Search Results: "ALC Staff"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY SAYS by ALC Staff
Released: April 20, 1988

"A wonderful vignette; a treasure to share."
From this year's Caldecott Honor winner: a warm, loving book for babies and toddlers about the interaction between a baby in a playpen and his older brother, who is playing with blocks. Read full book review >

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EARLY MORNING IN THE BARN by Nancy Tafuri
Released: Oct. 17, 1983

"Most important: an inventive scripting of animal sounds; an auspicious display of Tafuri's particular strengths as an illustrator; a book for toddlers to start with—and grow on."
From the rooster's "Cock a doodle doo" to the mother hen's "cluck cluck": three little chicks "cheep cheep" their way through the barnyard, greeting dog and geese and ducks and pigs ("owoo," "honk honk," "quack quack," "oink oink")—in sunny, poster-y pictures with lots of sideline activity for the watchful child. Read full book review >

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SAY IT! by James Stevenson
illustrated by James Stevenson, by Charlotte Zolotow, edited by ALC Staff
Released: Oct. 20, 1981

"Tender or mushy depending on the beholder, this latest of Zolotow's sweet nothings is balanced by Stevenson's pictures, which make the scenes bracingly splendiferous rather than soft-focus soggy."
"Say it! Say it!" cries the little girl as she and her mother take a walk through the autumn leaves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Well-researched, engrossing, and admirably objective, Shalom, Friend is a significant contribution."
An absorbing portrait of the remarkable life of the late Israeli Prime Minister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"Convincing and damning but unlikely to influence U.S. leaders because the electorate largely approves of drone warfare. Apparently killing terrorists takes priority over legal niceties or the deaths of innocent non-Americans."
In this angry but well-documented polemic, journalist Scahill (Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, 2013, etc.) and his colleagues at the Intercept add to a growing genre that denounces our leaders' fascination with a cheap, seemingly risk-free way to kill terrorists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"An excellent job of synthesizing the many voices made available through the newspaper to form a coherent and forceful narrative. (16 pp. b&w insert, not seen)"
The planes came out of the blue, but their intentions were long in the making as New York Times reporter Bernstein (Dictatorship of Virtue, 1994, etc.) explicates in this taut narrative of the events, personalities, and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Read full book review >