Search Results: "Kobi Yamada"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PROBLEM? by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"A straightforward, effective approach to helping children cope with one of life's commonplace yet emotionally fraught situations, this belongs on the shelf alongside Molly Bang's Sophie books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child struggles with the worry and anxiety that come with an unexpected problem. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I HAD A TEACHER by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A sweet, soft conversation starter and a charming gift. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A paean to teachers and their surrogates everywhere. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHANCE? by Kobi Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"This is a book that will grow with readers: use it to inspire conversations of a philosophical nature as well as for practical problem-solving. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Perfectionists and those with social anxiety will find encouragement in the reminder that embarrassment is temporary and even the fearful can choose to take chances. Read full book review >

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MY RED BALLOON by Kazuaki Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"This buoyant tale elegantly conveys the sustaining gift of friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day in the life of a girl, her animal friends and her special red balloon. Read full book review >

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KAI TO THE RESCUE! by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An oft-told tale in fire-truck form. It's earnest, but it fizzles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a tiny green-and-white pumper joins the fire crew, the captain truck doubts his abilities. Read full book review >

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BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLASTOFF! by Luke  Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"With its simple, declarative text and lively illustrations, this is an ideal story for transportation-themed storytimes or for launching kids to bedtime...maybe later rather than sooner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adventurous bedtime story is filled with imagination and a child's keen excitement in vehicular transportation. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES by Alison  Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Generic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A parent bear expresses their love for their cub through comparisons that will appeal to kids who love vehicles of all sorts. Read full book review >

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TRASH by Amy Yamada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Trying too hard to be hip yet meaningful, this novel goes on and on and on and never says a thing. (Author tour)"
Translated here into English for the first time, Yamada, author of over 20 novels, tells a banal story of an insecure Asian woman in love with an alcoholic, and sometimes abusive, African-American man in New York City. Read full book review >

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Train off the Rails with Kody and Dot by Robert Von Goeben

"An excellent rhyming story that shows how seeing more of the world can help individuals realize their own importance."
Two colleagues find a new appreciation for their delivery jobs in this illustrated children's tale of teddy bears and trains by a writer and toy company founder. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME EYES by Amy Yamada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"Simpers along with irritating, prurient superficiality."
Three bleak, repetitious tales about young Japanese women entangled in sadistic sexual relationships with American men: previously untranslated 1980s work by prize-winning Japanese novelist Yamada (Trash, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >