Search Results: "Don O'Melveny"


BOOK REVIEW

TEEDIE by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 20, 2009

"All in all, this is a spot-on introductory book for lower grades. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
The author/illustrator of many celebrated picture-book biographies (Dolley Madison Saves George Washington, 2007, etc.) turns his attention to the frail, timid boy who became our athletic youngest president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL THE SQUIRREL by Don Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Preschoolers will love Earl's stumbling-but-steady journey towards independence, as nothing tastes as sweet as the first acorn a child procures on his or her own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From unnamed origins springs a wonderful, never-before-published book by Freeman, creator of Corduroy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Busy, bright, and fun, with lots of opportunities to insert big-engine noises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Saturated paint that looks as though it was applied with a shovel—a shovel wielded with considerable dexterity, it should be mentioned—is laid on foam board and plaster to produce a visually joyous celebration of big equipment for young children just being introduced to the picture-book format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GIANT LEAP by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The story has been told many times, but perhaps never with so much heart and spirit. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
From Brown (Alice Ramsay's Grand Adventure, 1997, etc.), a pithy look at one of the national heroes of the space age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORDUROY by Don Freeman
by Don Freeman, illustrated by Don Freeman
Released: March 1, 1968

"Corduroy and Lisa break the spell by talking to each other but otherwise it's the sort of predicament that children recognize, made more poignant by the plea in Corduroy's eyes."
A bear missing a button looks shopworn, so Corduroy sets out after the department store closes to find his. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROWNED CITY by Don Brown
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An excellent chronicle of the tragedy for a broad audience; children, teens, and adults will all be moved. (source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Following the stellar The Great American Dust Bowl (2013), Brown tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans, beginning with "a swirl of unremarkable wind" in "early August, 2005" and ending with the observation that "By 2012, only 80 percent of New Orleans's residents had returned."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON AND ALEXANDER by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Handsome, well-executed history for a young audience. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The peculiar enmity between founding fathers Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton culminated in an infamous duel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Heady, powerful stuff. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Extraordinary women who had incredible adventures often are the subjects for Brown's (Across a Dark and Wild Sea, p. 101, etc.) biographies and he has found another to celebrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT PATH by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"As with all of Brown's fine volumes, this will appeal to young readers with a bent toward real-life heroes. (bibliographic note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Born Wa-tho-huck, or Bright Path, Jim Thorpe was later known as the World's Greatest Athlete. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANUELO THE PLAYING MANTIS by Don Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Stories about string instruments are hard to find (just like the praying mantis)—and Manuelo deserves a chance to be heard. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This musically themed offering is from the estate of the late Freeman, with a few watercolor illustrations completed by another artist using Freeman's sketches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID BLINK BEATS THE WORLD by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Susan Campbell Bartoletti's Kids On Strike (2003) and The Journal of Finn Reardon: A Newsie (2003) are excellent resources for readers who want to read more about the newsies. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
"It was all for a penny." Read full book review >