Search Results: "John Nez"


BOOK REVIEW

CROMWELL DIXON’S SKY-CYCLE  by John Nez
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Dare to dream' is the clear message here. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This fine tribute to teenage inventors everywhere retraces the true early exploits of a handy Ohio lad who converted his bicycle into a homemade dirigible, then successfully (more or less) tested it out in the skies over Columbus. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMA CURE by Pamela Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A middling story with a gentle lesson, though a bit too sophisticated for the low end of its target audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Squabbling grandmothers remind sick-in-bed Becky of her kindergarten classmates. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WORM by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"When will Fly and Spider get their own school stories? (Early reader. 5-7)"
Cronin and Bliss' droll humor come to the early-reader set courtesy of Houran and Nez. Read full book review >

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THE DANCING CLOCK by Steve Metzger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not nearly so engaging as its subject, alas. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The fabulous musical Delacorte clock in Central Park in New York City is the subject of a snow monkey's devotion, told in rhymed couplets. Read full book review >

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CODE TALKER by Chester Nez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation."
A firsthand account of how the Navajo language was used to help defeat the Japanese in World War II. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES by John Martz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Four whimsical cartoon outings feature an overlapping cast of small anthropomorphic animals artfully placed to lead eyes up, down, around and past page turns to mishaps and surprises. Read full book review >

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TALES OF BUNJITSU BUNNY by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Nonviolence (mostly), the bunjitsu way. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Martial arts high jinks with Bunjitsu Bunny. Read full book review >

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LOOK...LOOK AGAIN! by John O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"If the laughs come a tad unevenly, come they do: good, absurdist fun with sly, existential winks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Renaissance guy O'Brien (who, in addition to penning New Yorker cartoons and illustrating prolifically for children, plays banjo and lifeguards in North Wildwood, N.J.) delivers wacky vignettes riffing on six professional tropes: farmer, chef, woodsman, knight, doorman and clown. Read full book review >