Search Results: "Ken Brosky"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A familiar story, well-told, and enhanced by the many well-chosen period photographs. (photo credits) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"In 1875 there were perhaps fifty million of them. Just twenty-five years later nearly every one of them was gone." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING I SPY ABC by Ken Laidlaw
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's an alphabetic Where's Waldo? in these pages, without the peppermint-striped shirt to tip children off. (Picture book. 3+)"
The Amazing I Spy ABC ($12.99; Sept. 1996; 44 pp.; 0-8037-1992-2): Adults will need to grab their eyeglasses when sharing this game-in-a-book version of I Spy with children: Good vision is mandatory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTUMN LEAVES by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The book ends, fittingly, with an uncaptioned picture of a leafless tree; under its bough is a big pile of leaves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Leaf identification books can be baffling to preschoolers collecting autumn leaves; whether the books feature minute silhouettes of trees and leaves, or full-blown full-color photographs of summer greens, they rarely display what a leaf looks like come fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST GO ROUND by Ken Kesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

Kesey (Sailor Song 1992, etc.) has written a historical western that amusingly mixes fact and fiction to tell the politically correct story of a multiracial trio of cowboys who achieve a state of spiritual harmony that transcends cultural differences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKINS by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
At Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, but the story of pumpkins begins with seeds sown in the spring, followed by plants, flowers and finally, fruits in surprising variety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S THE TIME, GRANDMA WOLF? by Ken Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Suspense looms in the air as young woodland creatures get closer and closer to big bad Grandma Wolf until it looks like their collective gooses may be cooked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTH by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A thoughtful plea for the environment, impassioned by the beauty and restraint of its presentation. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
An overview of earth by Robbins (Water, 1994, etc.) presented in terms of the four basic elements (volumes on air and fire are forthcoming). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Visually stunning and capable of provoking more serious study. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Gorgeous hand-colored photographs illustrate this first in a series on the classic elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"This flaw notwithstanding, fine fare for young history buffs. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
From April 3 through April 9, 1865, the last important battles of the Civil War were fought as the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia fled from Petersburg and Richmond, followed closely by the Army of the Potomac, which trapped them at Appomattox. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR GOOD MEASURE by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2010

"Ordinary topic; extraordinary details. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
By tossing in tidbits of history, word origins and meanings, Robbins takes the everyday subject of measurement and makes it accessible, interesting and memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, illustrated by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Teachers will wish that Robbins had placed more emphasis on general seed facts, but overall this is a good beginning and a great resource in its photographs. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Zoom in on some of the most common seeds and learn a few facts along the way. Read full book review >