Search Results: "Ian Graham"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A rangy and exuberant, if skimming, introduction to giant, man-made structures. (Nonfiction. 7-10) "
Graham explores the building of "megastructures," from skyscrapers to stadiums, bridges to dams, opera houses, tunnels and oil-drilling platforms. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Both glossary and index are extensive; the youngest grease monkeys will feel completely fulfilled by the heft and breadth of this tome. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
A vehicle-lover's dream come true, this meaty volume focuses on cars, bikes, trains, tractors, rescue vehicles, construction trucks and monster trucks. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"The women here are no better."
A British writer's first collection of stories, set in a newly independent India, contemporary England, and the American South. Read full book review >

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BUILDING MACHINES by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A hands-on alternative to Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock's Construction (2014) and the plethora of like building-site visits. (Picture book/kit. 6-8)"
Nine construction vehicles assembled on a pegboard with heavy cardboard pieces provide early practice for budding builders and engineers. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
by Daniel Defoe, illustrated by Penko Gelev, retold by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"At best, a poor substitute for Cliffs Notes and like slacker fare. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
A labored retelling of the classic survival tale in graphic format, heavily glossed and capped with multiple value-added mini-essays. Read full book review >

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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

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MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Friends of George and Martha or Frog and Toad will read these connected stories over and over. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
"Messing around at the waterhole" pretty much sums up summer vacation for the animal friends in Graham's newest offering. Read full book review >