Search Results: "Beth Krommes"


BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY EYES by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"A top-drawer blend of art and science. (glossary) (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Combining striking illustrations, evocative poems that do double duty as riddles and lucid prose commentary, this venture into the natural world stands out for both its beauty and its unusual approach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUN IN ME by Judith Nicholls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An unnecessary introduction is a bit overlong—these poems speak for themselves and their message is clear: we are indeed of the earth. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A wide-ranging poetry collection covers sea, sun, sky, and earth illuminated by stunning illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE ON BLUE by Dianne White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Folk-art-inspired illustrations, astonishing in both their technical accomplishment and their heart, harmonize beautifully with lyrical language. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A thunderstorm interrupts a young girl and her farm family's daily routine, until finally the drips stop dropping for some muddy fun before bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Like a snow day, a special treat with broad appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child yearns for the snow day that will keep her mother, an airplane pilot, home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIRL BY SWIRL by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Exquisitely simple and memorable. (Informational picture book. 2-8)"
"A spiral is a snuggling shape" is the somewhat homely observation that begins Sidman's brief and graceful poem—she goes on to catalog and celebrate the ways that spirals manifest themselves in the physical and natural world in a way that will draw in the youngest listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT by Susan Marie Swanson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 5, 2008

"Krommes's breathtaking scratchboard illustrations, in black and white with accents of yellow and gold, embody and enhance the text's message that light and dark, like comfort and mystery, are not mutually exclusive, but integral parts of each other. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inspired by a traditional poem from The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, Swanson's cumulative tale begins, "Here is the key to the house." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"It's very easy to see elves, gnomes, and dwarves being comfortable in such places. (source note, references) (Folktales. 5-9)"
These very brief tales offer insight and warning: where you might find the hidden folk, how to treat them, and what might happen if you use them badly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >