Search Results: "Laban Carrick Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Magical realism from cover to cover. (notes, biographical timeline, suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Two children briefly enter the magical world of surrealistic painter Frida Kahlo in this latest title of the Art Encounters series. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The big bibliography doesn't reflect the wealth of resources available for young readers, but the volume offers much for browsers and young researchers. (index, credits) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
As Nikki Giovanni says in her foreword, the Harlem Renaissance was "an American people redefining this great American nation." Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"But in general he offers a coherent, big-picture view that will give young readers plenty of insight into the roots of their own cultures. (timeline, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Hill follows up his Harlem Stomp (2004) with an equally ambitious (and lavishly laid out) social history of the Boomers' finest decade: "Wilder than Gen X, more activist than Gen Y, these youths changed their world like no other generation has before or since." Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN by Laban Carrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This effervescent celebration of the roots of hip-hop will make readers feel the beat. (author's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
The origin of one of the most influential cultural movements in recent times—hip-hop—is presented through the story of DJ Kool Herc, the man who "put the hip hip hop, hippity hop into the world's heartbeat." Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE POLAR BEARS ARE HUNGRY by Carol Carrick
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"A good choice for the classroom, where teachers can explain the context, but likely to confuse younger listeners. (Fiction. 4-7)"
A confusing ending mars this otherwise attractive repeat collaboration between Carrick and her son Paul (Mothers Are Like That, 2000). Read full book review >

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MOON PRINCESS by Barbara Laban
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Friendship, perseverance, suspense, action—plus a little Chinese culture thrown in—this tale has something for most readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Sienna embarks on an adventure with her imaginary spaniel friend, Rufus, to find her missing mother and discovers much more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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BIG OLD BONES by Carol Carrick
Released: March 20, 1989

The Carricks' third imaginative picture book involving the most popular of subjects. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY PAPER by Elizabeth  LaBan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Completely, sadly skippable. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Boarding school students learn the consequences of poor decision-making. Read full book review >