Search Results: "Gregory R. Fishbone"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2007

"The characters, Septina in particular, are not likable, the plot twists are bizarre instead of interesting and the attempts at cleverness and humor, though occasionally right on, are for the most part overdone and forced. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fishbone presents this middle-grade reader in the form of letters from purple-haired Septina Nash—the magical seventh child of a seventh child of a seventh child—to her teachers, her school counselor and the police lieutenant who is leading the investigation into the disappearance of Sexta, Septina's sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXY GAMES by Gregory R. Fishbone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Alas, this space shot never achieves escape velocity. (Science fiction/humor. 8-11)"
Japanese-American Tyler Sato's all-clown 11th-birthday party is only the beginning of his trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP 9/11 by Gregory R. Lange
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"An entertaining piece of magical realism."
Even with a time machine, undoing the terror attacks of 9/11 turns out to be harder than you'd think, according to this knotty sci-fi drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS AND BLUES by Arnold Adoff
FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An incandescent, important work. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
Adoff creates a moving meditation on the roots of American blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2005

"Powerful and deeply moving, but definitely not for the youngest readers. (author's note, afterword) (Picture book. 10+)"
When their village in Sudan is attacked and their families lost, Garang and countless other boys have to embark on a long journey during which they deal with severe hunger, thirst, illness and exhaustion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Accessible, inspiring accounts of courageous men and women. (notes, timelines, bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Biographical sketches tell of 13 remarkable black men and women, including a double agent, a traveling female preacher, an admired poet, and a successful whaling captain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 12, 2009

"While this introduction may pique the interest of some history buffs, it seems unlikely that it will find a wide audience. (Biography. 9-12)"
Born a slave, Toussaint L'Ouverture overcame ill health and used his considerable intellect to shape both his life and the future of his country. Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR DYAMONDE DANIEL by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Here's hoping this series kick-off leads to many more stories about best friends Dyamonde and Free. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Dyamonde Daniel, transplanted from Brooklyn to Washington Heights because of her parents' divorce, is looking for a best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young readers will wish they had a friend like Dyamonde. (Fiction. 6-9)"
"Dyamonde liked to know everything, and she'd made up her mind that she was going to get to know Damaris Dancer." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE TO LANGSTON by Tony Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This is a treasure to be read and reread—a splendid work. (Poetry. 8-12)"
A biography in verse pays homage to the life and art of Langston Hughes. Read full book review >