Search Results: "Jeanette Canyon"


BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE JUNGLE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2013

"Rich with learning experiences, Berkes' book elegantly combines art, reading, counting and music with the natural sciences. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Based on Berkes and Canyon's 2007 book, this new interactive counting and sing-along app is a snazzy introduction to the fauna of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE OCEAN by Marianne Berkes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes music and lyrics, further information about each animal, and an artists' note explaining how the illustrations were created. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eye-popping artwork is the star of the show in Berkes's lively, oceanic counting book, based on the classic children's song Over in the Meadow. Read full book review >

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CITY BEATS by S. Kelly Rammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp2004, this flight will send young audiences fluttering and spinning through their own urban visions. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Constructed from zillions of small polymer clay pellets in every imaginable hue, Canyon's illustrations create dizzying, very close-up, pigeon's-eye city views for which Rammell's short, similarly semi-abstract verses provide well-tuned accompaniment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"With a format that includes science, math, art, music and reading, it still manages to be what learning should be—fun. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
This beautifully illustrated counting and singalong app version of the 2004 book introduces young readers to the creatures of the coral reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DENVER’S ANCIENT RHYMES by Christopher Canyon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A better-than-usual effort in the trend of song illustration. (CD in hardcover, score) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Denver's gentle lullaby comes to life in Canyon's gorgeous paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DENVER’S TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS by Christopher Canyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Canyon has outdone himself in his second pairing with a John Denver tune, this one about returning home to the place of his roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Linda Vieira
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A good general introduction to the subject. (chart, chronology, index) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The team behind The Ever-Living Tree (1994) takes readers on a simulated five-hour pack-mule trip from rim to floor of the Grand Canyon—through millions of years of geological deposits- -and acquaints them with the ecology of the chasm carved by the Colorado River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA’S ISLAND by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2007

Angelina misses Jamaica, and even though her mother says New York is home now, it certainly doesn't seem like it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For a contrast in depth and documentation, see Claire A. Nivola's recent Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (2008). (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai's work to reverse the deforestation of Kenya garners Winter's signature treatment: a spare, reverential text and stylized, reductionist paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP by Jeanette Winter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"The holiday spirit lives in this beautiful rendering. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
Winter's (Klara's New World, 1992, etc.) story about Captain Herman and his ship filled with Christmas trees is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANUK THE ICE BEAR by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"As in other books by the author, big issues are presented in an accessible manner and subtly enough that adults can guide children to an age-appropriate understanding of them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The story of a female polar bear provides an overview of the species' life cycle and includes the mention of environmental changes that threaten their existence. Read full book review >