Search Results: "Kristyn Crow"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"This zombie may not be able to keep her body together, but she can sure keep her head in delicate situations and be a good friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A student who is a zombie has more difficulty than most keeping it together at school, but her relationship skills are never in any doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP by Kristyn Crow
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Worth a second copy to have on hand for storytimes on either topic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sitting in the moonlit swamp with his West Highland white terrier, a boy hears, "Splish splash / rumba-rumba / bim bam BOOM!" and knows it's a swamp monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, HIPPO! GOODBYE, BIRD! by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Though unlikely-friendship tales are a dime a dozen, this humorous, fun-filled take is well worth a look. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A solitary hippo tries to escape a pesky bird until it realizes having a pal may not be such a bad thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKELETON CAT by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Applause for this very silly and slightly spooky cool cat that follows his own beat! (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rhyming verse unfolds in hip-hop rhythm to describe the humorous antics of a most likable, bony feline in this tale of pursuing a dream no matter what. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBELINA by Kristyn Crow
by Kristyn Crow, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Budding ballerinas will surely appreciate this tale, but also share with any child who may need an example of what determination and practice can accomplish when applied to what one loves. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Get ready to applaud the pluck of a young zombie with a passion for ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"An entertaining choice that will introduce children to the fable and show those familiar with it how traditional tales can be expanded. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Crow clearly wants kids to move and groove with her new version of this beloved tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLE-CHILD BLUES by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This ode to all the 'mid-kids' demands to be read aloud accompanied by plenty of foot tapping and grooving. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Being stuck in between a big brother and a younger sister has put Lee in touch with the spirit of the blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL DADDY RAT by Kristyn Crow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Terrific fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When young Ace stows away in Daddy Rat's bass case, he discovers just how busy a New York jazz musician's day—and night—can be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOMBELINA DANCES THE NUTCRACKER by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Fans of both paranormal characters and ballet will like this; others should stick with a traditional interpretation of the holiday classic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Zombelina wins the part of Clara in The Nutcracker, but her Grandpa Phantom causes problems during a performance.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW by Barbara Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An intensely moving, first-person narrative of a disturbing historical footnote told from the perspective of a very likable, credible young hero. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Growing up in Wilmington, N.C., in 1898, a naive black boy and his family are devastated by a racist uprising in this fictionalized account of a little-known historical event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Timmer's 12 double-page spread illustrations, done in acrylic paints, are evocative and beautifully composed, with a wise use of white space— genuine works of art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone avoids pitch-black Crow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROW COUNTRY by Kate Constable
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An original Aussie time-travel tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After moving to the country, an Australian teen travels back in time to right old wrongs involving her family and a threatened aboriginal site. Read full book review >