Search Results: "Joung Un Kim"


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 >

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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

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
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

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

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 >

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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY AT WAR by Myung Un Lee
Released: March 7, 2014

"The theory on military tactics has merit, but the book could have been improved with better balance between the overwhelming discourse and diminutive story."
Lee's (The Search for a Hero, 2007) narrative nonfiction finds the author's alter ego, Dr. Ahn, on a tour discussing the shortcomings of U.S. military strategy compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOSS by Kim Lewis
by Kim Lewis, illustrated by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1992

After the old man gives Floss, his Border collie, to his son, she's trained to take over the work of the old sheepdog on the son's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE FLOSS by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Setting her story against a wintry backdrop, Lewis captures the spirit of puppies and their young caretakers at play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural instincts of a border collie pup are at work in this gratifying sequel (Floss, 1992) that plays to the heart. Read full book review >