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

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

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

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

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 >