Search Results: "Brita Granström"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY KNOWS BEST by Kathy Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This roly-poly little one will bring a smile to every reader. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Babies always have a mind of their own when it comes to what they want to play with, eat, and wear, and the little girl in this story is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLPHIN BABY! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This introduction to dolphins is sure to win readers' hearts. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Born tail first, a baby dolphin swims immediately to the surface to breathe, then follows his mother, nursing, learning her call, gradually exploring his world, playing, learning and developing his own personal whistle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TALK by Judy Hindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An added bonus: Baby's body language and words are perfectly in sync, so older siblings can practice 'reading' baby's cues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Baby's busy day is punctuated by a few of the words and phrases he has learned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEATLES by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A fine little addition to Beatlemania, despite the rather unprepossessing cover. (timeline, bibliography, filmography, discography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The Beatles age; a couple of them even pass away, but they never grow old, and Manning and Granström bring them back fresh as daisies—even with all their little blemishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The older elementary set will be clamoring for this lighthearted but informative look at their own insides. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Covering most of the major systems (circulatory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, respiratory and nervous), this is one introduction to the human body that will find a willing and fascinated audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEK HERO by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2008

"The general focus on details of daily life makes this a good companion for the plethora of more systematic historical overviews. (combination index/glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Veteran nonfictioneers Manning and Grandström add an entry to their Fly on the Wall series with an engaging, if scattershot, look at the life and times of a fictional fifth-century BCE soldier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAIL-END CHARLIE by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"The glossary, nearly as long as the main text, supplies definitions and commentary on slang, aircraft, historical highlights and special terms. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
Relating his father's anecdotes as he heard them, Manning presents an episodic account of the experiences of an RAF tail-gunner in World War II, from basic training ("Square-Bashing") to bombing runs—the last of which ended with a shrapnel strike and a serious head wound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIKING LONGSHIP by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Susan Margeson's Eyewitness Viking (2005). (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Smiling faces aplenty in the scribbly, informal cartoon illustrations give this quick once-over a lighthearted air at odds, sometimes, with what the snippets of text are describing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT MR DARWIN SAW by Mick Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2009

"At the opposite end of the accessibility scale from Peter Sís's hyper-ornate Tree of Life (2003), this will provide younger readers with an accurate, if sketchy, introduction to Darwin's big ideas. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Joining the spate of biographies issued to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth, this covers the great scientist's career in snapshots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP! by Mick Manning
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The simple text and lighthearted, humorous illustrations will draw children in to this accessible example of the food chain at work, and teachers will find it a valuable classroom addition. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This reinterpretation of "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly" follows a cumulative, action-filled, food chain of events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Richard Platt's Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht (2005). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A superficial glance at Egyptian society in the time of Rameses II, this layers breezy, hand-written factoids ("Egyptian farmers grow barley and a sort of wheat for food, and flax to make linen clothes.") along with bits of plant or animal matter and swatches of papyrus attached with modern straight pins over sketchy, generic watercolor cartoons. Read full book review >