Search Results: "Barbara am Ende"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2002

"The tale of an activity inexplicable for anyone with even a hint of claustrophobia, yet also a distillate of pure adventure deep inside the world. (Maps)"
The obscure and dangerous pursuit of diving into Earth through underground sumps, described by the cavers who plumbed the farthest known reaches of Mexico's Huautla system. 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.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A little slow getting started but topped off with several ingenious, rapid-fire twists; clever and highly imaginative. (Fiction. 12+)"
Good confronts evil in a comic adventure spiced with rambunctious wordplay and deepened by allusions to the world's real afflictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET BOX by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wonderful! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman (The Red Book, 2004) presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLORES MEETS HER MATCH by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"There's no pussyfooting here, just fun (and hopefully more tales to come). (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return engagement, Dolores and her amazing and talented-at-napping cat, Duncan, may indeed have met their match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUCKER by Barbara Samuels
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"It's refreshing to see a cat-as-best-friend tale, and truck-lovers will certainly get some pointers from Leo's creative play. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leo is the consummate truck-loving little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAHLIA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2002

"Little girls already know that linen, silk, and ribbons aren't incompatible with insatiable curiosity and boundless energy, but it is nice to see that all tied up in a story with a favorite doll. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Elegantly subversive and utterly charming comes a doll story with a sweet shot of reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, DOLORES by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"Faye's dresser and the many comic expressions on Dolores's cat Duncan's face. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Samuels's imp Dolores returns, this time with a problem on her hands, or rather with her hands: She can't keep her mitts off her older sister Faye's things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POP-O-MANIA by Barbara Valenta
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A superb medley of instruction, example, and dimension. (Nonfiction/pop-up. 6+)"