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

DON'T THROW IT TO MO! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A diverse cast of football players, including a pigtailed girl and a proudly centered African-American protagonist, adds interest, but the plot's flaws may put off even young football fanatics. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Mo is one football-crazy little boy. Read full book review >

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HEROES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"By adding Earl Warren and LBJ to his roster, he serves up a reminder that African-Americans weren't the only impassioned champions of equal rights. (introduction, source notes) (Collective biography. 7-10)"
In this companion to Heroes of the Revolution (2003) and Enemies of Slavery (2004), both illustrated by Donald A. Smith, Adler introduces eight men, two women and three clusters of individuals (the "Little Rock Nine," for instance) who stood up for nonviolent protest during the Civil Rights movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONEY MADNESS by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Miller's flat, digital artwork is solid throughout, providing a cheery Uncle Sam as a guide with simple stylized images set to swaths of yeasty color, flowing easily with the narrative and surprisingly emotive. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
If there is one thing that makes the Dismal Science a shade less dismal, it's money, as in currency. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"This biography will be welcomed in all libraries during Black History Month and for school reports, and it will also be useful for teen or adult beginning readers. (chronology, suggested reading) (Easy reader/biography. 7-9)"
Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement are more than adequately described in this well-written easy-reader biography from the prolific author of the Picture Book Biography series and the Cam Jansen mysteries (see below). 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 >

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HILDE AND ELI by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A sensitive but unsentimental account. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-12)"
Hilde Rosenzweig and Eli Lax were two of the 1.5 million Jewish children who were victims of the Nazi's ``Final Solution.'' Hilde was not yet ten when Hitler came to power in Germany and her happy childhood was disrupted as she and her family attempted to escape from Nazi persecution. Read full book review >

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YOM KIPPUR SHORTSTOP by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Uplifting. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Jacob makes a very difficult decision about his participation in his Little League team's championship game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENEMIES OF SLAVERY by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Smith's awkward paintings are a sad complement to Adler's neither-fish-nor-fowl narrative—the whole is one of those many good intentions that pave the road to you-know-where. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Adler gives 14 "enemies of slavery," black and white, the barest bones of coverage in this series of thumbnail sketches. Read full book review >