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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. 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

WHAT IF...? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An amazingly astute, artful unfurling of tightly coiled childhood social anxieties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe worries the whole way to his first party, clutching the gift to his chest, furrowing his brow, and asking his mother, again and again, "What if…?"  Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAUTY by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young children may not know the visual King Kong reference, but the rest of the love story will need no explanation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely gorilla who has been taught sign language tells his keepers that he wants a friend. Read full book review >

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WILLY'S PICTURES by Anthony Browne
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"His confirmed fans won't be the only ones delighted with this album, part affectionate tribute to great art, part grin-inducing invitation to play with visual ideas. (Picture book. 6+)"
Bringing back his favorite chimp once again, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner expands on a conceit from Willy the Dreamer (1998), presenting gorillafied pastiches of famous paintings torn from Willy's sketchbook. Read full book review >