November 1, 2016

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2—Unlike most fairy-tale villains, this predator has manners to a fault. Well, to his own fault, that is. In Leroy's latest picture book, readers are introduced to a capable rogue eager to devour his recently caught prey. Fortunately...

April 2, 2016

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1-A little rain never hurt anyone, until a little rain turns into a lot of rain, and a lot of rain turns into a flood. Stranded animals despair before they spy an odd sea creature in the distance. A whale? An octopus? No-it's a kind m...

January 2, 2016

From School Library Journal

Gr 4- 7:     Once upon a midnight dreary, Sybil Ludington rode weak and weary. Hers is a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, as she rode in darkness from house to house, rapping, rapping her maple branch upon each and every patriot's...

September 2, 2015

From School Library Journal

PreS-K—Join Aaron the Alligator in this whimsical tale by Eastman, which has been adapted into a Step 1 easy reader. Aaron is a playful alligator who greatly enjoys adventures with his friends. Whether he is playing hide-and-seek, throwing ar...

August 2, 2015

From School Library Journal

Gr 1–3—Mr. Putter and his trusty cat, Tabby, adore their friends, Mrs. Teaberry and her rascally dog, Zeke. They enjoy one another's company and often celebrate holidays and accomplishments together. When it is time to celebrate Mrs. Teaberry...

August 2, 2015

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Everyone's favorite buzzing fly is back in a delightful tale about developing a new story. Buzz has to create a fairy tale for his homework and he uses his trusty friend Fly Guy as inspiration. Fly Guy quickly rejects stories portra...

May 2, 2015

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—Aspiring chefs and fans of the Food Network will appreciate learning about the incredible journey of celebrity chef Samuelsson from this new edition of his autobiography Yes, Chef (Random, 2012), adapted for a teen audience. Samuelsso...

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I have the great honor of professionally reviewing books and plays for three organizations: School Library Journal, Theatre is Easy. and  re: theatre. My re:theatre YouTube channel can be found at the link above. On this page I feature some of my selected written reviews.

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