Search Results: "Anastasia Chernikova"


BOOK REVIEW

TSAR SALTAN by Alexander Pushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2011

"Rich in plot—and the inspiration for a popular opera by Rimsky-Korsakov—but with the look and language of an early-20th-century period piece. (iPad storybook app. 10-12, adult)"
Interactive features seem thrown in as afterthoughts, but ornately detailed new illustrations in a pre-Soviet-era style give this edition of a classic Russian short story some visual interest. Read full book review >

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TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)."
Up-close and personal perspectives on a consequential Mafia family that law-enforcement agencies and turncoats have all but put out of business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL KINGDOMS by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"It could have read like a soap opera, but Hobbet (Pleasure of Believing, 1997) employs a deft touch as she moves into delicate areas of cultural misunderstanding and romantic complication."
A story of tangled East-West relations in Kuwait six years after the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IS STUPID by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"'We don't get to keep everyone we love who has ever lived. But we do get to remember them': so true. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Observations, advice, comfort, and ways of thinking about one of life's "ordinary terrible things." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DELIVERY by Anastasia Suen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Both text and art have a pleasing circularity that corrals the rhythms of the day so that they can be appreciated anew. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Accompanied by illustrations fittingly charged with movement, minimal couplets tell the story of how a day's-worth of goods are conveyed to their various destinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW HILLS by Anastasia Hopcus
FANTASY
Released: July 13, 2010

"An adolescent-seeming effort that may well please many adolescents, which is fine. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
This hefty supernatural debut thriller has many elements of commercial success but few of the literary kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE’S BIRTHDAY by Anastasia Suen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"As Peter says when he rescues the fishbowl, 'Safe,' and not a bad idea for reaching a new audience. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
This title is part of Viking's easy-to-read series, with characters inspired by Ezra Jack Keats. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY by Anastasia Suen
by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Movement and energy fill the bright and crowded pages since this is the subway as seen through the eyes of one thrilled at the adventure: busy, joyful, and exciting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Thumping verses convey the rush and bustle of a crowded subway trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP! UP! UP! SKYSCRAPER by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Crisply informative. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Lucky kids don hard hats to witness the construction behind the fence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIRED by Anastasia Suen
by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Paul Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Audiences who find Joanna Cole's Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, illus by Bruce Degen (1997), too busy to absorb may come away from this more linear approach with a clearer idea of what powers their everyday infrastructure. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Raising the awareness of any reader who's ever switched on a light or wondered what those wires above the street are, Suen traces the long "dance" of electrons from a (water-driven) generator to a home's plugs, lamps and computer screens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDOW MUSIC by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A glowing trip. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Trains make a music all their own with the wheels drumming time as the scenery flies by—"trains on the track/clickety clack." Read full book review >