Search Results: "Craig Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BARN by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, an offbeat introduction to animal voices, worth a try where funds permit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From cock-crow to moonrise, a farmer moves around his barn, feeding and observing his animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARN RAISING by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Like the Geiserts' surveys of rural and small-town America, however, this will give urban children a view, bird's-eye though it may be, of another way of life. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Brown (Tractor, 1995, etc.), an Iowa native, returns to his rural roots to celebrate the Amish spirit of community and cooperation with this account of a one-day barn raising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY SOUNDS by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"A worthy successor to Margaret Wise Brown's Noisy books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Farmer Brown visits the city, he hears all kinds of mechanical noises—toots, whistles, sirens, jackhammers, different wheels—all amusingly spelled out for readers and listeners to imitate and illustrated in Brown's gentle, idiosyncratic style, employing a soft, rich wash of artfully muted colors with the shapes mildly defined by a scattering of minute dots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Brown is as smart as he is puckish, and there are plenty of laughs on this terrific trip through modern fame."
A hilarious collection of strange-but-true tales of encounters between the rich and famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU RAISE A RAISIN? by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"One can have one's chocolate or popcorn; youngsters devoted to those cute little boxes of sweet dried treats will revel in learning all about them. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Offering quite a tasty ode to the perfect snack, Ryan raises queries in a little rhymed ditty and then answers in prose. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FARMYARD BEAT by Lindsey Craig
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2011

"It won't take but one or two readings before kids join right in with the syncopated fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the sun goes down, the farmyard animals are supposed to go to sleep. But wait: "Chicks can't sleep. Chicks can't sleep. / Chicks can't sleep / 'cause they got the beat!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING FEET! by Lindsey Craig
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"Fantastic fun with nearly limitless possibilities—terrific for group sharing. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Craig's children's-book debut is a riotous, rhythmic romp that gives children the chance to make guesses, experiment with sound and movement and play with language. Read full book review >