Search Results: "Joung Un Kim"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF DRISCOLL LIPSCOMB by Sara Yamaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

A lyrical parable, told in a voice that is big on wonder and small on irony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR FOR KIKO by Ferida Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It lends a lush quality to the landscapes, and although Kiko is less gracefully depicted, her postures and gestures keep pace with the quiet exuberance of the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wolff (A Weed Is a Seed, 1996, etc.) takes readers through the calendar with a month-by-month list of a small girl's solitary outdoor activities during the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIGHBORS by George Held
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"Well-illustrated poetry which may be too challenging for some younger readers."
This latest addition to the Neighbors poetry series offers engaging poetry for young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEN HEARS GOSSIP by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"This gentle lesson about the insidious nature of gossip will be understood by all but the very youngest readers, who can enjoy it just for fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hen hears a juicy bit of gossip in the barnyard and can't wait to tell someone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIGHBORS by George Held
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2013

"This oversized volume won't fit on a bookshelf; leave it open on a table to display the art. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
Poems celebrate 12 animals that might be found in American backyards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"Charming critters in collage and poetry for people of all ages."
Not your standard children's poetry book, this illustrated collection offers sounds and scenes to savor for ages 3 and up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMI’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVER by Soyung Pak
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Warm smudges of color layer together to provide simple illustrations for this sweet tale of a difficult and common experience no matter the ethnicity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first day of school can be frightening for any child, but when Sumi enters the noisy classroom full of children saying things that she doesn't understand, she decides that maybe school is a lonely, mean, and scary place as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY THE FROG HAS BIG EYES by Betsy Franco
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Oddly, the illustrator gets a thumbnail profile, but not the author. (Easy reader. 5-6)"
For novice readers, a simply told original fable illustrated with scenes of familiar, brightly colored animals with beady, staring eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POWER OF UN by Nancy Etchemendy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"This hangs together better than William Sleator's similarly premised Rewind (1999), but readers who assume from the cover illustration that it's a comedy are in for a shock. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Etchemendy (Crystal City, not reviewed) mixes quick action and long thoughts in this tale of a lad who discovers that changing the past is a tricky business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UN-BRELLA by Scott E. Franson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A visual diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a little girl decides the weather isn't to her fancy, an "un-brella" helps to magically change one season to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >