Search Results: "Kadir Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Resonant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The award-winning Nelson turns from nuanced treatments of historical subjects to this exploration of a classic preschool trope: a lost animal's search for home. Read full book review >

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CHANGE HAS COME by Kadir Nelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"The unabashed feeling conveyed in every loose line helps to make this a lovely memento, just in time for Inaguration Day. (Picture book. All ages)"
Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Nelson here gives up his studied compositions and meticulous applications of color in favor of quick, emotion-laden graphite sketches that commemorate Barack Obama's groundbreaking campaign and victory. Read full book review >

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IF YOU PLANT A SEED by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nelson spins a gardening metaphor about kindness. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An inspirational ode to the life of the great South African leader by an award-winning author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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HEWITT ANDERSON’S GREAT BIG LIFE by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Here's proof that, when it comes to heart, physical size isn't the whole story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Low on suspense but high on sheer feel-goodness, this Tom Thumb-like original tale will elicit sighs of content from readers and listeners needing a change of pace. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE WINGS by Debbie Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Little girls who long for pretty tutus and pointe shoes of their own will like this sassy lassie. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Dancer-choreographer Allen (of Fame fame) joins forces again with Nelson (Big Jabe, p. 565) in their second dance-themed picture book, following Brothers of the Knight (1999). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

Rappaport plainly explicates the major events in Abraham Lincoln's life from his poor beginnings to the assassin's bullet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This fond daughter's reminiscence is a welcome addition to the life story of one of America's best-known athletes and civil-rights advocates. (Picture book/memoir. 7-10)"
In 1955 Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers beat out the Yankees and the Robinson family left New York City for a secluded home in Connecticut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST THE TWO OF US by Will Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"This might make reading awkward for happily married fathers, but it's a unique and beautiful title, and for some it will fit the bill. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The lyrics from Smith's rap (of the same title) are beautifully illustrated here in this selection for one-on-one reading that celebrates the bond between father and son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, BABY, PLEASE by Spike Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The repetitive text, sunny illustrations, and entirely familiar scenarios will make this a favorite of parents and children alike. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Parents and caregivers will recognize the ritualistic pleading that takes place when spending the day with a toddler. Read full book review >