Review of A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Candlewick    40 pp. 3/12    978-0-7636-5893-9    $16.99 “The bus brought change to Stella’s street…Stella changed, too.” It’s quiet, pale Stella who takes her thumb out of her mouth and steps onto the bus that has been abandoned outside her house, claiming it for […]

Review of Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

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Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; illus. by Molly Bang Primary    Blue Sky/Scholastic    48 pp. 5/12    978-0-545-27322-0    $18.99    g Although it stands alone well, this book is a companion to Bang’s My Light (rev. 5/04) and Bang and Chisholm’s Living Sunlight (rev. 5/09). The authors bring a […]

From the Guide: Mythology

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Sirens may be the new vampires. In the spring 2012 Guide issue, there are no fewer than five books about sirens (and another four about mermaids). In any event, Greek mythology seems to be having its own resurgence, hot on the wingéd heels of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books. The following titles, all recommended by […]