Search Results: "Alex Carrick"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 2009

"A blog by any other name is still a blog."
A series of random, lighthearted anecdotes from a professional economist and family man. Read full book review >

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THE POLAR BEARS ARE HUNGRY by Carol Carrick
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"A good choice for the classroom, where teachers can explain the context, but likely to confuse younger listeners. (Fiction. 4-7)"
A confusing ending mars this otherwise attractive repeat collaboration between Carrick and her son Paul (Mothers Are Like That, 2000). Read full book review >

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BIG OLD BONES by Carol Carrick
Released: March 20, 1989

The Carricks' third imaginative picture book involving the most popular of subjects. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT FOR WOLFGANG by Paul  Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Further, while the traditional porcine tale's moral lauds the value of hard work and logic, the message implied by Dudley's victory—be yourself and you will defeat the wolves at your door—is undermined by the equally singular Rod and Slick's undoing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of the big bad recycler? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Part thriller, part legal primer, and full of trenchant drama and personalities, this book should be mandatory reading for all congressional representatives pondering how they'll vote on the future of the tobacco industry in America. (16 pages b&w photos)"
An eye-opening look at the news behind the news in America's landmark legal pursuit of Big Tobacco. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE by Carol Carrick
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Although the book suffers from a pat ending and the black-and-white sketches emphasize the bleakness of the topic, this title is a notch above pure bibliotherapy and will fill a special niche for children struggling to deal with the trauma of parental sickness and death. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Carrick (Melanie, 1996, etc.) sensitively explores the pain of a parent's death through the eyes, feelings, and voice of a nine-year-old boy whose world turns upside down when his father becomes terminally ill with cancer. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2009

"Enjoyably complicated plots with some well-depicted characters."
A complex mystery with multiple plots and a host of intriguing characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Nevertheless, dinosaur-enthusiasts will welcome the return of their long-necked, personable friends, which Milgrim depicts as cuddly, cartoon-like, Barneyesque blue, green, and purple creatures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Patrick's beloved dinosaurs (Patrick's Dinosaurs, illustrated by Donald Carrick, 1983, etc.) enter the new millennium with an updated imaginative flight. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Magical realism from cover to cover. (notes, biographical timeline, suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Two children briefly enter the magical world of surrealistic painter Frida Kahlo in this latest title of the Art Encounters series. Read full book review >

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MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"But in general he offers a coherent, big-picture view that will give young readers plenty of insight into the roots of their own cultures. (timeline, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Hill follows up his Harlem Stomp (2004) with an equally ambitious (and lavishly laid out) social history of the Boomers' finest decade: "Wilder than Gen X, more activist than Gen Y, these youths changed their world like no other generation has before or since." Read full book review >