Search Results: "Ant Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

COOL CARS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2005

"Topping it all off with a simple diagram of car parts, this is an enjoyable learning tool that will surely ignite curiosity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Enhancing the Amazing Machines series aimed at preschoolers, Mitton deals with the vehicles that kids and adults use every day. Read full book review >

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SOUNDS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Serviceable—nothing more. (Board book. 1-3)"
The small 5-inch-square trim and the perennially popular vehicle theme will find an audience for this addition to the Amazing Machines First Concepts series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SHINY MACHINES by Kingfisher
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Other titles include On the Go (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6262-1), Hard at Work (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6263-8) and Racing Along (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6265-2). (18-36 mos.)"
This one-size-fits-none adaptation of a series for older children (Amazing Machines, with Tony Mitton) takes a promising topic and complicates it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Parker Strip by Jeff Osterhage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"An endlessly diverting crime story featuring a wide array of characters and subplots."
In Osterhage's debut thriller, a crime lord's murder energizes criminals and cops alike on both the California and Arizona sides of the Colorado River's Parker Strip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARKER PENGUIN by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Gender issues aside, this app is definitely worth the price of admission. (iPad informational app. 2-6)"
The second installment in Nosy Crow's educational Rounds series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"With characters this nuanced, many teens won't mind all the issues flying fast and furious. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Readers of this teen novel will appreciate its realistic and witty dialogue as they navigate its tightly packed plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANNY PARKER by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2009

"Believable dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this promising debut novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A first-person narration recounts Franny's 13th summer, in a drought-stricken Oklahoma town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM PARKER by John Rosenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"38;w photos and prints, not seen). (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fictional treatment of the story of the man at the heart of the Christiana Riot, a little noted but important precursor to the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"As self-empowerment romantic comedies go, this perfectly pleasant one hits all the predictable marks."
The ghost of the eponymous 20th-century wit visits a present-day movie reviewer who lacks Parker's backbone in this mix of comedy and tear-jerker from Meister (The Other Life, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANT PLAYS BEAR by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Byars and Simont prove that within the closest of strictures—the easy-to-read format—brilliance can be achieved. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An enchanting companion to My Brother Ant (1996). Read full book review >

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FROM ANT TO EAGLE by Alex Lyttle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Tender, direct, and honest. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Cal's little brother is diagnosed with cancer just as Cal's magical summer of friendship with a girl his own age comes to a close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANT AND GRASSHOPPER by Luli Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Would that all morals were so joyful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A retelling of the evergreen Aesop fable jauntily adds detail both in the telling and the illustrations. Read full book review >