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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust
Eve Bunting
0827605072
December 1995
Paperback
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Church & Synagogue Libraries
"This is an excellent book for sensitizing young people of any denomination to recognize injustice."

Book Description
In this unique introduction to the Holocaust, Eve Bunting encourages young children to stand up for what they think is right, without waiting for others to join them.

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Smoky Night
Eve Bunting
0152018840
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a story about cats -- and people -- who couldn't get along until a smoky and fearful night brings them together. The Los Angeles riots made author Eve Bunting wonder about what riots meant to the children who live through them -- and what we can all learn from such upheavals. She has written more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Night Tree and Summer Wheels, and many deal thoughtfully with difficult issues. Smoky Night was the winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal; an American Library Association Notable Children's Book; a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and a Parent's Choice Award. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Bunting addresses urban violence in this thought-provoking and visually...


The Summer of Riley
Eve Bunting
0064409279
Apr 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Bunting's straightforward story about an Oregon boy who learns to accept the loss of loved ones, including a dog, is heartwarming despite some heavy touches," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-With the recent death of his grandfather and his parents' decision to separate, 11-year-old William struggles with his grief and anger until an abandoned Lab comes into his life. Boy and dog bond immediately, but then William takes him to visit a neighbor. Without warning, Riley breaks away and begins to chase Peachie's old racehorse, causing injury to him. When the dog runs over to her farm again, she calls the animal-control officers and they take Riley away. Determined to save his pet from...


Night Tree
Eve Bunting
0152001212
October 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
PW called this Christmas story an "arrestingly simple tale" that "resonates with genuine warmth." Ages 4-8. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews
A classic nuclear family shares their own Christmas Eve tradition, leaving their conventionally decorated ranch house in Dad's pickup to deck a live tree in the woods with popcorn and fruit for the forest creatures. It's all deliberately cozy--the constant smiles; the hot chocolate and songs (the boy, who narrates, chooses a carol but little Nina wants ``Old MacDonald''); the boy tucked in at the end under a Christmas quilt that echoes the forest scene. A warm Christmas card of a book, in the best sense; Rand's moonlit watercolors are sure to be as popular as the conventional but warmhearted story....


The Ghost Children
Eve Bunting
0618604774
Oct 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-- Newly orphaned Matt and his little sister Abby are invited to live with their great-aunt Gerda in California. Upon their arrival they discover seven life-sized dolls in the front yard that their aunt refers to as her "children." Vandalism and a deliberately set fire turn out to be only the tip of the iceberg as Matt discovers that someone is trying to force his aunt out of her home. When two of the dolls are stolen, Matt becomes convinced that he must get Abby away. In the course of their flight the thief is accidentally discovered, and all is happily resolved. Mild doses of suspense and mystery, an interesting situation, and smooth writing make this an adequate choice. For really spine-tingling suspense mysteries, direct readers to Betty Wright's The Dollhouse Murders (1983), A Ghost in the...


Flower Garden
Eve Bunting
0152023720
March 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A girl and her father create a window box as a birthday present for her mother. PW said, "The plot scarcely portends the appeal of this lyrical, ebullient book." Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 1-A comforting, richly illustrated story about a birthday surprise. An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child's mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy. A reassuring choice for reading aloud.Barbara...


SOS Titanic
Eve Bunting
0152013059
Apr 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A dread sense of the inevitable drives this taut disaster story-and makes it nearly impossible to put down. Only moments after 15-year-old Barry O'Neill boards the Titanic in Queenstown, Ireland, the final port of call before the Atlantic crossing, he learns that the ship narrowly missed a collision at Southampton-a "bad omen," says a fellow passenger. Watley, Barry's steward in first class, claims intuitive knowledge that the voyage is ill-fated, while another uneasy passenger notes the shortage of lifeboats and refers to a novel written years earlier about an eerily similar ship called the Titan that sinks after colliding with an iceberg. Barry, understandably, is on edge-and so is the reader. When disaster finally strikes, Bunting (Spying on Miss Muller) unfolds the terrifying events in gripping climactic...


One Green Apple
Eve Bunting
0618434771
June 2006
Hardcover
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Review
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review : "This poignant, attractive offering fills a growing need for picture books about contemporary immigrants of Arab descent." BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW
Kirkus Reviews : "[A] gentle story about being new and different, with the author delivering her message in her classically subtle style." KIRKUS

Book Description
Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn't speak. It's hard being the new kid in school, especially when you're from another country and don't know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make...


I Love You, Too
Eve Bunting
0439450861
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K--Little Brown Puppy bestows upon his mama a "big, beautiful bone" as a token of his love and devotion. His actions inspire his friends to present their mothers with lovely gifts as well. There are few surprises in this ode to family affection. Rather, the text is a catalog of each creature's present and the mother's equally tender response. Watercolor illustrations that are sweet without being saccharine enliven the text, but the book still doesn't break any new ground. An additional purchase.--Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
"Once there was a little brown puppy who loved his mama very much. So he got the the best...


Turkey for Thanksgiving
Eve Bunting
0395742129
September 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although a paper turkey decorates Mrs. Moose's Thanksgiving table, she longs for the real thing--so her obliging husband sets out to find her one. He is joined by his soon-to-be dinner guests: Rabbit, in his quilted down vest; poky Porcupine, in his furry earmuffs; and ravenous Mr. Goat, who devours everything in sight, including Sheep's plaid hat. They find Turkey hiding in his nest, surrounded by signs that discourage visitors. Trying to console the terrified bird, Mr. Moose explains: "We just want you for Thanksgiving dinner," which only confirms Turkey's fears. Young readers will be as thrilled as Turkey to hear that Mrs. Moose wants him at her table, not on it. Together, Bunting's ( In the Haunted House ; The Wednesday Surprise ) good-natured tale and de Groat's ( Hi Bears, Bye Bears ) autumn-hued, richly...


One Candle
Eve Bunting
0060085606
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
On the first night of Hanukkah every year, Grandma recites her experience as a 12-year-old in Buchenwald, when she risked her life to steal a potato and margarine to improvise one Hanukkah light. The text feels somewhat forced until Grandma starts speaking, and then the audience will be gripped. Popp's (Sister Anne's Hands) uncannily lifelike, sympathetic group portraits, bathed in soft lighting that visually bridges them to sepia-toned flashback scenes of Buchenwald, evoke the abiding tenderness of family rituals respectfully observed. It would be a pity for the mistake on the cover (the candle is on the wrong side of the menorah here and several times in the interior art) to deter readers from the unusually moving story within. Ages 4-8.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


Going Home
Eve Bunting
0064435091
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
With its remarkable illustrations and its affectionate portrait of a migrant family, Eve Bunting's latest book is a jewel. Carlos, his parents, and his sisters visit the family village in Mexico. Mama and Papa are very excited, but the kids don't know what all the fuss is about. If they really love Mexico, what could be the point of leaving for America just for "opportunities"? As they watch their parents with the family, and sneak a peek at the two of them dancing in the moonlight to a song only they can hear, Carlos understands. "They love it here because it's home. They have left home for us." With clarity, warmth, and very few words, Bunting has explained those ever-new American dreamers to yet another generation. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Coffin on a Case
Eve Bunting
0060202734
Oct 1992
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-- Henry Coffin, the 12-year-old son of a private investigator, spends the summer before seventh grade realizing a long-held fantasy as he helps a high-school ``gorgeous babe'' find her kidnapped mother. Complete with dark basements, slimy pools, stolen art objects, and threatening kidnappers, the mystery unfolds skillfully and swiftly, aided by a breezy, humorous style. Henry's hero is Sam Spade, whom he imitates with a tough, macho swagger that, while often witty and tongue-in-cheek, is also frequently sexist. That his mother has been missing since Henry was an infant adds a touch of poignancy to his cool pose. The suspenseful story, simple style, and fast pace will hold the interest of even the most reluctant readers. --Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, MECopyright 1992...


Going Home
Eve Bunting
0060262966
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
With its remarkable illustrations and its affectionate portrait of a migrant family, Eve Bunting's latest book is a jewel. Carlos, his parents, and his sisters visit the family village in Mexico. Mama and Papa are very excited, but the kids don't know what all the fuss is about. If they really love Mexico, what could be the point of leaving for America just for "opportunities"? As they watch their parents with the family, and sneak a peek at the two of them dancing in the moonlight to a song only they can hear, Carlos understands. "They love it here because it's home. They have left home for us." With clarity, warmth, and very few words, Bunting has explained those ever-new American dreamers to yet another generation.

From Publishers Weekly
Diaz's fiesta-bright...


Wall
Eve Bunting
0395629772
August 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A boy travels to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with his father to seek out his grandfather's name. The well-matched text and illustrations are soft but stirring. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-- A boy and his father have come to the Vietnam War Memorial to look for the boy's grandfather's name among those who were killed in the war. They find his name surrounded, but far from lost, in the rows of print that "march side by side, like rows of soldiers." "I'm proud that your grandfather's name is on this wall," says the boy's father. The boy agrees, adding, "but I'd rather have my grandpa here." Before this powerful book is half finished, readers will be deeply moved. Bunting's understated prose captures the...


Dandelions
Eve Bunting
0152024077
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When a girl and her family move west to Nebraska in the 1800s, they face challenges as they build their sod house and settle into a new life. Ages 5-8. (May) Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3?Looking for a better life, a pioneer father moves his pregnant wife and daughters west. Both Zoe and Rebecca recognize their mother's isolation and depression as they arrive at their claim stake in the middle of the prairie, and try to work extra hard to please her. Zoe's first-person account describes a visit to neighbors (only three hours away) and a trip to town for supplies, where she finds something that she hopes will help cheer her mother: a clump of dandelions, which she and her father speculate came west as a...


I Have an Olive Tree
Eve Bunting
0060275731
Apr 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this visually arresting picture book, Sophia "receives" an olive tree from her grandfather on her seventh birthday, one that still grows on his native Greek isle. Months later, her dying grandfather requests that Sophia and her mother travel from California to Greece to the olive tree to hang the beads that had belonged to Sophia's grandmother, as a remembrance. During the course of the trip, Sophia learns a great deal about her family's homeland. Bunting (Smoky Night) spins a quietly nostalgic tale that transports readers to the exotic setting with images of whitewashed houses "sleeping in the sun" and a sponge seller's wares "stacked around him like great lumps of honeycomb." In a visual homage to Greek culture, Barbour (Street Music) deftly adapts her folk-art style to incorporate elements of local art and...


One Candle
Eve Bunting
0060281154
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
On the first night of Hanukkah every year, Grandma recites her experience as a 12-year-old in Buchenwald, when she risked her life to steal a potato and margarine to improvise one Hanukkah light. The text feels somewhat forced until Grandma starts speaking, and then the audience will be gripped. Popp's (Sister Anne's Hands) uncannily lifelike, sympathetic group portraits, bathed in soft lighting that visually bridges them to sepia-toned flashback scenes of Buchenwald, evoke the abiding tenderness of family rituals respectfully observed. It would be a pity for the mistake on the cover (the candle is on the wrong side of the menorah here and several times in the interior art) to deter readers from the unusually moving story within. Ages 4-8.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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That's What Leprechauns Do
Eve Bunting
0618354107
January 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3–As storm clouds gather ominously in the Irish sky, three diminutive leprechauns rouse themselves to dig up their pot of gold and place it at the end of the coming rainbow. Ari hurries Col and Boo along the country road, intent on accomplishing their task, but the friends cant resist stopping to pull some mischievous pranks along the way, because thats what leprechauns do. They paint the hooves of Mrs. Ballybunions cow bright scarlet, tie Old Jamie Bradleys drying long johns into a knot, and plant a yellow tennis ball in the nest of Miss Maudie Murphys hen. At last, as the raindrops begin to fall, the playful tricksters reach Padddywhackers Bog, dig up their treasure, and set it in place. As the rainbow arches across the sky to touch the pot of gold, the trio settles down to wait, but nobody...

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