Search Results: "Chris Sheban"


BOOK REVIEW

JOB WANTED by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Humorous, with a bittersweet edge. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scrawny but intelligent hound dog finds a home on a farm by winning over the reluctant farmer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER MORAN DIGS DEEP by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The nonstop action and near-slapstick humor will surely please Hunter's middle-grade fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Moran family follies continue as Hunter and Zack search low and high for town father and soup magnate Lester Tinwitty's storied buried treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Another work of enduring excellence from Hesse. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
An immigrant family's tale, Impressionistic glimpses of street children living under the Brooklyn Bridge and vintage newspaper excerpts braid themselves together to form this spellbinding novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATCHING THE MOON by Myla Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"In her children's debut, Goldberg's lunar language and Sheban's stunningly luminous illustrations turn this contemporary tall tale into a shining winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a wily old woman outsmart the Man in the Moon? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT ON THE RANGE by Aaron Frisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Even the toughest little cowboy gets scared of the dark! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cole spends his suburban summer in boots, wrangler jeans and a ten-gallon hat, working on cowboy diction and a bow-legged walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED FOX AT MCCLOSKEY’S FARM by Brian Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The book design is inventive, with the opening stanza appearing before the title page and the child-pleasing foldout spreads propelling the storyline with their surprises. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Comical visual characterizations carry the day—or more accurately, the night—in this rhyming tale of a wistful fox intent on invading a hen house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I MET A DINOSAUR by Jan Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A good-looking design includes a clean layout and thoughtful composition, but the book in general does not sustain the creativity evidenced in its first and final panels. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl's visit to the natural-history museum is intended to be an invitation to imagining dinosaurs everywhere— in the park, at the gas station, behind the shed, on the lake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONELY BOOK by Kate Bernheimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A lovely story in its own right, this picture book may make readers clamor for the story within the story about the little fairy living under her toadstool. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Subtle personification imbues the titular lonely book with longing for a child to read its story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT TO DO WITH A BOX by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Intuitive, inspired executions of art and verse perfectly capture the unending fun of time spent inside a box. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An ode to cardboard, four sides, and flaps both honors and alerts children to the pleasures it houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE LIKE ME by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"An inspiring choice for fertile young minds trying to find their voices by seeing the world around them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When does someone truly learn the gift of writing and storytelling? Newbery Medalist MacLachlan takes her trademark elegant writing to the picture-book level with this semiautobiographical charmer. Read full book review >

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THE SHOE TREE OF CHAGRIN by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Fancy typeface and layout give the pages an over-designed look, but brawny, gray-haired Susannah towers as convincingly in Sheban's dusky scenes as in the grand music of Lewis's words, and fans of Anne Isaacs's Swamp Angel (1994) will welcome her into the fold. (Picture book/tall tale. 7-10)"
With contagious wonder and language as broad as the lady herself, Lewis (Good Mousekeeping, p. 743, etc.) adds an outsized new member to the ranks of tall-tale heroines, introducing itinerant cobbler Susannah DeClare: "Strong as a lockbox and as long as a good spit in a windstorm." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIN by Chris Judge
by Chris Judge, illustrated by Chris Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Big brother Tin must rescue his wandering little sister. Read full book review >