Search Results: "C.F. Payne"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOELESS JOE & BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"A lengthy synopsis of Joe's entire career and his statistics are appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is great hitting in the clean, natural swing of the batter—or the perfectly balanced feel of the bat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Aviator Gustav Hamel's lame-brained plot to impersonate Harriet is straightfowardly presented in the text but with no attempt to hide its foolish sexism. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
As they did in True Heart (1999), Moss and Payne have produced a vivid story, with equally vibrant illustrations, inspired by a historical event. 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 >

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

HIDE-AND-SQUEAK by Heather Vogel Frederick
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A great choice for reluctant sleepers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Deft, bouncing rhyme accompanies vibrant illustrations full of energy and charm in this lively twist on a going-to-bed book. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

MICAWBER by John Lithgow
by John Lithgow, illustrated by C.F. Payne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The collaboration is perfectly charming from start to finish and—take note, Madonna—it comes with a CD of Lithgow reading the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Now that Madonna's a mama, it's only a matter of time before she publishes her first children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >