Search Results: "Alex Pang"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Why didn't the author just use photos? (Glossary; index) (Biography/Picture book. 9+)"
Neil Armstrong (b. 1930) decided he would fly well before there was any notion that men would one day be sent into space. Read full book review >

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101 AMAZING OPTICAL ILLUSIONS by Terry Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

Several different kinds of illusions (physiological illusions, e.g., afterimages; physical illusions, e.g., the result of refraction or reflection; perceptual illusions, e.g., ambiguous pictures; etc.) are explored in this large full-color volume that contains more than the 101 examples of the title. Read full book review >

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REST by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A useful holiday gift at a time when New Year's resolutions will be on the agenda."
Why being a workaholic is not the key to greater productivity. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Hannah Pang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good start for budding naturalists, leading naturally to more populous surveys such as Jinny Johnson's Atlas of Animals (2013). (Informational pop-up book. 5-7)"
A select cast of animals—many on or under flaps and shaped pages—poses in seven characteristic habitats. Read full book review >

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MONKEY PLAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The monkeys may be playful, but this title isn't as much fun for new readers as it should be. (Early reader. 5-7)"
No matter how playful they are, the frolicking monkeys in Capucilli and Pang's collaboration fail to make this beginning reader a success. Read full book review >

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BOUND FEET AND WESTERN DRESS by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"However, these parts of the book pale beside Yu-i's fascinating life and her plainspoken wisdom. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Chang, a lawyer and first-generation Chinese-American, tells the story of her great-aunt's long, often hard, remarkable life. Read full book review >

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PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's funny, but as a book for beginning readers—which it's billed as—it misses the mark. (Early reader. 6-9)"
When Pigsticks, a pig with wanderlust, teams up with Harold the hamster, anything can happen. Read full book review >

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OPERATION ROBOT STORM by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Snow joke. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Does the world, or at least Great Britain, need saving? Call on the hirsute heroes of the Mythical 9th Division! Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Wild and wonderful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Near the Mbuno Hills in Africa, a troop of competitive monkeys learn a lesson in creativity from savvy Elephant. Read full book review >