Search Results: "Jacqui Robbins"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO OF A KIND by Jacqui Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2009

"Julisa and Anna are fine models for young girls looking for guidance in the ways of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What makes a true friend? Read full book review >

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THE NEW GIRL...AND ME by Jacqui Robbins
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Phelan's pale watercolor illustrations beautifully capture the gentleness and vulnerability of his young protagonists and Robbins's pitch-perfect prose makes this a subtle winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young outsider finds a best friend in the new girl in her class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTING OUR WORLD by Catherine Rondina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This book will be useful as a starting point for teachers, librarians and students who want to search out some interesting festivals to compare and contrast, but it's not as enlightening as it could be. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lights, bonfires, fireworks and candles: All are used throughout the world to celebrate a great range of holidays. Read full book review >

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I KNOW WHERE MY FOOD GOES by Jacqui Maynard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"He and his mother provide science at its simplest, with no small dash of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Through cozy conversation, just as they are about to devour pizza for lunch, Sam and his mother unravel the process of digestion in this entry in the Sam's Science series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR GOOD MEASURE by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"Ordinary topic; extraordinary details. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
By tossing in tidbits of history, word origins and meanings, Robbins takes the everyday subject of measurement and makes it accessible, interesting and memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, illustrated by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Teachers will wish that Robbins had placed more emphasis on general seed facts, but overall this is a good beginning and a great resource in its photographs. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Zoom in on some of the most common seeds and learn a few facts along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWER MACHINES by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"An unusually intelligent, well-designed presentation of a perennially fascinating topic. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
Pointing out that ``Power machines do what we do, but on a much bigger scale,'' Robbins uses his technique of judicious hand-tinting to clarify b&w photos of 13 ``awesome'' contrivances, each headed with a pair of vivid verbs (``Scoop and Dump''—payloader; ``Smash and Crack''—jackhammer; ``Hum and Spin''—steam-turbine generator) and a brief, lucid description (in using a tree spade, ``The plug of earth goes back in the hole where the tree originally was, and the landscape is hardly disturbed at all''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

In a departure from his characteristic still-life photos of bridges, tools, flowers, and the elements, Robbins (Earth, 1995, etc.) turns his camera to a much more kinetic subject—the rodeo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE ME A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A useful concept book with a succinct overview. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Planting and harvesting peanuts and wheat; milking cows; factory processing of peanut butter, baking bread, bottling milk; supermarket checkout counter; finished snack—all are clearly illustrated in photos captioned with a brief text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM JOSEPHINE by Jan Thornhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A charmingly simple way to help children see how they fit into the world around them. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Exuberant Josephine catalogs her place in the world, painting each example on an easel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUBS by Kate de Goldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A companion, Billy (ISBN: 978-1-74114-892-3), is also out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
"The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected." Read full book review >

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Ultimately both approach and content seem best suited to an adult audience (preferably dedicated foodies) who will be sufficiently familiar with mythology, history and literature to catch and appreciate the many allusions. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Striking photographs dominate in this odd paean to selected fruits and vegetables. Read full book review >