Search Results: "Anthony Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Timely and important, a work that astonishes and delights as it informs."
A superb history of the First Amendment and the body of law that has followed it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"A stellar collection."
All Pulitzer, all the time: Dozens of classy—by turns subversive, condemning, and exploratory—pieces of journalism from the New York Times. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS—ASL by Child's Play
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This series is not for novice singers of these classic songs nor those new to ASL, but the experienced should find them a delightful tool to aid singing and signing. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
Toddlers act out the classic song using American Sign Language. Read full book review >

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CARROTS OR PEAS? by Anna Nilsen
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"ISBN: 978-1-84643-240-8). (Ages 6-18 mos.)"
An ingenious interactive book allows readers to decide for the characters what they love—and what they detest. Read full book review >

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THE KINGFISHER FIRST DINOSAUR PICTURE ATLAS by David Burnie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The presentation of hypotheses as facts and somewhat random nature of the information make this most suitable for a very young audience. (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Using a graphically familiar format and maps from other picture atlases, Kingfisher has produced a colorful introduction to dinosaurs around the world. Read full book review >

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PETER, THE KNIGHT WITH ASTHMA by Janna Matthies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Its mission is in plain view, but those kids and parents facing an asthma diagnosis will be grateful for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fighting fire-breathing dragons is difficult even for a brave knight like Peter, but when he cannot breathe, it becomes next to impossible. Read full book review >

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AMBER BROWN IS ON THE MOVE by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"Even though filtered through numerous works and new authors, Amber's voice remains fresh, funny and achingly honest—traits readers love about her. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Amber Brown is facing two tough challenges: her recently blended family is in the midst of moving to a new home, and she can't seem to focus on pending high-pressure standardized tests at school. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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ONE GORILLA by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The former British Children's Laureate has a simple point—'All primates. / All one family. / All my family… / and yours!'—and he makes it in a visually compelling way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Browne really cranks up the color intensity in this gorgeous, large-trim portrait gallery of primates. Read full book review >