Search Results: "A.G. Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE SAME SUN by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A worthwhile snapshot of a family that delights in its international and cross-cultural ties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eleven relatives from two countries gather under one sun for a wild (literally) birthday bash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALCOLM LITTLE by Ilyasah Shabazz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A daughter's proud but overwrought tribute to her father and his parents. (Picture book/ biography. 7-10)"
The childhood of the controversial African-American activist was shaped by parental love and white racism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, I'M JOHNNY CASH by G. Neri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An exceptional portrait of one of the most recognizable musicians of all time. (author's note, timeline, discography, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Before he was Johnny Cash, he was J.R., a country boy who lived a hard, farming life and loved music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROC AND ROE'S TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Nick Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"For fans only. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Celebrity children decorate a Christmas tree over the course of 12 days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOAL! by Mina Javaherbin
by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The paintings are realistic and evocatively capture the dusty alley and an incongruously lovely sunset, but ultimately neither words nor pictures come fully to life. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A group of friends enjoys a game of soccer in the street, fending off bullies and cleverly protecting their prized new regulation soccer ball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DADDY, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Martin Luther King III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An effective title to introduce young readers to Dr. King's message of peace and equal rights; though it's hardly the only picture book about the slain leader, the child's-eye view is a valuable one. (afterword) (Picture book/biography 4-7)"
His oldest son remembers the civil rights leader with affection and pride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD by Desmond Tutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking lesson for young readers on the destructiveness of bullying and racism. (letter to readers from Tutu, author's note) (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
Archbishop Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, remembers a life-changing and life-affirming moment from his childhood in racist South Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRENE'S WISH by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"With this book, Nolen and Ford broaden the African-American picture-book palette in ways that are both delightful and memorable. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tale of wishes, family and magic of many kinds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLES by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"Littles are loved from the moment they're born. / They're swaddled, / and coddled, / and kissed every morn." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARACK by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"There's no effort at nonpartisanship, making Obama something of a Messiah figure come to save America at its darkest moment—but it sure is heartfelt. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Winter brings all the passion he can muster to this picture-book biography of the Democratic presidential candidate, to whom he dedicates the book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Examine his name. (authors' notes, bibliography) (Informational fiction. 8-12)"
A handyman named R.E. Mital teaches a pair of twins about great African-American inventors and scientists as they explore their new house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Have cookie dough and frosting ready, as kids are sure to want to try their own hands at decorating after a few laugh-filled rereads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dinosaur-shaped cookie takes matters—and frosting—into his own doughy hands. Read full book review >