Search Results: "Craigh Howarth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABCS OF CHRISTMAS by Jill Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet but standard-issue Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are taught their ABCs with Christmas iconography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIEVAL PLACES by Sarah Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"Glossary; further reading (just eight other textbook-like books); index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A pair of books considering the Middle Ages via topical arrangement; the other, simultaneously published, is Medieval People. Read full book review >

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THE CROW'S TALE by Naomi Howarth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A heartfelt debut. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Colorful and eye-catching artwork accompanies this rhyming story of bravery and kindness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPHEAD by Lesley Howarth
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Nevertheless, fans who don't find the Briticisms a stumbling block will be glad MapHead is back for a new adventure. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The half-human hero of MapHead (1994, not reviewed) returns in this moving but convoluted sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEATHER EYE by Lesley Howarth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Telly's attitudes may strike some as a bit saccharine in the era of Beavis and Butthead, but the characters' cooperation, zeal, and support of scientific solutions is real enough. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a story set at the turn of the 21st century, Howarth (Maphead, 1994, not reviewed) proposes the development of teens as a resource for rescuing the Earth from ecological disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUSTUS CARP ESQ. by Henry Howarth Bashford
Released: March 1, 2001

"Bashford's genius transcends the obvious hypocrisies; his language and characters remind you of Pale Fire, or that other remarkable one-shot, A Confederacy of Dunces."
Bashford's hilarious comic novel, first published anonymously in 1924, was rediscovered by Anthony Burgess in the '60s: it's a faux autobiography of a self-righteous boor who is completely oblivious of just how obnoxious he is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPPY HANUKKAH!  by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Howarth's soft, bright illustrations of an extended floppy-eared family offer details of a Judaic home in this gentle introduction to the rituals of a traditional celebration that young families can follow as they create a Hanukkah atmosphere in their own homes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sibling bunnies Violet and Simon do not remember celebrating Hanukkah last year and are excited to learn from Mama and Papa that the holiday will begin at sundown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Like others in this style, this has the potential to begin a loving tradition in any young family. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Father and daughter mice beautifully illustrate the special bond between parent and child in Emmett's latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR EVERYONE TO SHARE by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"However, the overlong and repetitious text may leave young readers—and will more certainly leave their grown-ups—wishing they'd chosen something with rather more emotional complexity, such as Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004). (Picture book. 3-5)"
While his sleeping brothers and sisters snuggle up to mother, Little Mouse ventures out of the cozy nest to discover new smells, the brightness of daylight, a furry coated buzzing bee, flowers, the sun in the bright blue sky, a blue-and-purple butterfly, singing birds, whispering grasses, starry daisies and dewdrops on a spider's web. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPPY PASSOVER by Linda Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"They'll be especially eager to sample the charoset Violet is so eager to eat when they notice the recipe that's included. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
Violet and Simon, endearingly good-natured Jewish bunny siblings, offer very young readers a first look at the annual spring celebration by hopping through all the traditional foods and rituals of the preparation for and participation in a happy family Passover Seder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD FATHER’S DAY by Sean Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's undeniably sweet enough (if not a little too), but ultimately provides nothing particularly new. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the kids give Daddy a card that says, "Have a wild Father's Day," he suggests they "act like animals all day long!" Read full book review >