Search Results: "David A. Adler"


BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Still, as an accompaniment to an introduction to the events of WWII and the 1950s, it will be useful. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The zeal to extend interest in the "Greatest Generation" to young children brings the 34th US president to picture book readers. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by David A. Adler
Released: April 15, 1989

An experienced children's author teams with a pair of widely published illustrators in a new series on famous Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE AT A TIME by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Still, Adler clearly navigates an important and often-forgotten concept for little thinkers growing up in a world full of immediate gratification. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy takes a walk with his Grandpa through a city, and they see many things: tall buildings, a construction site and a museum with an enormous dinosaur skeleton. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF LEWIS AND CLARK by David A. Adler
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 2003

"By the time it began, it belonged to the United States'), but it does little to bring the fuzzy geography into focus. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Adler (A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe, p. 378, etc.) marks the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition with this informative biography for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Worthy, but needs supplementation. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A biography of the Polish doctor and children's author who became director of a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw, in which capacity he comforted hundreds of children during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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GET A HIT, MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"This second in the Mo Jackson series is a home run for the home team of early readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this tale of overcoming odds, Mo Jackson, the youngest, smallest player on his Little League team, is excited about helping the Lions to a win. Will he be the hero? Or will he strike out? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE BOOK OF SACAGAWEA by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 2000

"A barely additional purchase. (Picture book biography. 7-9)"
Adler is the author of the wide-ranging and market-savvy Picture Book Biography series that now tops 25 titles. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 2003

"His color palette reflects the seriousness of the topic, while at the same time showing readers the details of life in the 1800s. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Adler's latest in his Picture Book Biography series (A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark, Mar. 2003, etc.) documents the events that affected Harriet throughout her life and brought her to fame as an author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE BOOK OF AMELIA EARHART by David A. Adler
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 1998

"This is a cogent tribute to an aviation pioneer. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Adler (A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson, 1994, etc.) draws even young onlookers into the life of Earhart, whose Kansas childhood included firing a .22 rifle at barn rats and fashioning a roller coaster from fence rails and roller skates. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF JACKIE ROBINSON by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A fine addition to this notable series. (Author's note) (Biography/Picture book.)"
Adler's (A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1991, etc.; Hilde and Eli, above) latest Picture Book Biography tells how a courageous man and outstanding athlete desegregated major league baseball. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"Adequate but, of necessity, superficial. (Biography/Picture book. 5-9)"
Continuing his very brief biographies, Adler presents the essential facts here in a style so succinct that it can verge on parody (``Franklin's mother Sara often told Franklin and Eleanor what to do...Eleanor didn't complain, but later she refused to be bossed around''). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"An impressive list of source notes and recommended resources provide background support for young readers and researchers alike. (timeline, notes, bibliography, recommended websites) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
America's "most underrated President" and his "Queen Dolley" receive star treatment in this latest entry in Adler's Picture Book Biography series. Read full book review >