Search Results: "Anthony D. Robles"


BOOK REVIEW

LAKAS AND THE MAKIBAKA HOTEL/SI LAKAS AT ANG MAKIBAKA HOTEL by Anthony D. Robles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The vivid paintings have a cartoon quality that punches off the page and there are some fun touches: The landlord wears a hat and suit of $1000 bills. (bilingual English-Tagalog text) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lakas, a young Filipino American, befriends several street performers who all live in the Makibaka Hotel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An inspiring, eye-opening introduction to a sport not to be confused with commercial wrestling."
An absorbing account of achievement by a one-legged college athlete who beat the odds and won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Budding scientists and mess-makers alike are sure to concoct lots of fun. (Nonfiction. 7-14)"
A mad-scientist manual that satisfies both the senses and the intellect, this is sure to be a popular, if somewhat sticky, title. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Teachers may find the cool activities and projects listed in the back helpful, but, overall, flaws outweigh utility. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The exploration of microhabitats continues in this sixth outing from Fredericks and DiRubbio (Under One Rock, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCIENCE STUNTS by Jordan D. Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Magical science that's amazing, astounding, and sure to appeal to middle-grade and middle school readers. (biographies, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Showman Dr. Dazzleberry and his friends Galileo, Newton, and Einstein demonstrate and explain 25 astonishing science tricks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A pragmatic approach to finding workable solutions to a looming crisis."
A paleontologist warns that our planet may be on the verge of a "mass extinction—when more than 75% of the Earth's known species die off in a geological eye blink." This has occurred "five times in the 550 million years that diverse life has occupied Earth." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But overall it's nothing special and should be skipped. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a cumulative text in the form of The House That Jack Built, Fredericks (The Wonder of Elephants, not reviewed, etc.) has created a story about the creatures found under a rock: "A village of animals with special features." Read full book review >

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TALL TALL TREE by Anthony D. Fredericks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"From a publisher devoted to connecting children and nature, a worthwhile exploration of a fascinating aerial habitat. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Fredericks presents 10 species that dwell in Northern California's towering redwood forests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Period b&w photos; further reading; chronology; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An easy, accessible life of the great humanitarian, with an impassioned afterword. Read full book review >

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SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >