Search Results: "Bobbie Kalman"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLET SCHOOL by Bobbie Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A good but very basic book for young hopefuls from Kalman (A One Room School, not reviewed, etc.) and newcomer Gentile. (Glossary; index) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Few little girls have not dreamed of being ballerinas, but most don't know much about becoming one. Read full book review >

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WHAT PETE ATE FROM A-Z by Maira Kalman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"For an equally fizzy celebration of doggy greed that manages to maintain its momentum, try this year's Swollobog, by Alistair Taylor (p. 339). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pete is a dog of alphabetic appetites, who eats everything, from cousin Rocky's accordion to a whole lot of yo-yos. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN SOUP, BOOTS by Maira Kalman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Max'' books, and with broader appeal. (Picture book. 8+)"
Other authors have asked children to consider what they'll do with their lives, but never like this. ``You were not. Read full book review >

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MAX IN HOLLYWOOD, BABY by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"For those who like this kind of thing, the quintessence of what they like. (Picture book. 8+)"
In a third romp, the debonair dog who fell in love in with a Parisienne Dalmatian (Ooh-la-la, 1991) is making a film, allowing his creator to sport with Hollywood imagery in every detail. Read full book review >

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SMARTYPANTS (PETE IN SCHOOL) by Maira Kalman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"The humor and details won't work for group readings, but this is an excellent choice for early readers to try on their own or with a playful adult. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A delightful, cleverly written combination of wackiness and academia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 10-14)"
An orphaned boy in Russia survives as a member of a pack of dogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Impressive complexity put artfully and respectfully within the grasps of young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Beautiful and a little sad: the complex, brilliant, flawed nature of the third U.S. president. Read full book review >

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LOOKING AT LINCOLN by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"In enjoying the art, readers will pick up some bits of history along the way. (notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Kalman's narrator sees a man who reminds her of Abraham Lincoln and goes to the library to find out more about the 16th president in this appealingly childlike introduction. Read full book review >

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NEXT STOP GRAND CENTRAL by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Kalman (Swami on Rye, 1995, etc.) plays eccentric tour guide to the Big Apple's Grand Central Station, just in time for the building's big re-opening. Read full book review >

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FIREBOAT by Maira Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"11 memorial will need adults on hand to answer the many questions bound to arise. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that many young children are obsessed with fire-fighting vehicles. Read full book review >