Search Results: "Carey Armstrong-Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SLUG STARTS SCHOOL by Carey Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A sluggy, but not at all sluggish, variation on the familiar 'first day' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to an overly enthusiastic "Fairy Slugmother," young Seymour gets over his first day jitters—though not quite in the way he expects. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Even children who don't share Prudy's addiction in some measure (if there are any) will pore over her deliciously quirky collections in this light-hearted debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A fiber artist successfully switches to paint and colored pencil for this breezy tale of a child with an extreme case of collectivitis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS TUTU'S STAR by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Pink glitter on the cover doesn't quite elevate this to the level of necessary purchase. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little spike-haired Selena so loves dance that her mother enrolls her in Miss Tutu's ballet school, where she demonstrates passion and style but no grace. Read full book review >

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TEN CREEPY MONSTERS by Carey F.  Armstrong-Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Best for younger readers who prefer thrills and chills with an occasional giggle. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This countdown romp begins with a front-cover portrait of 10 smiling and grimacing monsters before they set forth on their perilous adventure. Read full book review >

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THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's down to the final three. Can "The Slugger" win the big spelling bee? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMSTRONG by Torben Kuhlmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"'One Small Step for a Mouse' indeed. (Illustrated fiction. 8-11)"
A furry genius with eyes on the skies goes where no one has gone before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A great start. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful counting book modeled on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Readers will get an enormous kick out of seeing what they do in each busy spread, and they won't care if the scansion sometimes stutters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"On the twelfth day of springtime, / my teacher gave to me / TWELVE flags for flapping, / eleven stones for stepping, / ten words for rhyming, / … / and a garden to water carefully." Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF WINTER by Deborah Lee Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sure to be loved by students and teachers alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Those hysterical kindergartners are back with even more personality in this delightful wintry sequel to The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 1997

"The presence of Armstrong's unique voice turns what might have otherwise been a routine biography into a grand success. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This look at the life of one of this century's great personalities eschews meticulousness in its musical analysis in favor of a complete look at the man himself. Read full book review >