Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
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Series: Learn to Speak…


Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Readers may come away knowing how to talk the talk, as the title promises, but little more. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A quick overview of how movies are made, offering encouragement and generic advice rather than specific information. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"The whole is written in a gender-neutral tone, without condescension but with a certain number of assumptions about access to technology and tools like cameras and sewing machines. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The third in a series of lively approaches to creative endeavors (Learn to Speak Dance, by Ann-Marie Williams and illustrated by Jeff Kulak, 2011, etc.), this offers genuine advice amid a sea of exclamation points. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The enormous popularity of dance and music videos and TV dance competitions should provide a ready and eager audience of children and teens who love to move. (index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
From ballet to breakdancing and from backyard to Broadway, a guide to all aspects of practice, production and performance. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Rightly observing that "there's always room for one more song, one more voice," Crossingham offers encouragement and advice for young rock-star wannabes based on his years of touring and recording with several indie bands. Read full book review >