Search Results: "Beth Peck"


BOOK REVIEW

PECK, PECK, PECK by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The young woodpecker featured in this tale is a quick study: After one lesson from his daddy, he's ready to practice pecking on his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Another John Lithgow she is not, nor is Iggy another Remarkable Farkle McBride (2000), but it's always salutary to see young talent vindicated. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A repressive teacher almost ruins second grade for a prodigy in this amusing, if overwritten, tale. 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

JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBIE IN STITCHES by Cynthia Cotten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"The illustrations have freely drawn impressionistic backgrounds and nicely detailed facial expressions and needlework bits. (sources, afterword) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In the early 19th century in upstate New York, young Abbie despairs of ever making stitches as fine and even as her older sister Sarah's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BICYCLE MADNESS by Jane Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Still, it will have its fans. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Women who want the vote or ride bicycles are on the road to madness, learns motherless Lillie, who reaches out in friendship to "dangerous," politically active Frances Willard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

14 PECK SLIP by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"For a novice, Dee manipulates the entangled plots of this police procedural with a surprisingly sure hand."
In a terrific debut for retired New York policeman Dee, two detectives investigating mob activities mistakenly fish the wrong cement-filled barrel out of the East River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC FOR THE END OF TIME by Jen Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Readers may require WWII explanations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Soulful drawings in charcoal and pastel illustrate this poignant bright-spot-in-the-middle-of-war story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 19, 1988

"A fine companion to Barbara Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim for broadening the Thanksgiving message—and a compassionate depiction of the plight of many of our recent would-be immigrants."
A moving fictional presentation of the perilous voyage of a group of Caribbean refugees to this country. Read full book review >