Search Results: "Christopher Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by Misty Copeland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A starscape filled with visual drama and brilliance. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A dancer offers encouragement to those who dream of following her onto the stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE AMERICA by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Stunning. (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
The Myers team shares their heartfelt and stirring vision of an America flawed but filled with promises and dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The choice of setting is brilliant, allowing the reader to join the artist in seeing the heroic possibilities in play. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Myers imagines an urban playground, small children playing happily until the Jabberwock arrives for an epic one-on-one basketball game with our unnamed hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by Christopher Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Ikarus himself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Myers (Black Cat, 1999, etc.) comes into his own as a children's-book writer, as well as illustrator, with his second solo picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY! by Christopher Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It is, nevertheless, a beautiful exploration of urban friendship in unexpected places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A lonely boy discovers a world of friendship on his apartment building's roof. Read full book review >

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LOOKING LIKE ME by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"This vibrant synthesis of poetry and pictures is a natural for classrooms and family sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Myerses—father and son—reunite for a poetic celebration of self that blends a sort of Whitman-esque hip-hop with '70s-vibe visuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEM by Walter Dean Myers
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Put this on the shelf next to Chris Raschka's Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop (1992) and see if anyone can sit still when the book is read aloud. (Picture book. 5+)"
A hot new artist and his distinguished father fashion a picture book with a stirring sound at its center. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT by Christopher Myers
Released: April 1, 1999

"But the text can be contradictory and obscure ('hearing the quiet language of invisible trains') or, perhaps unintentionally, terrifying ('watching children screaming in playground cages'). (Picture book. 5-9)"
Myers (Walter Dean Myers's Harlem, 1997) makes use of an idea with promise—following the trail of a black cat on its urban beat—but the result is less a hip city tour than a tortured grab at cool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Inspiring field advice for entrepreneurs that underscores the importance of authenticity and communication."
The co-founder of BodeTree, a financial dashboard tool, shares his insights on starting and sustaining a business in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIES by Zora Neale Hurston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Varied type styles, textures, sizes and arrangements reflect the chorus of voices echoed here, in the vibrant, ever-changing language the artist likes to hear on street corners, hair salons and 'the right kind of eating establishments.' (Picture book. 6-10)"
"Once I seen / a man so ugly, / they threw him / in Dog River / and they could skim ugly / for six months. / You think he was ugly? / I seen a man/ so ugly, / he can go behind / a jimson weed / and hatch / monkeys." Read full book review >