Search Results: "Jeremy Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

LET THERE BE PEACE by Jeremy Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"It ends with the hymn that gives the collection its title, familiar to many in the English-speaking world. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
Full of delicate, stylized imagery that reflects its subject, this clearly heartfelt and well-intentioned compendium suffers from a lack of sourced material and a surfeit of fuzzy sentimentality. Read full book review >

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A WORLD OF PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks
edited by Jeremy Brooks, illustrated by Elena Gomez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Her cover design incorporates feathered angel wings, Asian fabric patterns and the dove of peace against a subtle blue background showing the continents of the world. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Twenty-six short, Christian prayers from around the world arranged into thematic sections focus on morning, mealtime graces, nighttime and blessings. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A list of acknowledgements gives some greater specificity to the prayers' origins. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Fifteen short prayers for younger children appear in this collection, accompanied by illustrations of children from many different cultures and ethnic groups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Back to the Middle Ages with you, Rifkin, and see if you really like the common life."
It's been downhill all the way for 400 years, says Rifkin (co-author, The Green Lifestyle Guide, 1990, Entropy, 1980, etc.), in this latest jeremiad on modern times. Read full book review >