Search Results: "Cricket Design"


BOOK REVIEW

JAMES & MAC by Cricket Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Certainly entertaining and visually appealing, but the mystery is resolved through chance rather than clear detective work. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
With the appeal of a Saturday-morning cartoon, this app will draw in kids—but leave them wishing for more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CRICKET by Jackie Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Winner of the newly renamed Paul Zindel First Novel Award. (author's note, pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Similar to Pegi Dietz Shea's Tangled Threads (2003), Brown's work describes a Laotian Hmong family's journey and adjustment to life in the US in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD CRICKET by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The figures in this original tale seem ready to spring off the pages, and the text, laced with creaks and cracks, is a natural for reading aloud. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Wheeler and Goembel follow up their inspired Sailor Moo (2002) with another sidesplitting animal story, this one with a folkloric, Southern flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET MAN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Issues such as student privacy, depression and teen pregnancy are addressed, and while this is not one of Naylor's major works, it is still engaging, pertinent and a good choice for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kenny Sykes is new to the neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS CRICKET by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"The story can serve as simply a satisfying tale of an endearing insect who finds his way or, on a deeper level, as a parable of the faith journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bunting (One Candle, below, etc.) shows her consummate talent as a storyteller in this simple but profound tale of a cricket who comes in from the cold to find warmth, light, companionship, and ultimately joy in his own little world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET AT THE MANGER by Edith Hope Fine
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large, decorative capital letters in brown and black set off each section of the text, further enhancing the volume's sophisticated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, silver-gray cricket with human eyes is the first-person narrator of this unusual Nativity story told all in short sentences and phrases with lots of animal sound effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRICKET IN THE THICKET by Carol Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Happy-go-lucky fun with words, collage, and a smattering of facts about bugs. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Each of over 25 different "bugs" receives its own short, titled, whimsical poem, an accompanying collage, and a few sentences of factual information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTERIOR DESIGN by Philip Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1996

"Unique, somber terrain, precisely charted by a writer in absolute control of his material."
Eight disturbing, elegant tales that plumb the obsessive powers of the imagination. Read full book review >

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THE TALIBAN CRICKET CLUB by Timeri N. Murari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Readers will be of two minds, whether Murari's Bend It Like Beckham approach to Taliban repression is trivializing or uplifting."
Indian filmmaker and novelist Murari (Taj, 2005, etc.) offers a romantic feel-good about Afghanistan circa 2000, not without its share of grim fundamentalism but heavy on the optimism. Read full book review >