Search Results: "Barbara Younger"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1998

"Put this on display near Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius (1982) and Michael Bedard's Emily (1992). (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
In 1893, when she was 34, Wellesley English professor Katharine Lee Bates took a train trip from Boston to Colorado Springs to teach summer school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY IN THE STABLE by Lisa Flinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sun-washed illustrations in a warm palette of gold and lavender suggest the hot climate of the area, and careful research is evident in costumes and setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children who like following a trail of clues will enjoy this approach to the Nativity story, narrated by a young brother and sister from the town of Bethlehem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOMB by Stephen M. Younger
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A fast-moving, comprehensive overview of nuclear weaponry and how it has changed the world."
Short but impeccably detailed look at the history, science and politics of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Of some interest, but less so than Louise Richardson's recent What Terrorists Want (2006), which makes some of the same points."
Ah, for the good old days of the Cold War, when there were two superpowers and the state reserved the right to kill unto itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADÈLE & SIMON IN AMERICA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The repetitive narrative may pall on adult readers of the well-heeled pair's previous outing, but children have more tolerance for that sort of thing, and the elegant period visuals supply plenty of eye candy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Still channeling Kate Greenaway in the art, though adding her own vein of sly humor, McClintock recycles the plot of her award-winning Adèle and Simon (2006) across a much larger stage. Read full book review >

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THE SUBWAY MOUSE by Barbara Reid
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Seen from mouse-eye level, the grimy, wonderfully detailed setting adds a tongue-in-cheek air, as well as making a properly vivid backdrop for this intrepid venture into the unknown. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bits of real litter and found bric-a-brac in Reid's plasticine subterranean scenes add an air of authenticity to this grand tale of a mouse who leaves his cozy subway station nest to find the fabled "Tunnel's End." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An all-around laugh-out-loud delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
From Anansi the Spider to B'rer Rabbit, trickster tales appear in cultures the world over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONE by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Magic, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McClintock (The Tale of Tricky Fox, 2000, etc.) takes as inspiration Dickens's story of the magic fishbone, filling it out with a wonderful cast of animals and fine, handsome drawings with a decidedly Victorian flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Author's note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
From the author of Desert Giant (the Saguaro cactus) and Tree of Life (the African baobab [both 1989]), another handsome, meticulously detailed portrait of nature. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Just right for Gorog fans. (Fiction/Short stories. 10+)"
Griffiths debuts with a group of scary stories that are guaranteed to shock and delight young readers with their deft plot spins and bold swashes of gore in a deceptively ``normal'' world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S WINDY DAY by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

One of four simultaneously published wordless board books concerning an appealingly sturdy child's outings in different kinds of weather (in the others, Zoe enjoys sunny, snowy, and rainy days). Read full book review >