Search Results: "Eric Enno Tamm"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"A well-edited work chronicling a truly inspired journey, leaving readers hopeful about Chinese progress as well as full of questions."
A complicated, ambitious travel adventure through modern Inner Asia, tracing the 1906-08 trek by a Russian spy commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NINJA TIMMY by Henrik Tamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"More empty calories than full-bodied treat. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Does ninja cat Timmy have what it takes to save the city's children? Read full book review >

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CARTWHEELS IN A SARI by Jayanti Tamm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"An earnest memoir of an exceptional childhood."
Personal account of growing up in the cult founded by Indian guru Sri Chinmoy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING DOGS by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sense of fun, clear, uncluttered design, and construction that should hold up to heavy use make this board book's relatively high price well worth the extra expense. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A book bound in a box, with layered die-cut board pages within, introduces a variety of animals for young children to practice counting. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"This menagerie offers picture-book lovers of all ages a glimpse into each creator's style, personality and brand of humor. (biographies, photographs, websites) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cause-related anthologies are challenging to do well, but this one (benefiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) succeeds admirably—on multiple levels. Read full book review >

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MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift, despite the abrupt and wide-open ending. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Intrepid young Maddy encounters goblins, flying whales, and allies ranging from a friendly vampire bat to a pair of "cloud cartographers" in this kickoff chapter. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Eye-catching fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KITTEN TALE by Eric Rohmann
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A winner for a winter storytime, this is as amusing as watching real kittens romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Once there were four kittens who had never seen snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY IS MONDAY by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Music included, but the song isn't sourced. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Carle's illustrations for this catchy, lighthearted cumulative song ("...today is Tuesday, Tuesday spaghetti, Monday string beans, All you hungry children Come and eat it up") originally appeared in 1977 as a frieze; they are even more welcome in this attractive book showing a porcupine eating the beans, an elephant slopping up Wednesday's "ZOOOOP," a cat snitching Thursday's roast beef, and so on. Read full book review >

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NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST by Eric Lindstrom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An unflinching exploration of trust, friendship, and grief. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
"Rule #1: Don't deceive me. Ever.…Rule #INFINITY: There are NO second chances." Read full book review >

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THE LAST RIDE OF CALEB O'TOOLE by Eric Pierpoint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A suspenseful adventure with heart. (Adventure. 8-12)"
After a cholera epidemic in 1877 claims the lives of their parents, the three O'Toole children must travel through the dangerous Western frontier to their new home. Read full book review >