Search Results: "Edward Biamonte"


BOOK REVIEW

CAVE DETECTIVES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Over-designed, under-detailed and without even a mention of the cave's extensive official website, this may excite curiosity about the Riverbluff finds, but isn't likely to satisfy it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The author's strenuous efforts to pump up the excitement aren't particularly successful, but there's enough intrinsic drama to carry readers along in this account of the discovery and early exploration of Missouri's Riverbluff Cave, the oldest found so far in this country with fossil remains. Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Though Mac's 'bad apple' moniker is strictly marketing, his core belief that it is 'never too late to turn things around' is a nutritious notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An outing doesn't quite go as planned for Mac the apple and his resident worm, Will—first met in Bad Apple (2012) and still best buds. Read full book review >

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BUMP IN THE NIGHT by Edward Hemingway
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"While the field is certainly crowded, it seems likely that this offbeat entry just may find an appreciative audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sporting an Elvis 'do and clutching his teddy bear, young Billy confronts his fears and finds that a bump in the night doesn't have to be scary. Read full book review >

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MEET STINKY MAGEE by Edward Sokol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Be gone, Stinky. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Artist Sokol makes an appalling writing debut with a book in which bold and colorful illustrations dude up what is meant, obviously, to be a naïvely magical text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKSEAT BUCKAROO by Edward Valfre
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Valfre's first book is well worth the trip, and a real find for children on the way to their own backseat adventures. (Picture book. 5+)"
A young child on a car trip out West makes up a fantastic story based on eccentric examples of American roadside architecture observed out of the backseat window. Read full book review >

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRUMPASAURUS by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties. Read full book review >

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I SPY UNDER THE SEA by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A clever introduction to ocean life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An under-the-sea guessing and counting game from the creator of I Spy with My Little Eye (2011). Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A mixed message shopped in a queasy jacket. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet, but it has hitched its wagon to a very challenging vehicle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers play the "I Spy" game with hidden animals, guessing their identities using only peep-hole glimpses of an eye and a patch of color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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BOOK REVIEW

VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >