sharing an ice cream, calling at the zoo, etc.; the original duo even poses for a painting club whose members represent them in several recognizable styles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINCE 1920 by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Unexceptional but attractive and useful—the final events take the story beyond the usual The Little House conclusion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of what's happened to one neighborhood since a first couple moved out from the city 70+ years ago in order to build a new house on a piece of farm land . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL AT THE DOG SHOW by Alexandra Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Carl and his concept are getting a bit long in the tooth, but fans of the series and Rottweiler owners will still find Carl a charming canine character. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mischievous Madeleine and her canine companion, Carl the Rottweiler, attend a dog show in this latest entry in the long-running series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA MOSES by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2004

"A fresh-faced addition to young biography shelves and a sturdy choice for Women's History Month. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Veteran picture-book biographer Wallner has turned her hand to the life and work of the great 20th-century American Primitive painter Anna Mary Robertson, a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL'S BIRTHDAY by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1995

"Some of the pictorial cues in this episode are more acute than those in the earlier stories; they may need explaining to children under six. (Picture book. 4+)"
Carl, the smart Rottweiler, is five years old in this latest in the series of (almost) wordless books, in a new adventure with Madeleine, the little girl who is left in his charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAURA INGALLS WILDER by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"After this visual overview, readers are certain to turn to the list Wallner thoughtfully includes of Wilder's books, for a more adventure-filled version of her life. (Biography. 6-8)"
A picture-book biography, in the format of Wallner's Beatrix Potter (1995), that includes naive, highly patterned scenes of the pioneer girl many readers will already know from the Little House books, if not the television show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND MARLA by Alexandra Boiger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy and an owl learn what it takes to become true Olympians in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL MAKES A SCRAPBOOK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Here's a laid-back and sentimental Carl, yet another appealing side of the Åber-hound. (First printing of 75,000) (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Everyone's favorite rottweiler returns to the page. Read full book review >