Search Results: "Craig Spearing"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An author's note explains the beginnings of the Conestoga wagon in America, and a few historical details about the actual event. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A farmer from the countryside and his great big wagon carry the Liberty Bell to a safe hiding place. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE DOG PIONEERS by Jo Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Spearing's art recalls the charm of woodcuts, with stylized and tidy landscapes, structures, and people. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Mae Dean is stunned when her father announces that he is moving his family from their home and manicured yard with the tree swing to the Texas Panhandle where they will have their own land and sod hut. Read full book review >

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OUR TEXAS by Jackie Mims Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bumpy ride through the Lone Star State. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
"The great state of Texas is waiting for you. / Come travel the land and meet people, too. / Then pick a direction—north, south, east, or west— / and you can decide which parts you like best." Read full book review >

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THE LYONESSE STONE by Craig Weatherhill
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"For collections with enthusiastic fantasy readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the first of a trilogy, ancient times and the present day intermingle in Britain's Cornwall, ensnaring modern children in ancient evil. Read full book review >

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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 >

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HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEE & BIRD by Craig Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"Still, pleasant and cheery, it is an interesting and urbane read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bee and bird travel from tree and truck to boat and beehive; the likable pair are the perfect guides to this wordless work on perspective. Read full book review >

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STANLEY GOES FISHING by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A visual conundrum that accentuates the 'art' of looking at the world in different ways. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Stanley, a fellow who sees things differently, as in his two previous stories, Stanley Goes for a Drive (2005) and Stanley Mows the Lawn (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE MOON, AND THE MOON SEES ME... by Helen Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

The illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina series brings her whimsical, charmingly detailed style to 54 favorite nursery rhymes, interpreting some with frames combined into decorative, rhythmic pages and creatively varying her designs with full spreads that illustrate more than one rhyme, insets, cutaways, and more. Read full book review >

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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

JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >