Search Results: "Zoe Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SURPRISE GARDEN by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The surprise may not astonish readers—that seeds grow into plants—but that quibble doesn't detract from the green zing of spring across every page, and a garden population that includes ladybugs, rabbits, spiders, and ants. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a calendar of plant growth, this book is great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE APPLE PIE TREE by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An appealing study for young children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple nature story about an apple tree in winter, spring, summer, and fall. ``My sister and I have a tree that grows the best part of apple pie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLVING ZOE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"A key to the ciphers embedded in the story appears at the end, along with a list of sources. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Zoe is the black sheep of her eccentric, intelligent family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR ZOE by Philip Beard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Earnest and sensitive—to a fault."
In an epistolary first novel about the process of grieving, a 15-year-old girl writes letters to the younger sister whose death she feels responsible for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE IN WONDERLAND by Brenda Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Zoe G. Reindeer hates her last name and her big feet and anything else that makes her "just Zoe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE AND ROBOT by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Darling. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A precocious girl teaches her robot friend the art of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL LEAVES FALL! by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A best bet for classrooms, too. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A kaleidoscope of colors dazzle the eye in this exuberant celebration of the autumnal season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE AND HER ZEBRA by Clare  Beaton
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"However, the combination of vivid hues, curious creatures, and repetitive text make for an exhilarating foray into the world of ABCs for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Beaton's ingenious felt creations transform the standard alphabet book format into an exotic blend of colors, creatures, and children's names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE LETTING GO by Nora Price
Released: June 28, 2012

"Well plotted, skillfully written. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Why is Zoe trapped in what appears to be some kind of mental facility? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Zoe is a lively companion, but there's more Venice deliziosa in Christina Bjork's Vendela in Venice (1999) or all of Italy in Carol Weston's The Diary of Melanie Martin or: How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza (2000). (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Zoe Sophia and her dachshund Mickey visit her great aunt Dorothy Pomander, who lives in Venice. Read full book review >