Search Results: "Brian Lovelock"


BOOK REVIEW

CONSTRUCTION by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"There's always room for one more good construction book: Make a spot for this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sutton and Lovelock are back for more fun combining dynamic text and illustrations for little builders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID MY MOTHER DO THAT? by Sharon Holt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The images of parent-child affection are unforced and genuinely sweet—a breath of fresh air in this saccharine season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Holly's Mommy goes out, Daddy tells her "a story about when [she was] a new baby." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE by Raymond Huber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"While hardly the only bee book available, this handsome, respectful volume deserves a place on the shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A New Zealand import describes a worker honeybee‘s scouting mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMOLITION by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Smashing good fun for preschoolers of both genders. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ode to a wrecking ball! And other heavy construction equipment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROADWORK by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Pave the way to this book's shelf; perfect for read-alouds, it will be a hit whether shared with a group or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sutton's latest is a truck-lover's dream come true—repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia form the text, while construction trucks vie for readers' attention in the illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A ROUGH RIDE TO THE FUTURE by James Lovelock
NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2015

"For those so inclined, this book is like getting Mother Earth News and Wired magazines in the mail on the same day."
A radical shift in thinking about climate change from Lovelock, the originator of the Gaia theory. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO WASHINGTON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: LOL IRL

Bonus Factors: Sci-Fi Convention, 24 Hours

Relationship Status: Casablanca

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is so cute—pixelated Ana and Zak! Math! The implied promise that Ana and Zak are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERPANTS ZOO by Brian Sendelbach
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"While the word 'underpants' may get readers to give this a try, repeat trips to this zoo are unlikely—better to buy additional copies of the Barretts' Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (1970) and Animals Should Definitely Not Act Like People (1980). (Picture book. 3-7)"
In rhyming verse that sometimes stumbles, Sendelbach's picture-book debut showcases a zoo where all the animals wear underwear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTSHIP by Brian Floca
Kirkus Star
by Brian Floca, illustrated by Brian Floca
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2007

"Together, the pictures and the brief, measured text lend these utilitarian, no-longer-active vessels a heroic aspect that will resonate with all young fans of ships and the sea. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Floca creates both suspense and poetry in this tribute to the anchored lightships that once warned ships away from hazards on the North American coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONSHOT by Brian Floca
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Breathtaking, thrilling and perfect. (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
A dizzying, masterful command of visual pacing combines with an acute sense of verbal rhythms to provide a glorious account of the Apollo 11 mission, one that stands as the must-buy in this crowded lunar season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTY NIGHT, SLEEPY SLEEPS by Brian Anderson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"While it may not be conducive for somnolent evenings, this is pure good fun for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The popular characters of Anderson's comic-strip series Dog Eat Doug successfully transition to the picture book in a joyous celebration of the universal glee felt by toddlers trying to outwit and outrace their grown-ups. Read full book review >