Search Results: "Barry Blitt"


BOOK REVIEW

BLITT by Barry Blitt
Kirkus Star
by Barry Blitt, illustrated by Barry Blitt
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design."
Indelible images from one of America's leading political cartoonists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TIME, THE END by Geoffrey Kloske
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Plenty of laughs for all those children who beg for 'just one more story' before bed—and a great chuckle for their parents. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A very quick retelling of many nursery classics is the result when a tired father attempts to get his child to sleep faster by skipping a few words here and there. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER HEARD OF CASEY STENGEL?! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A charming, endearing introduction to a baseball icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Casey Stengel was a baseball phenomenon and a genuine eccentric. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Wonderful for future constitutional scholars and other curious young readers. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
Fourteen of the men who somehow separated from one country and cobbled together a new one despite their differences are presented in a lively celebration of politics and personalities. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU WERE NAPPING by Jenny Offill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Beware the power of older siblings! (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wickedly naughty big sister recounts all the fun her brother misses while he's napping. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY by Margaret McNamara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Overall the connection between the boy and the future general and president is labored and tenuous, and it may well baffle young readers unfamiliar with most of those stories. (Picture book. 7-10) "
This potentially amusing blend of story and historical fact feels a bit strained. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN BY HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 8, 2011

"It's a breezy homage to Twain's life and literary world that will please some, aggravate some and utterly baffle others. (Picture book/biography. 10 & up)"
"Sam was born excited. He did stuff. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S THE WEATHER INSIDE?  by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Not an essential purchase, but the short, often-funny poems may draw in those who don't typically seek out poetry. (Poetry. 6-10)"
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, / don't be a dope. / Cut off your hair / and make your own rope." Read full book review >

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THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. Read full book review >

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BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

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BARRY GOLDWATER by Peter Iverson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Although it's of rather narrow interest, Iverson's book is a highly useful addition to the study of Arizona politics."
A biography of a nationally prominent politician that emphasizes the local. Read full book review >