Search Results: "Frank Ansley"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURK AND RUNT by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"But most inspired are the luxurious watercolors from Ansley (Wool Gathering, 2001), with their midnight blues, regal purples, and turkey-skinned pinks depicting Turk in his football gear and assorted buyers in their most comic animation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's difficult to explain why Runt, the aptly named young gobbler in Wheeler's tale, cares for the well-being of his hale and hearty older brother, Turk, as in turkey, real and metaphorical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOOL GATHERING by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"If only every family reunion were guaranteed to be this much fun. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
This collection of poems is a hysterical spoof on reunions and the odd characters and behaviors that are at the heart of every family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FITCH & CHIP: WHO’S AFRAID OF GRANNY WOLF? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Though this makes a fine addition to a successful easy-reader series, it will also work well with fairy-tale studies in early elementary classrooms. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig return for a third easy-reader adventure together, this time with a humorous fractured fairy-tale twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW PIG IN TOWN by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The series continues with the second entry, Fitch and Chip: When Pigs Fly, and Fitch and Chip seem poised to continue their friendship with additional volumes. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Chip is a confident, friendly little pig (the middle child in a large family) and Fitch is a nervous, shy young wolf who lives alone with his grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER FRANK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Dedicated to the firefighters of New York City, this tribute to this challenging profession is sure to inspire children who dream of one day wearing the uniform. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While waiting for the alarm to sound, Firefight Frank finds many things to do around the firehouse, but he must drop everything when the bell begins to signal that his help is needed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. FRANK by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"It's a perfect ending to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE FRANK by Ronald Wilfred Jansen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A by-the-book study of Anne Frank's life that doesn't quite capture a new side to her story."
An exploration of the places and people that shaped Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Read full book review >