Search Results: "Knee Bouncers"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO SAYS MOO? by Punch Robinson
by Punch Robinson, illustrated by Punch Robinson, developed by Knee Bouncers
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 29, 2011

"The endearing creatures in this lively app will keep kids entertained while they learn and practice animal sounds. (iPad storybook app. 3 mos.-6)"
Silly-looking animals make their respective sounds in a simple but satisfying and educational picture-book app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNEE HOLES by Jerome Brooks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, an intelligent, carefully structured novel for a special few. (Fiction. YA+)"
Hope Gallagher, 15, narrator of Brooks's latest foray into teenage angst, suffers from a poor self-image; she's sure a computer glitch put her in Dr. Everett Rogers's honors English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Sober but stinging account of one of the saddest chapters in American history."
Richardson (History/Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War, 2007, etc.) argues that the Wounded Knee massacre was a direct result of Gilded Age political expediency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOUNDED KNEE by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO BENDED KNEE by Merrill B. Twining
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"An estimable addition to the literature of Guadalcanal. (30 b&w photos and maps, not seen)"
A splendid first-person account of the costly campaign that enabled Allied forces to wrest Guadalcanal from the Japanese in WW II's Pacific theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKELETON'S KNEE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Mayor, who could probably write dandy investigative nonfiction, needs to tighten up his storylines before this otherwise estimable series sinks into mediocrity."
When Vermont recluse Abraham Fuller dies, the autopsy reveals he was killed by an aneurysm—caused by a bullet shot at him about 20 years before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNEE-DEEP IN WONDER by April Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Strong writing throughout, however, from a very promising writer with a world-class imagination."
An earnest debut novel painstakingly records an uprooted black woman's recovery of her scattered family's even more scattered history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNEE DEEP IN PARADISE by Brett Butler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Still, a better-than-average entry in the genre, best for its vividly rendered early scenes. (b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to People; $500,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
``Most women like you, with a past like yours, would have ended up as a clerk at Woolworth's,'' a therapist once told Butler, the stand-up comic and star of the televison show Grace Under Fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KNEE-HIGH MAN by William Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The illustrations have a mysterious glassy glow; the knee-high man, however, doesn't really come across as knee-high. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A traditional African-American folktale retold by the author of Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree (1994, not reviewed), about a little man who wants to become bigger, louder, and meaner than he is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE by Marcia Butler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The light and the dark fight it out in this fierce, fiery memoir."
Can music save a person's life? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 1995

"The prose is at times too flowery, and the text a bit disjointed, but Flood writes history with style and tells an informative, affecting tale. (illustrations, not seen)"
The story of the relationship between an infant survivor of the Wounded Knee massacre and her adoptive mother, a leader of the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Children of My Knee by Len Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"An often thoughtful meditation on race in America."
A debut memoir reflects back on an African-American man's lifelong grappling with others' racist hatred. Read full book review >