Search Results: "Kim Bearden"


BOOK REVIEW

CRASH COURSE by Kim Bearden
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2014

"Thoughtful and entertaining tales of how students influenced and changed one teacher's perspective on life."
How a teacher learned to live a better life through interaction with her students. Read full book review >

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LI’L DAN, THE DRUMMER BOY by Romare Bearden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An important find for the world of children's literature. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recently discovered, this is Bearden's only work for children. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TULIP by Milt Bearden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, a better-than-average debut thriller from a writer who, next time out, may be willing to swap some technological complexity for the human kind. (Author tour)"
Set mostly in Afghanistan during the Soviet Union's ill-fated invasion, a first novel by the man who ran the CIA's covert operation there. Read full book review >

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ROMARE BEARDEN by Jan Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The volume is a companion to an upcoming retrospective at the National Gallery of Art that will travel to several other cities through 2005. (author's note, chronology, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Bearden grew up in North Carolina, and his memories of his neighborhood and countryside, quilting bees, cotton picking, picnics, and revival meetings are well-known subjects of his collage art. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Three cheers indeed for Harry and friends, who remind readers young and old to savor the sweet simplicity of preschool years. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lewis's lovable pachyderm returns for a third adventure with his fellow stuffed pals. Read full book review >

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ABC DREAM by Kim Krans
by Kim Krans, illustrated by Kim Krans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"On the whole, sophisticated, subtle, and stunning. (Alphabet book. 5-8)"
A wordless alphabet book becomes an identification game. Read full book review >

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CAT ON THE BUS by Aram Kim
by Aram Kim, illustrated by Aram Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This sweet, nearly wordless tale is likely to find an appreciative audience among cat lovers and children just beginning to sound words out on their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stray cat finds a new home after hopping onto a passing bus. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S HALMONI? by Julie Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An exceptionally charming and well-executed romp that brings to life loving family relationships and an enticing fairy-tale world. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
Korean siblings have a rip-roaring adventure, tumbling into a magical land in search of their missing grandmother in this folklore-inspired graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOCK by Langston Hughes
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Like Ntozake Shange's i live in music (1994, not reviewed), a continuous poem, illustrated by many of Bearden's works, this also shows readers how poetry and collage are not only related, but probably siblings. (Picture book/poetry. 4+)"
In a work published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the words and images of two Harlem Renaissance artists combine in a jazzy portrait of life on a Harlem block. Read full book review >

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PWIGGLES ON PLUTO by Heji Kim
by Heji Kim, illustrated by Heji Kim, developed by Heji Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2012

"Pluto deserves better. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A nonexistent story and a mostly uninspiring template-built interface ground this app from the get-go. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD AND BURIED by Kim Harrington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Downright, satisfyingly creepy. (Supernatural mystery. 13 & up)"
Harrington returns to the genre of Lois Duncan with spine-chilling results. Read full book review >