Search Results: "Harry Briggs"


BOOK REVIEW

MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Even numerically challenged readers can count on coming away with some time and labor saving techniques for toting things up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The seventh in a line of verse math-terpieces that began with Grapes of Math (2001), this offers 16 problem-solving shortcuts that involve grouping numbers or items. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPES OF MATH by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. Read full book review >

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MATH APPEAL by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Best of all, Tang makes play out of math and the problem-solving riddles keep math-suspicious minds from wandering and maybe even from clogging. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Discovering patterns in groups of objects to discover their total number is Tang's forte, and here he is as engaging as ever, even when his examples don't necessarily make intuitive—or, for that matter, common—sense. Read full book review >

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MATH FOR ALL SEASONS by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Difficult to imagine ten-year-olds enamored of that. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although these math riddles can be fun, there is a major discrepancy between the character of the book and the age group it is intended for. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF TIMES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But Tang's hope is that through these math autopsies, readers will grasp the mechanics at work and bury their math anxieties. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Tang would like to take the memorization out of the multiplication tables and insert some understanding. Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Overall, a solid-enough introduction to Houdini; good escapist reading that should lead to more. (source notes, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Ehrich Weiss was born in Budapest and died Harry Houdini in Detroit, having lived a rags-to-riches story that was inescapably magical. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by C.E.L. Welsh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 27, 2010

"Skip this altogether and grab Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi's exquisite—and better-researched—Houdini: The Handcuff King (2007). (Graphic biography. 9-12)"
A clumsy graphic biography of the renowned illusionist. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HARRY by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"There is no sense of Harry's emotional growth; lacking a unifying theme, the book seems like nothing more than a series of funny skits. (Fiction. 6+)"
When five-year-old Harry Kane moves from the city to the suburbs, adventure follows: a classroom mix-up lands him in second grade instead of kindergarten; his turtle, Personality, meets an untimely end in the clothes dryer; Harry has to find a way to get to his grandmother's hospital room to deliver a get-well drawing. Read full book review >

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HARRY & HOPPER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Tasteful, affecting and never maudlin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy's journey of grief. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE HARRY by Kate Klise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Humorous acrylic illustrations chronicle Little Rabbit's escapades with and without his imaginary playmate as he makes the transition from life with Harry to life with real friends in this amiable homage to the invisible playmate. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Rabbit has an imaginary best friend named Harry, but what will Harry do when Little Rabbit goes to school? Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An engaging tour, albeit over well-traveled territory. (index, chronology) (Biography. 9-11)"
MacLeod offers a biography for readers not yet up to Tom Lalicki's outstanding Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini (2000). Read full book review >