Search Results: "Kevin T. McCarney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A book that will make readers want to immediately put what they've learned into practice."
A somewhat surprising source offers an illuminating guide to better communication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The occasional distractions of pop-business cheerleading notwithstanding, if the book evokes a few creative ideas, it will have done good service."
Why think outside the box? Write business consultants Coyne and Coyne, "the key is to find just the right box in which to think." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER KILLER by T. Mark McCurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An illuminating tale of a pilot on the cutting edge."
An Air Force veteran tells an exciting tale of tracking terrorist leaders by remote piloted aircraft, the future of military aviation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE WILL I LIVE? by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Peering into a fractured mirror reflects some hope back. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A glimpse into the lives of child refugees as well as the resilience and endurance they exhibit in many forms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILT YOUR HEAD, ROSIE THE RED by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A sketchy bit of behavior modeling that may serve as a discussion starter but has all the thematic and psychological depth of some franchise athlete's side project. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this semiautobiographical outing, a budding social activist turns jeers to cheers by spinning her new classmate's hijab as a fashion statement. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY IS MALALA DAY by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2014

"A brief but moving manifesto that will spark both sympathy and heightened awareness of an endemic global outrage. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
An uplifting letter of tribute to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager made famous by her determined advocacy for girls' education, illustrated with photos of her and other young people from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO SCHOOL by Rosemary McCarney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is both a fascinating look at school around the world and a very subtle message to readers to appreciate what they have. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Riding the school bus will lose some of its allure and excitement but not its value for readers after seeing how kids around the world get to school. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >