Search Results: "Anastasia Higginbotham"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM
by Megan Labrise

When my grandmother watched me after school, I had to learn about sex the old-fashioned way: from Golden Girls reruns.

But the beautiful child in author-illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham’s Tell Me about Sex, Grandma is in luck. When called upon to hold forth on the birds and the bees, Grandma delivers loving and informative answers with ease.

“It’s a thing with ...


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GIMME SOME TRUTH
by Julie Danielson

There is just a small number of things in life that I know for sure, and one of them is that children are way more resilient than a lot of adults often given them credit for. As Maurice Sendak once told Selma G. Lanes:

You must tell the truth about a subject to a child as well as you are ...


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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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR SHOW by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Any way you cut it, too little or too much sends this effort into a tailspin for all but the most rabid, very young plane fanatic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For all its fine lines and whispery color by newcomer Mariniello, this appreciation of airplanes suffers from a crippling split personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Although colorful and informed, this anecdotal biography pales before the original "self-creation" of Karen (Tanne) Blixen, the Danish writer and adventuress herself who told her stoW better in Out of Africa. Read full book review >