Search Results: "Ashley Mims"


BOOK REVIEW

CAVE DETECTIVES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Over-designed, under-detailed and without even a mention of the cave's extensive official website, this may excite curiosity about the Riverbluff finds, but isn't likely to satisfy it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The author's strenuous efforts to pump up the excitement aren't particularly successful, but there's enough intrinsic drama to carry readers along in this account of the discovery and early exploration of Missouri's Riverbluff Cave, the oldest found so far in this country with fossil remains. Read full book review >

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BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A purrrfect mix of slapstick, deadpan and catpan. (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Space cat Lt. Binky has been tapped for a new assignment: recruit trainer! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY UNDER PRESSURE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14)"
Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY THE SPACE CAT by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Details in the muted watercolor illustrations, like mousie Ted covering his nose as Binky releases 'space gas,' will keep readers of all ages giggling, whether they're cat lovers or not. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Pudgy black-and-white kitty Binky lives on a space station, where, like any good member of F.U.R.S.T. (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), he protects his two humans from aliens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUFFY STRIKES BACK by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"This spinoff series opener is a must for Binky's legions of faithful feline fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel saves unsuspecting humans from aliens daily. How do they do it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER COLORS by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"With so many excellent board books about color on the market, those with limited budgets can safely pass on this pale contribution to the spectrum. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
"What can you make out of colors?" is the question posed by this simple board book. Read full book review >

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CAN'T SCARE ME! by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This musical trickster breathes new life into an old tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Anansi. It's Coyote. No, it's a boy wonder who knows no fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR COUNTS ONE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brimming with visual treasures and ending with snowflakes—'too many to count'—this joyous treat will reward both family and group sharing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The season's turned from summer to fall since Baby Bear learned about the colors in his world (Baby Bear Sees Blue, 2012). Now, as he and Mama observe many creatures getting ready for winter, he learns to count. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL SAUL by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Charrrh-ming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Small Saul's in love with the sea. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN AND THE CUPCAKE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The watercolor animals are based on Spires's finger-puppet line but have a laugh-out-loud charm all their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sticklers shouldn't get distressed when they see Penguin and Polar Bear and Walrus on the book jacket; they'll learn inside how animals who live so far apart can be in the same story. Read full book review >