Search Results: "Barry Denenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

ALI by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Ali makes a near-perfect subject for this eye-catching example of creative nonfiction. (timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
The story of sports icon Muhammad Ali is told through created documents that explore his controversial life and its impact. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"B&w photos & index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
Denenberg knows how to capture his audience: he introduces Hoover's FBI by showing how, under Hoover's supervision, the bureau was able to manipulate its own image on network TV. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"If Anne's story helps us see that each life is precious, 'then the diary that Anne was given can be a gift to us, too.' (introduction, chronology, source notes, bibliographical essay, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A line taken out of context from Anne Frank's diary ("in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart") is too often used to turn Anne's story into something uplifting. Read full book review >

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<i>TITANIC</i> SINKS! by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"This is history at its best, an original and appealing way to mark the centennial of this familiar disaster. (author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction.10-14)"
A memorial edition of an imagined magazine covers the construction and fateful voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, Queen of the Ocean, which sank in April 1912. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Denenberg constructs the tragedy of Elvis Presley's life in a series of chapters that take their titles from rock and rockabilly songs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Its unusual appearance is guaranteed to draw readers to it; its striking graphics will keep them poring over the pages. (Biography. 10-13)"
Designed by Rich Deas to resemble in both look and size a yellowed memorial issue of a 19th-century tabloid, this one-year-later account of Lincoln's youth and political career features a linked set of lengthy, sharply analytical articles and a distinct period look, courtesy of Bing's always eye-catching illustrations. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This truly clever series is lots of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >