Search Results: "Ashley Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAPING UP SUMMER by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"If reading with a caring adult, children can show off what they know and extend their learning, though there's not much realistic about the nature. (Math picture book. 5-7)"
Flatt and Barron's fourth and final entry in the Math in Nature series rounds out the seasons with a look at shapes in the summer. Read full book review >

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SORTING THROUGH SPRING by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The simple is juxtaposed with the challenging, making the book both flexible and hard to pin down, audience-wise. (Math picture book. 5-10)"
Flatt and Barron's second in the Math in Nature series solves many of the first's problems, though the rhythms and rhymes remain inconsistent, and there is still no answer key. Read full book review >

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KYLE GOES ALONE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A startlingly informative alternative to the run-of-the-mill potty book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The call of nature prods a young three-toed sloth to go it alone. Read full book review >

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COUNTING ON FALL by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Gorgeous cut-paper collage illustrations cannot outweigh the absence of a story. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
First in the Math in Nature series, this prompts readers to imagine animals and plants using numbers to count and arrange themselves. Read full book review >

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SIZING UP WINTER  by Lizann Flatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"When read with a caring adult, this may challenge readers to look at measurement in a different way. (Math picture book. 4-7)"
Flatt's latest, the third in the Math in Nature series, encourages children to use math to measure. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An easy, enjoyable way to start thinking about similarities and differences around the world. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Many American children know about piñatas at birthday celebrations, and almost all of them know about blowing out candles, but do they know that dumping flour on the birthday child is a tradition in Jamaica? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP! by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A celebration of baby love as it's carried out all over the world. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Diverse caregivers and babies populate this picture-book depiction of caring and carrying. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Notable for its window into the thoughts and feelings of an autistic child—and for its gratifyingly happy ending."
An unusual point/counterpoint journal by a mother and her son, chronicling the painful years the son suffered from autism and his remarkable recovery. Read full book review >

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SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID by Rex Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bit pedantic, but useful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a happy and strong food pyramid that worked hard to show people what to eat each day." Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF MERLIN by T.A. Barron
Released: March 24, 2015

"Words to live by, trite and larded with sentiment though they be in this particular iteration. (Inspiration. 17 & up)"
A small volume of homilies, spun from a 2013 speech and perfect for a graduate's gift (should pots of money not be an option). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Environmentalist, author of several epic-length fantasies, and founder of an award for heroic young people, Barron invites readers to hike with an international company of heroes drawn from history, literature, and contemporary news reports. Read full book review >

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TREE GIRL by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Forsooth. (Fiction 8-11)"
In this short fantasy novel, nine-year-old Rowanna, who lives in an isolated cottage with an old fisherman she calls Master, longs to learn more about her mother. Read full book review >