Search Results: "Kevin Peraino"


BOOK REVIEW

A FORCE SO SWIFT by Kevin Peraino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Provides useful context for the troubled, tangled history of U.S. dealings with China, a timely topic."
A study of the Communist victory in China in 1949 and the American role in the events leading to that triumph. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN IN THE WORLD by Kevin Peraino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Though well-researched and engagingly presented, Peraino's materials include too little new information about Lincoln to add much to readers' understanding of the 16th president."
In his workmanlike debut, veteran journalist Peraino examines Abraham Lincoln's role in American foreign policy, "one of the few sparsely stocked corners of an otherwise massive library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GARDEN by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just plain perfect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl enjoys helping her mother in her garden, but she knows if she had a garden, it would be something else entirely: no weeds, ever-blooming multicolored flowers with hues she can change with just a thought, chocolate rabbits instead of pests and so on. Read full book review >

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BACKPACK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasing diversion for anyone who's ever lugged a zillion-pound backpack. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tongue-in-cheek history of backpacks from prehistory to the 21st century kicks off O'Malley's comics-inspired collection of four short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING by Kevin Luthardt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An engaging and effective father-son story in which the main characters are black and race is not presented as an issue, this is a charming introduction to the worlds of books, birds and imagination, and an apt choice for parent-child reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a boy reads a book about birds, his imagination takes flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWEN’S MARSHMALLOW CHICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This little work is begging to be nestled among the pastel grasses of any Easter basket, but it does one better than any chocolate rabbit: it can be enjoyed over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not as cleverly plotted or as elegantly illustrated as Yolen's Piggins series, but with much of the same appeal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mystery in the classic style, written in verse that mimics the familiar rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIS ROYAL BUCKLINESS by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"The verse narrative stumbles a bit, but Hawkes's paintings of his fantasy adventure glow with vitality and humor, while the theme of a small person winning autonomy is dramatized with unusual panache. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hawkes (Then the Troll Heard the Squeak, 1991) tells another ebulliently offbeat tale. ``The giants stole Lord Buckley and crowned him their king''—carrying the lad off to a northern land where they coddle him, but don't ``let him slide or bump or run'' lest he break. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL POOP ON PIGEONS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Another feather in McCloskey's cap. (Graphic informational early reader. 5-7)"
Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! (2015) will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT DOG by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"While this book doesn't do anything new, it's a shoo-in for lovers of dogs and humor: funny and charming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A white child in a dress and a bow lectures readers about how to pick the perfect dog. Read full book review >