Search Results: "Genera Kids"


BOOK REVIEW

KIDS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wiley Kids in the Adventure of Cottonwood Canyon by The Wiley Kids
Released: March 22, 2015

"A well-written blend of education and entertainment, with relatable young protagonists and a deft 21st-century twist on historical sleuthing."
In this lively and inventive e-book, five canyoneering young friends shift into detective mode when they stumble upon a mystery rooted in Native American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Glossary; notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode follows up her often-censored Kids Having Kids (1980) with a smorgasbord approach to such topics as sex, pregnancy, abortion, foster care, adoption, and parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Both a good starting point for learning about volcanoes and an easy-reader resource for information. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
One of the latest in the Science Scoops series, this is a level 3 intended for confident readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDDLING KIDS by Edgar Cantero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Meddling? Middling. A pleasing enough confection, but no great advance for either pop culture or the author's development."
Barcelona-based novelist Cantero (The Supernatural Enhancements, 2014) returns with a lightly spun yarn steeped in decades-old American pop media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC KIDS by Laura Ellen Williams
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Of course, all the smiling, dirty, sleeping, pensive, joyful, shiny faces blatantly manipulate the viewer's emotions, but only the most curmudgeonly will object. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Here's a recipe tried and true: on each page, one large letter, one familiar word that begins with that letter, and one big, bright close-up color photo of a beautiful young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"Shurkin successfully humanizes the Terman study at the same time that he lifts the veil of romance from its subjects."
A revelatory report on the late Lewis Terman's extraordinary study of nearly 1,500 intellectually ``gifted'' children, a study that began in 1921 and continues today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An insightful book that paints a disturbing picture of the collapse of the working class and the growth of an upper class that seems to be largely unaware of the other's precarious existence."
A political scientist calls attention to the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A must-read for any parent frustrated or heartbroken over their child's difficulties striking out on their own."
Parenting expert and therapist Pickhardt (Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth About the Pre-Teen Years, 2010, etc.) tackles the issue of recently graduated students failing in the "real world" and provides suggestions on how concerned parents can help. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Skeptics will argue that this is a pipe dream; despite a carefully outlined budget in the appendix, it's a valid point. However, the author provides an important, well-researched wake-up call, and any part of it that educators and lawmakers take into account is worthwhile."
A comprehensive, community-based plan for education and child development. Read full book review >

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KIDNAP KIDS by Todd Strasser
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1998

"Steven and Benjy's feelings, however, will be understandable to plenty of young readers, and just as close to their hearts will be the wish to—occasionally—take their own parents prisoner. (Fiction. 10-12)"
There's nothing like a terrorist attack to bring a family back together, as two brothers and their hyper-frantic parents discover in this wild, patchy problem novel from Strasser (Hey Dad, Get a Life!, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH KIDS by Robert Westbrook
Released: May 1, 1992

"In all: an untaxing spin through Hollywood unhappiness."
Westbrook (Lady Left, The Left-Handed Policeman), son of the late Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, returns with a lurid family portrait and murder mystery, set in the moneyed world in which he grew up (the same world we glimpse in half-sister Wendy Fairey's nonfictional One of the Family, p. 228). Read full book review >