Search Results: "Brian Gable"


BOOK REVIEW

BREEZIER, CHEESIER, NEWEST, AND BLUEST by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Perhaps not the best, but better than many grammar books—definitely one to check out. (grammar rules) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Cleary and Gable, those relatively cool cats, continue their Words are CATegorical series with this entry about comparatives and superlatives. Read full book review >

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A SECOND, A MINUTE, A WEEK WITH DAYS IN IT by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not as successful as some of their grammar and other math titles, still, this may help teachers put time in perspective. (Math picture book. 5-9)"
Cleary and Gable's cool cats tackle the topic of time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It's no wonder that teachers turn to this series—it's learning disguised as entertainment. (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
The latest in the popular Words are Categorical series expands upon the previous Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym? (2005). Read full book review >

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DEARLY, NEARLY, INSINCERELY by Brian P. Cleary
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Ruth Heller's stellar series on the parts of speech remains the gold standard on the subject, but more kids will connect with Cleary and Gable's cool cats. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Continuing with their successful Words Are Categorical series, Cleary and Gable (Under, Over, by the Clover: What Is a Preposition?, 2002, etc.) use humorous cats to illuminate another part of speech in this fifth entry in the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW LONG OR HOW WIDE? by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Save a centimeter of shelf space for this one. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
This third in the Math is CATegorical series measures up quite nicely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER, OVER, BY THE CLOVER by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Although not as visually appealing as Ruth Heller's similar series on the parts of speech, this work will be used by teachers in the elementary-school classroom, especially in schools where the others in the series are popular. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Cleary (To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb?, 2001, etc.) details the ins and outs of prepositions in this fourth entry in his Words Are Categorical series. Read full book review >

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ON THE SCALE, A WEIGHTY TALE by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For those just beginning the numbers adventure, this one tips the scale. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In rousing rhyme, this addition to the Math is CATegorical series explores weight measurement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAM AND NUN AND 1001 by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A provocation to wordplay. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A small bounty of palindromes, all stoked and ready to go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A high-toned social and architectural history of a grand house, warmed by un-self-conscious love. (28 illustrations)"
When a Palladian villa outside Venice is your country home, being house-proud comes with the territory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL SEE YOU IN PARIS by Michelle Gable
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A fine tribute to a one-in-a-million character despite a few hard-to-swallow plot devices."
After becoming engaged to a Marine just before he ships off to the Middle East, Annie travels with her mother to England, where a mysterious crumbling estate and an aging aristocrat change her life. Read full book review >

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THE CONFEDERATE GENERAL RIDES NORTH by Amanda C.  Gable
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Mute the cute and this coulda been a contender, a history lesson about Southern identity. But as it is, the sugar shock is nearly toxic."
Corny, platitudinous and improbable coming-of-age tale about a Civil War-obsessed preteen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1941 by Slavko Goldstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A stunning work that looks frankly at the 'roots of evil.'"
A chilling personal account of the deep-seated terror and ethnic violence underpinning the puppet state of Croatia during World War II. Read full book review >