Entries Tagged as 'Summer'

Treasury for All Seasons

December 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM In Treasury for all Seasons, Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, selected poems and organized them (with introductory sections and including some of their own pieces) using the progression of a year as their guide, from January through to December. Every page of poetry or song includes painted illustrations […]

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Chicken Said Cluck

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL A plucky little My First I Can Read! book that helped ease my daughter into reading. The repetition, simple storyline, and large font all make it early reader-friendly. Earl and Pearl are two kids who start growing their own pumpkins. Chicken wants to help but continually gets shooed out of the […]

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Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau

July 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN June 21st ushered in summer, and nothing is more analogous to this season than spending time at the ocean. While kids explore tide pools and swim in the sandy-bottomed waters, they may start to wonder what lies beyond. Jennifer Berne’s biography on Jacques Cousteau, Manfish, is a great seaside read to […]

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The Rabbit Problem

April 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Illustrating Fibonacci’s famous Rabbit Problem, in which the mathematician explored the numerical ramifications of  a hypothetical world in which a rabbit population increases exponentially, Emily Gravett’s delightful picture book follows a rabbit family through a year. Set up like a calendar, the book serves two equally important purposes: 1) to interest […]

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