Search Results: "C.F. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUSETRONAUT GOES TO MARS by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Rodent or no, Meteor sure is one heck of a space ambassador. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When NASA announces the crew of the upcoming Mars mission, Meteor the Mousetronaut is, shockingly, not on the list. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSETRONAUT by Mark Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"This little mouse may well inspire some big dreams. (afterword, further reading) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Diminutive size proves to be an advantage on a shuttle mission. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO by Dan Shaughnessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Or so Sox fans would like to think. (afterword, brief bibliography) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Framing his plaint as a Dad answering his daughter's question one opening day at Fenway Park, a sportswriter for the Boston Globe recaps Babe Ruth's early career as a Red Sox star and his infamous sale to the Yankees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POP’S BRIDGE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

Practically bursting with pride, a lad tracks his "high-iron" father through binoculars as the Golden Gate Bridge goes up in this tribute both to the bridge itself, and to the teamwork that built it. Read full book review >

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THE SHOT HEARD ’ROUND THE WORLD by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Baseball history brought to life. (Picture book. 8-12)"
"The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Encore! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome debut from an accomplished actor, the remarkable Lithgow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINEUP FOR YESTERDAY by Ogden Nash
ABC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Not for the casual fan, but a work that can be joyfully shared by young baseball enthusiasts with parents and grandparents, who will add their own memories of favorite players of later eras. Lovingly nostalgic. (Informational picture book/poetry. 9 & up)"
Baseball legends of yesteryear come alive more or less alphabetically in Nash's pithy verses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATE FOR SCHOOL by Steve Martin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2010

"Definitely worth a place in your picture-book collection nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Woke up this morning / Clock said I was late for school / Teacher told me that's not cool / Gotta put my shirt and pants on / Flew down the front stair / Wet my fingers and slicked my hair / Elbowed grandma passing by / Her face went into a pie." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY BOWL by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"The family's devotion to football and to one another comes through loud and clear in this celebration of that other Thanksgiving tradition. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ethan and his friends have grown up watching Ethan's family's Turkey Bowl, just waiting till they're old enough to join in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY JACKIE by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Intriguing, but inadequate. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Unlike most girls, Jackie Mitchell was encouraged to play baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY MANTLE by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A loving perspective on a beloved Yankee hero. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Mickey Mantle was a gifted, talented white baseball player who was admired and truly loved by his fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS MARY REPORTING by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A winning tribute to an important game-changer—with points off for its discordant pictorial representation. (author's note, acknowledgements, chronology, resources, sources, notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Macy illuminates the pioneering sportswriter's 50-year career. Read full book review >