Search Results: "Kelly Asbury"


BOOK REVIEW

BONNIE'S BLUE HOUSE by Kelly Asbury
COLORS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Two companion volumes, Rusty's Red Vacation (ISBN 0-8050-4021-8) and Yolanda's Yellow School (- 4023-4), take Asbury's color message aptly into those realms. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-concept book from newcomer Asbury has much going for it. Read full book review >

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WILD WITCHES’ BALL by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The counting practice adds a pedagogical veneer, but it's the lively art, plus Prelutsky's rare way with language and rhyme that will bring children back to the party. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Asbury illustrates a vintage bit of early Prelutsky, first published in Witch Poems (1976), with sketchy party scenes featuring plenty of pointy hats, black shadows, green skin, and flashes of jack-o'-lantern orange. Read full book review >

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LIBERACE by Darden Asbury Pyron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Never mind, the flaws are minor and can be disregarded. Pyron tells an immensely entertaining story that should be fascinating and pleasurable to anyone with an interest in American popular culture. (50 photographs, unseen)"
An entertaining and rewarding biography of the pianist and entertainer whose fans' adoration was equaled only by his critics' loathing. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Cyclonic—and it couldn't be more timely, with the publication of the sequel to Mitchell's classic just around the corner."
Pyron (History/Florida International Univ.) offers a compelling portrait of the spirited, complex author of Gone With the Wind, a perceptive psychological analysis of the novel, and an examination of the work's changing critical fortunes as the South has become transformed during the past half century. Read full book review >

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IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

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THE RAVEN’S GIFT by Kelly Dupre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the full mystic import of the narrator's epiphany will likely escape most young readers, the appealingly primitive illustrations and the fundamental lure of the unknown will draw children in to this most unusual and pleasing offering. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A tale of endurance and mystery in the Arctic. Read full book review >

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EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE LOST THINGS by Kelly Canby
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"While full of warmth, this picture book unfortunately loses sight of its young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Olive discovers "all the lost things" in a mysterious place beneath the city, she decides to bring back hope, memory, and humor for those above. Read full book review >

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IT’S A HUMMINGBIRD’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"They and the small font size make this difficult to read to a group, but for a lap child, or a young reader, it's just right. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Sweet, colorful, and fluttery, this bright little jewel is as cheerful as the bird it depicts. Read full book review >

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OBLIVION by Kelly Creagh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 28, 2015

"A romantic, hard-fought conclusion that should please fans. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The conclusion to the gothic paranormal-romance trilogy started in Nevermore (2010).Read full book review >