Search Results: "Frank Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE BALLPARK by Alex Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Adult readers will find the insight into A-Rod's complex character rather more engaging. (author's note, photographs) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Another celebrity offering, but not nearly so bad as it might be. Read full book review >

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I GOT THE RHYTHM by Connie Schofield-Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A lively celebration of music and expressive dance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The beat is all around her when a girl takes a walk in the park with her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE by Katheryn Russell-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Readers will agree that 'Melba Doretta Liston was something special.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bewitched by the rhythms of jazz all around her in Depression-era Kansas City, little Melba Doretta Liston longs to make music in this fictional account of a little-known jazz great. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLERINA DREAMS by Michaela DePrince
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A title sure to attract ballet aficionados, with added appeal for its depiction of an adoptive family and a ballerina who just happens to be black. (Early reader/memoir. 6-8)"
This autobiographical title for newly independent readers will reward efforts with an inspiring story about ballerina Michaela DePrince's life and passion for dance. Read full book review >

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KEENA FORD AND THE FIELD TRIP MIX-UP by Melissa Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Though a strong African-American heroine is most welcome in chapter books and Keena and her family are likable and realistic, this series needs more polish before Keena writes about her next month in school. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Keena Ford's second-grade class is taking a field trip to the United States Capitol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FEET ARE LAUGHING by Lissette Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2006

"Sure to make readers' feet laugh. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Sadie is a young Dominican-American who lives in Harlem with her mom and sister in her grandma's house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE LOVE OF SOCCER! by Pelé
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"A must-share for soccer enthusiasts of any age. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The legendary soccer player composes a stirring ode to his beloved sport. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD ALI by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An eye-catching if incomplete treatment of the legend. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali comes to life for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEENA FORD AND THE SECOND-GRADE MIX-UP by Melissa Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Still, her escapades and the way she handles them ring with an emotional honesty readers will recognize: If she continues to develop, she has the potential to become a genuine character in her own right. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Diarist Keena Ford is ambivalent about second grade: Girls and boys are placed in separate classes, so she will not be with her best friend, Eric. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONG SHOT by Chris Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The volume ends with a note detailing Paul's accomplishments in college basketball and in the NBA. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In this made-to-inspire autobiographical account, NBA All-Star Chris Paul recalls the difficulty he faced making it onto the school's basketball team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF THE SCENE by Queen Latifah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latifah's ode to self-esteem benefits greatly from the companion CD, but the minimal text, with a dashed-off feel and sometimes awkward rhymes, will probably leave the reader wanting more. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl demonstrates her confidence and her mad skills on the playground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE CRUM AND THE SARATOGA CHIP by Gaylia Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The author leaves Crum presiding over a restaurant (also integrated) of his own, closes with a note separating fact from fiction and also lists her sources. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Spinning lively invented details around skimpy historical records, Taylor profiles the 19th-century chef credited with inventing the potato chip. Read full book review >