Search Results: "C.S.W. Rand"


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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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MUSIC AND IDENTITY
by Leila Roy

Every so often, I pick up two books in a row that parallel and complement one another so very well that it’s both delightful and startling. This past weekend, it was two books that, on the surface, don’t have a ton in common: one is a middle grade novel about a zine-writing twelve-year-old who’s struggling with being the New Kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BABY IN A BASKET by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"His art is full of detail, from the red-cheeked, cherry-nosed travelers, to the cold clouds puffing from the horse's nostrils, to the evident ferocity of the winter storm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adventure and high drama unfurl in this true story that carries all the seeds of tragedy, but ends happily. Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR SPOOKY by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although Annie wears a modern bike helmet and her brother uses the ubiquitous 'Whatever,' as a response, both text and art have an old-fashioned feeling; this heartwarming tale is given a flat- footed treatment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this tender but slim story, Annie saves a starving stray dog's life. Read full book review >

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PRINCE WILLIAM by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"In an afterword, the author describes children joining the rescue effort after the Alaskan oil spill of '89; those brief paragraphs are a better motivator than the rest of this heavy-handed effort. (Picture book. 7-9)"
After a huge oil spill in Prince William Sound, Denny finds a slimed baby seal on the beach and takes him to a vet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Good reading during commercial breaks on fall Sundays."
A collection of some of the zaniest off-the-field and behind-the-scenes stories out of the National Football League. Read full book review >

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"Miss Rand is primarily a novelist and it is in this genre that she is safest - and presumably most popular."
Ayn Rand has gathered around herself an extraordinarily loyal complement of admirers - one might almost say a "cult" has been built. Read full book review >

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SAILING HOME by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"All ends happily and an afterword describing the source of the story adds the necessary authenticity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The Rands do a merry job of painting a family's life at sea on a four-masted sailing bark during the end of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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A PEN PAL FOR MAX by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Young Max and his family live and work on Don Manuel's Chilean fruit farm. Read full book review >

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THE 613 by Archie Rand
Kirkus Star
by Archie Rand, illustrated by Archie Rand
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As a book, it stands on its own rather than merely evoking a larger wall display, reaching a much wider audience in the process."
A monumental art project is transformed into wildly ambitious graphic literature. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 12, 1988

"Prickly, well-articulated polemic, at times persuasive, at times infuriating: prime Rand."
A provocative collection of speeches and essays by the controversial Rand (d. 1982; author of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, etc.). Read full book review >