Search Results: "Bernard Ashley"


BOOK REVIEW

RONNIE'S WAR by Bernard Ashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A moving snapshot of a time that still resonates. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young London boy comes of age in the crucible of World War II in this four-part novel for middle graders. Read full book review >

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AFTERSHOCK by Bernard Ashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Both Makis and his mother show growth and strength under difficult circumstances, and children will be caught by the many strands in this brief but absorbing tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Football (soccer to Americans), his father's mandolin and his concern for his widowed mother carry Makis through an earthquake on the Greek island of Kefalonia to a new life in Camden Town in London. Read full book review >

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CLEVERSTICKS by Bernard Ashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A pleasant, realistic getting-adjusted story, with a cheery multicultural class appealingly characterized in Brazell's colorful, unusually perceptive art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ling Sung doesn't like his new school: everyone else seems to be getting praise for their accomplishments, whether it's Manjit writing her name, Terry tying his shoes, or Sharon buttoning her coat. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Spires' understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Making things is difficult work. Readers will recognize the stages of this young heroine's experience as she struggles to realize her vision. Read full book review >

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BINKY TO THE RESCUE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER-SCHEDULED ANDREW by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"For children, a whimsical word of warning. For their parents, a pleasant surprise that this time they're not made out to be at fault. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Andrew's interests threaten to get the better of him in this tongue-in-cheek take on an all-too-common plight. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS MAGIC by Ashley Evanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"While possessing just a fraction of the magic that Hervé Tullet's Press Here offers in abundance, this unexceptional addition to the ever expanding field of interactive titles holds some appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wave a finger and a ship disappears; twirl the same finger and a cupcake appears. Read full book review >