Search Results: "Ben Mantle"


BOOK REVIEW

HUG! by Ben Mantle
by Ben Mantle, illustrated by Ben Mantle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While the covers of both titles suggest lots of interaction, the pages within fail to deliver the goods. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An ode to various kinds of hugs as enacted by various animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDY'S WINDY CHRISTMAS by Helen Baugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Just the ticket for readers who are dying to introduce fart jokes into their Christmas festivities. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This British import focuses on Santa's lead reindeer, Rudy, who, as the title indicates, has a major attack of flatulence on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SHEEP, BLUE SHEEP by Thom Wiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A colorful, off-kilter barnyard party. (Board book. 2-4)"
A farmer's clumsiness leads to a color explosion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY MANTLE by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A loving perspective on a beloved Yankee hero. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Mickey Mantle was a gifted, talented white baseball player who was admired and truly loved by his fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE by Penny Parker Klostermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"All that's missing are the recipes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
William might live in the land of fairy tales, but he just wants to cook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT by Penny Parker Klostermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"No matter how many swallowed-fly titles you own, this one belongs on your shelf too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In days of yore, before a certain fly's ultimately fatal encounter with an Old Lady, there was an old dragon who felt rather peckish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN-GURION by Anita Shapira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A brief but full-color biography of an essential leader."
In her valuable new biography, Shapira (Emerita, Humanities/Tel Aviv Univ.; Israel: A History, 2012) provides a concise appraisal of a founding father of the nation that was once only the dream of generations.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKWATER BEN by William Durbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Careful research does not automatically equal a great story, and an afterword about logging in the United States still doesn't help this make the cut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In the winter of 1898, Ben joins his father at a northern Minnesota logging camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANTLE OF COMMAND by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Lively, elucidating, elegant and highly knowledgeable."
A deeply engrossing study of the first year of Franklin Roosevelt's prescient military leadership in World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >