Search Results: "Janice N. Harrington"


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BUSY-BUSY LITTLE CHICK by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Potential confusion aside, this well-told and beautifully illustrated offering makes a distinctive addition to folklore collections. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Based on a fable of the Nkundo people of Central Africa, this compelling tale brings home the message that if you want something done right—or at all—sometimes you have to do it yourself. Read full book review >

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CATCHING A STORYFISH by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A gentle-spirited book about a black girl who almost gives up her gift but for love and friendship. (Verse novel. 8-12)"
Poet and storyteller Harrington offers a verse novel about a girl named Katharen, nicknamed Keet for the parakeetlike chattiness that her family loves, particularly her grandpa, an avid fisherman. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN-CHASING QUEEN OF LAMAR COUNTY by Janice N. Harrington
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2007

"Contented clucks all around. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Never has the expression, "feathers will fly" been as aptly illustrated as in this vivacious story of an African-American farm girl who loves nothing more than chasing chickens. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO WALKS HOME by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The brotherly reconciliation at the end aptly caps this more-or-less respectful return to Keats's timeless characters. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Based on characters created by Ezra Jack Keats"—whose name is the only one on the front cover and spine—this homage pairs a new urban tale with illustrations that draw on Keats's palette and collage style to create a similar look. Read full book review >

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GOING NORTH by Janice N. Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"The impressionistic, color-rich paintings are as warm and expressive as the lyrical story, a nighttime view of the car's headlights and taillights cutting the midnight-blue darkness is as stunning as the full-bleed, double-page spread of big sky and cotton fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Any child who has ever faced the upheaval of a cross-country move will relate to this gorgeous, autobiographical picture-book poem about an African-American family that moves north from Alabama to Nebraska in 1964. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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VIRUS by William Harrington
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Released: Jan. 28, 1990

From the author of Skin Deep (1983) and For the Defense (1988), the story of Colombian cocaine overlords who wage computer warfare on America's air-control system—all in order to smuggle in a really, really big load of their corporate product. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE NOT-SO-VIRTUAL MONSTERS by Kim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"While there are both better monster and better tech books out there, the fast pace and action focus will appeal to game-addicted readers. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Monsters from a "Pokémon Go"-type game escape into the real world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"Too long by far, but an engrossing, multilayered portrait—as well as a touching personal odyssey. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Magisterial investigation of black America by a white reporter for The Washington Post; portions have appeared in Life magazine and the Washington Post Sunday Magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 29, 2006

"Uniquely compelling."
In this one-of-a-kind project, Harrington uses equal parts research and imagination to explore love, religion and empire in the earliest part of Christian history. Read full book review >

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A CATALOG OF BIRDS by Laura Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sensitive rendering of shattered lives."
The Vietnam War traumatizes a soldier and his family. Read full book review >