Search Results: "Jonathan Ashley"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHAPES by Ashley G.
by Ashley G., illustrated by Ashley G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Best when used or displayed alongside the blocks, where it might inspire young children to build their own shape-based creations. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
The basic shapes—circle (in yellow), triangle (in red), square (in blue), rectangle (in orange)—combine to form easily recognizable objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Fans will be pleased (if sad to say goodbye), and new readers will beg for the indomitable space cat's earlier adventures. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Disaster on Binky's space station comes in the shape of "SUITCASES!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Spires' understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Making things is difficult work. Readers will recognize the stages of this young heroine's experience as she struggles to realize her vision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY TO THE RESCUE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The muted palette and variety of panel shapes, sound effects, expressive characters and deadpan humor work in perfect rib-tickling harmony. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
Intrepid Space Cat Binky returns with another thrilling and dangerous adventure! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER-SCHEDULED ANDREW by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"For children, a whimsical word of warning. For their parents, a pleasant surprise that this time they're not made out to be at fault. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Andrew's interests threaten to get the better of him in this tongue-in-cheek take on an all-too-common plight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BOOK IS MAGIC by Ashley Evanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"While possessing just a fraction of the magic that Hervé Tullet's Press Here offers in abundance, this unexceptional addition to the ever expanding field of interactive titles holds some appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wave a finger and a ship disappears; twirl the same finger and a cupcake appears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY TAKES CHARGE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A purrrfect mix of slapstick, deadpan and catpan. (Graphic novel. 8-12)"
Space cat Lt. Binky has been tapped for a new assignment: recruit trainer! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BINKY UNDER PRESSURE by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14)"
Binky the Space Cat returns for his third not-so-quite-out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >