Search Results: "Barry W. Lynn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Essential reading."
An advocate for religious freedom accuses the religious right of trying to set up a United States theocracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"There's some pie in the sky in these pages, but also thoughtful voicing of concerns that are now widespread among American workers. They merit an audience."
A well-reasoned antiglobalist call to arms. 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

MARGARET AND MARGARITA/MARGARITA Y MARGARET by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Constructed with unusual imagination and care, a bilingual story that makes a perfect first bridge from either language to the other, with simple but expressive art that will help define the words for new readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the left, Margaret (carrying toy rabbit Susan) and her mother come to the park, though the child protests that ``There is no one to play with''; on the right are Margarita, her mother, and a cat named Susana holding the identical conversation—in Spanish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO MICE IN THREE FABLES by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The predatory elements and pithy morals give this a sting that most preschoolers will appreciate. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Three tiny ``fables'' about two mice and the animals that try to catch them—simple sentences, simple plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RACE OF THE CENTURY by Barry Downard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Margery Cuyler's Road Signs: A Harey Race With A Tortoise, illustrated by Steven Haskamp (2000), or Downard's own version of the 'Little Red Hen' (2004), this iteration will appeal most to readers already familiar with the basic story. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Once again, "slow and steady" leads to a "Bad Hare Day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE by Barry Lopez
Kirkus Star
by Barry Lopez, illustrated by Barry Moser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A stunning volume to be savored in a quiet, reflective mood."
A new edition of six previously published stories by Lopez, with engravings by Moser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED HEN by Barry Downard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Only half-baked. (Picture book/folktale. 3-6)"
Computerized photomontages render the traditional text of this favorite classic in an offbeat, anthropomorphized scat style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUMBRELLA by Barry  Root
by Barry Root, illustrated by Barry Root
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Deadpan expressions and low-key reactions enhance the ambiguity of this veteran illustrator's faintly offbeat solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The tone is light, the pictures are bright—but there's a hint of Stephen King in this tale of a big sister who loves playing doctor to small injured creatures so much that she won't let them go when they're healed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Curlee wraps the contents in a context-setting Prologue and Epilogue, so the entire volume not only provides an engrossing visual experience, but serves up a coherent early introduction to the range and purposes of these ancient tales. (Folklore. 8-10)"
This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Super Constructions to Design and Build (2001), or Chris Oxlade's Skyscrapers (2006), with its cutaways and plastic overlays. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >