Search Results: "Chris Barton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A picture book worth reading about a historical figure worth remembering. (Picture book biography. 7-10)"
An honestly told biography of an important politician whose name every American should know. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Nutcracker aficionados can enjoy a background overture to a Christmas classic. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, summary, photographs, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
From Russia with battling mice and waltzing flowers. Read full book review >

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SHARK VS. TRAIN by Chris Barton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"It's hard to choose; both are winners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With two boys at a toy chest, one clutching a shark and the other a train, thus begins the most unlikeliest of competitions. Read full book review >

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CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? by Chris Barton
NONFICTION
Released: April 14, 2011

"Teens in the thick of creating identities themselves will find this riveting. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In 10 vignettes, Barton profiles successful imposters, both men and women. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Rendered in 1950s-cartoon style, with bold lines and stretched perspectives, these two putty-limbed brothers shine even more brightly than the paints and dyes they created. (author's note, endnotes) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
The Switzer brothers were complete opposites. Read full book review >

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THAT'S NOT BUNNY! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A disappointing effort, particularly when compared to Barton's much more entertaining and creative Shark vs. Train. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hawk with deplorable aim seems fated to become an unhappy vegetarian. Read full book review >

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BOOK OR BELL? by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A zany, rollicking story with hilarious illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Henry ignores his school's loud bells and continues to read a mesmerizing book, chaos ensues—and several inept adults attempt to remedy the situation. Read full book review >

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MUDDYMANIA! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite its emphasis on friendship, this muddied story with its awkward puns doesn't become greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A superhero truck? Just what the world needs! Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TRUCK by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Truck enthusiasts will wheely groove on this story of a truck Superman. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An adventure-loving truck discovers an alter ego when his boss demands a trip through the car wash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAZZLE SHIPS by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An eye-catching title sure to dazzle. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, further reading) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
During World War I, British and American ships were painted in ways meant to deceive German U-boat crews. Read full book review >

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WHOOSH! by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tinkering African-American boy grows up to become the inventor of a very popular toy. Read full book review >

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88 INSTRUMENTS by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This celebration of a child's agency in choosing a means of artistic expression strikes just the right note. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Finding just the right instrument to play means a lively trip to the music store to try them all out. Read full book review >