Search Results: "Julia Gorton"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE MAMA by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Newman's verse occasionally sacrifices syntax to scansion, but it stays on the bearable side of saccharine, making this an acceptable purchase this season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl lists the many things that no one can do "just like Mama." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE MYSELF by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Cobb's extensive experience in science education is reflected in this illuminating work that sheds light on some sophisticated scientific principles. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
The scientific principles of light and reflection are often studied in first-grade classrooms, and any first-grade teacher will tell you it's not always easy to convey such complex ideas to six-year-olds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOUNCING, DANCING, GALLOPING ABC by Charlotte Doyle
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The pictures are appealing, but the absence of any girls or ethnic minorities could narrow the book's potential audience. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Doyle offers a simple but refreshingly rare variation on the traditional alphabet book (or classroom chart), which focuses on objects or nouns as the examples of the letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE FISH AND THE BIG BAD SHARK by Ken Geist
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Great for educators teaching comparisons, and for ocean lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This aquatic update on the classic pig story is sure to enthrall readers young and old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCORE! by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"But these maxims, accompanied by Gorton's lively, crisp, colorful digital cartoon illustrations and dynamic typeface selections have undeniable appeal—and they are homey, honest and blessedly brief. (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
This collection of 50 motivational poems about ambition, persistence, attitude, self-respect and integrity will find plenty of fans among parents, teachers, leaders and coaches who are working on character development, goal-setting and cooperative classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I GET WET by Vicki Cobb
by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Her illustrations utilize uncluttered pages, bright colors on white backgrounds, and creative type treatments that flow together into a lively, informative treatment. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Kids who wonder why their fingertips get wrinkly in the bathtub will find the answer to this question and other scientific stumpers in this simple but not simplistic study of the ways of water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT’S MY DOG! by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"Indubitably—though cat lovers and the unnecessarily fastidious may prefer the eponymous feline of Liz Graham-Yooll's Timothy Tib (not reviewed). (Picture book. 5-7)"
With waggy enthusiasm, one detail at a time, a lad presents his "big, red, happy, muddy, smart, bouncy, slobbery, sneaky, stinky" canine companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDDLE RHYMES by Charles Ghigna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The answers will quickly become rote, but the poems are worth reading again and again, for their simple, decent imagery and child-size insights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fun book that coaxes listeners to identify the subject of a short poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GUMDROP TREE by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Simply gorgeous. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl gets a bag of gumdrops from her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW SANDBOX by Donna Jakob
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 1996

"The illustrations —stylized graphics in bright, airbrushed acrylics—make the action accessible and child-sized, and add to the bold and visually appealing whole. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a boy gets a new sandbox in his backyard, one that's just his size, he wants it all to himself. ``Get out,'' he shouts to a bug, a bird, a dog, and a girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOTS SLITHER by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It hardly seems like science, but it is, as well as a salutary reminder for younger moviegoers that real robots have better things to do than turn into red-eyed, rampaging killers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Robots these days not only slither—they roll, crawl, fly in space, and "flick their tails" to "dive as deep as whales"—not to mention work in factories, fight fires, bark, meow, and even recognize facial expressions: "Look at what these robots do—smile at them, they'll smile at you!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER SAND CASTLE SATURDAY by Stuart J. Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"For those who resist Larry's strict notions, bring out Loreen Leedy's blithe Measuring Penny (p. 270) for a more generous examination of nonstandard measurements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-06-027613-4 This entry in the MathStart series explores the hazards of measuring in nonstandard units. Read full book review >