Search Results: "Barbara Arrowsmith-Young"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An inspiring, instructive life story."
A pioneer in the treatment of learning disabilities describes how she diagnosed her own mental disability and created unique exercises to retrain her brain. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

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NIGHTTIME NINJA by Barbara DaCosta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"This relatively gentle tale celebrating the power of imagination fails to cover new territory but is executed quite well. Good to share at bedtime with antsy adventurers but too subdued a choice for die-hard Ninjago fans. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut picture-book author DaCosta pens the quietly suspenseful quest of a ninja on a late-night mission…to the kitchen! Read full book review >

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WHAT COMES IN SPRING? by Barbara Savadge Horton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A lovely first book, with a text worthy of its beautiful setting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gracefully poetic conversation between a mother and daughter links the cycling of the seasons to the child's own birth. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY MOBY by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Stunning illustrations and authentic words grace this unusually sophisticated picture book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Following Nighttime Ninja (2012), Young and DaCosta collaborate once again, this time infusing the sense and spirit of Moby-Dick (with a twist) into a picture book. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S SHADOW by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Wonderfully odd and cleverly informative. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
When a queen, looking severe in her ball gown, suddenly misses her shadow at her own ball, the visual capabilities of her guests are put to the test in this mystery infused with natural science. Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

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A FEW BLOCKS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Amazing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young's latest attempts to be many things—a foray into a child's imagination, a touching tale of siblings and a stage for the author's elaborate paper sculptures—and it succeeds masterfully in doing all three. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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THE SONS OF THE DRAGON KING by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Terrific in conjunction with an art program—less successful as a story on its own. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
The illustrations outshine the story in this traditional Chinese tale of how the Dragon King helps each of his nine sons find a way to exploit his personal attributes to the overall benefit of the people. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

It's uncanny how much handmade paper, torn and painted just the right way, can resemble clouds, or how its texture mimics a craggy mountainside. Read full book review >

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MOUSE MATCH by Ed Young
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a polished, effective presentation, for lap-sharing or story hours, and evidence that Young continuously redefines his role as a picture-book creator. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
The mouse-parents of a cherished mouse-daughter seek the greatest and most powerful suitor for her; the sun begs off, for it humbly admits it can be eclipsed by a cloud. Read full book review >