Search Results: "Piccolo Picture Books"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Welcome permission to shake things up, with an important acknowledgment of the art form at the core of modern storytimes. (FAQ, sample storytime questions, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. Adult)"
An in-depth exploration of the author's Whole Book Approach: a way to slow storytime down and consider children's responses to art, design, and other visual elements. Read full book review >

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PICCOLO by James Baddock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Gratuitously violent yet curiously dull—a pale imitation of an early-Sixties thriller."
Here, in Baddock's latest (Emerald, etc.), a yuppie police detective and pretty police sergeant roll up their sleeves to do battle with an evil multinational conglomerate—one that's trying to foist shoddy techno-goods on a too-trusting United Kingdom. Read full book review >

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I REALLY HAVE TO GO! by Fiona Rempt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2010

"Look for winces of sympathy and steady streams of laughter from young readers. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Bladder pressure drives a lad to desperate measures in this short but suspenseful import. Read full book review >

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BOOKS! by Murray McCain
by Murray McCain, illustrated by John Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Garish colors, dated feel, unclear audience. This book is annoying rather than informative. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Designed in a vertical format reminiscent of Victorian billboards and using a plethora of wood typefaces amid a surfeit of magenta and yellow, this book purports to answer the question "What is a book?" Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT by D. Anne Love
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 27, 2007

"How Phoebe and her not-so-perfect family survive and emerge stronger makes this a rewarding read, despite a vaguely soap-ish plot. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A contemporary teen watches her "picture perfect" family nearly disintegrate when her mother unexpectedly leaves. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT by Elaine Marie Alphin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Still, disturbing, engrossing, and thought-provoking. (Fiction. YA)"
After 14-year-old Teddy Camden inexplicably disappears, his best friend, an abused boy who "zones out" and cannot remember whole sections of time, has to confront his personal demons as he tries to figure out what happened. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A revised and expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Bang's go-to text about visual perception, or "how pictures work," delivers sublime design and picture-book-art commentary for readers and artists alike. Read full book review >

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PICTURE DAY by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Not quite as easy a read as similarly formatted Boris on the Move, by Andrew Joyner (2013), this will nonetheless appeal to emergent female readers wishing to look especially accomplished to their peers—and who doesn't enjoy that feeling? (Fiction. 5-7)"
Shaped like an early chapter book rather than an easy reader, this effort, one of a new series called Branches, introduces super-duper Missy and her encounter with school picture day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALSE PICTURE by Veronica Heley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Plucky as she may be, Bea, lacking the inner dimension of Heley's long-running heroine Ellie Quicke, comes across as following the plot rather than driving it."
Her second outing packs Bea Abbott (False Charity, 2007) off to Bruges on the trail of an international art thief. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Well done. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Raimondo presents five Impressionist artists to young readers via guided views of their work. Read full book review >