Search Results: "Korky Paul"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY NOISY HOUSE by Julie Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Four children created the lively, magical artwork used for the endpapers; this book would charm if their art had been used throughout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, rhythmic text describes accelerating and decelerating noises at different levels of a house. Read full book review >

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A ROCKETFUL OF SPACE POEMS by John Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"The poems are, at best, lesser lights in the poetic firmament, but the pictures provide enough boost to get them off the ground. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Goofy cartoons featuring wildly baroque spacecraft and many-limbed aliens illustrate 26 poems, nearly all new and out of—or at least off—this world. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL CAN WAIT by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Entertaining, accessible fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sprightly fantasy about a British schoolboy and his parents on what turns into a global rescue mission, beginning when they happen on reindeer Blitzen, who got left behind during Father Christmas's annual round. Read full book review >

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WINNIE'S MIDNIGHT DRAGON by Valerie Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Wilbur's and Winnie's expressions and the details of Winnie's witchy lair will keep their attention happily fixed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are somewhat discomfited by the sudden appearance of a lost fire-breathing dragon-baby through the cat-flap. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEE ME DIG by Paul  Meisel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"New readers will dig this. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this gem of an early reader, a cast of cavorting canines find more than they expected when they start digging—namely a scary bear, buried treasure, pirate ghosts and heavy construction equipment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS CAR by Paul Collicutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"This car has an open top'—and a rousing final close-up of an old-style racing car barreling past, this has everything but sound effects to please fans of wheeled and winged zoomers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
The creator of This Train (1999), This Plane (2000), and This Boat (2001) will continue to transport new and pre-readers with an array of vehicles at work and play. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"A good idea sabotaged by poor design. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stickland (Dinosaur Stomp!, 1996, etc.) has produced a counting/animal-naming rhyme, with a small Mylar mirror mounted on the last page so that readers can get a peek of themselves at the end of the parade of cheerful animals that prance across the pages: ``One bear, one dog, one mouse, one frog.'' A charming, simple notion, useful to accustom youngsters to left-to-right sequencing (each new animal appears at the right of the spread), but some pages are so carelessly laid out that there are large areas of white space on the left, while the animals are crowded into the righthand page (viewers never see more than the head and forefeet of the moose, eighth in line). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNTER by Paul Geraghty
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A satisfying (if implausible) adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Accompanying her grandfather to find honey in the bush, Jamina is so busy pretending to be a hunter shooting elephants that she wanders off and gets lost. Read full book review >

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NY IS FOR NEW YORK  by Paul Thurlby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Just right for both first-time visitors as well as fans of the city. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Noted artist Thurlby applies his creative sense of design to an alphabet of New York City. Read full book review >