Search Results: "Boris Kulikov"


BOOK REVIEW

BORIS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though subtler and more understated than Dave Crawley's Cat Poems, (see above) neither the language nor the insights here should present challenges for readers, even younger or less practiced ones. (Poetry. 8-10)"
With characteristic sensitivity, Rylant addresses one of her cats in a set of conversational free-verse poems—recalling the day she brought him and his sister home from the humane shelter, warning him about predatory eagles, congratulating him on bonding rather than battling with a new neighbor's cat and on surviving a solitary jaunt into the surrounding woods. Read full book review >

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THE ERASERHEADS by Kate Banks
ADVENTURE
Released: April 27, 2010

"A bit gimmicky but nonetheless engrossing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Banks imbues three pencil erasers—a pig, a crocodile and an owl—with earnest personalities and important jobs to do for an artistic boy, who is never named. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BY THE BOOK by Nina Bernstein
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2005

"Graceful language and pretty interplay between the three children and between their loving, distracted parents adds interest. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A mildly engaging and very bookish fantasy, with a rich undercurrent of sibling lore, rivalry and affection. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN'S BIG DREAMS by David Teague
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"After so many weird, woozy nights, it is hard to piece together Franklin's mind-blowing revelation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just before Franklin goes to sleep each night in this story, an engineer barges in and builds railroad tracks, canals and runways straight through his bedroom. Read full book review >

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MAX’S DRAGON by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2008

Another winner from the pair that introduced Max in Max's Words (2006). Read full book review >

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SIX DOTS by Jen Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed the world—for the blind and sighted alike. (Braille alphabet, French pronunciation guide, author's note, Q-and-A, print and web resources) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Bryant follows an earlier biography for middle graders with this story, narrated by Louis, imagining life events from birth to age 15. Read full book review >

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W IS FOR WEBSTER by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource. (author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Noah Webster's path to creating his iconic dictionary is brought to life in this picture book. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S MECHANICAL FISH by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A humorous tribute to the zany, determined and innovative side of invention. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Virena, one of four children, provides inspiration for her aspiring inventor papa's latest ambitious construction: a submarine. Read full book review >

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MAX'S CASTLE by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"This homage to the power of imagination is one ingenious and entertaining game of wordplay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Banks and Kulikov's Max is back in his third escapade of wordplay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the 'Giants.' (bibliography, web resources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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MAX’S WORDS by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"It's a point that has been made elsewhere—most recently in Roni Schotter's The Boy Who Loved Words (March 2006), illustrated by Giselle Potter—but is always worth making again. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When a lad's request for a stamp or a coin from his brothers' collections is rudely rejected, he takes up collecting something far more valuable. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT FRIEND by Yelena Romanova
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2005

"The charm is in the child-like behavior of dog Archie; adults will grin at the wry twist on 'dog is man's best friend,' and kids will love Archie in his flower-print shorts and expressive, big floppy ears. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie the dog longs for a friend to play with, a real friend who would play ball, not like the goldfish, turtle or rabbit his parents got him. Read full book review >