Search Results: "Larry Day"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM THE OREGON TRAIL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Despite some good adventures, such as the fun of tossing buffalo chips and the thrill of climbing Laurel Hill, the combination of a one-voice-fits-all twang with too many names and characters is numbing rather than inspiring. (maps, historical notes, author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A series of illustrated fictional monologues introduces the history of the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LION, LION by Miriam Busch
by Miriam Busch, illustrated by Larry Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Sly, dark humor for little ones—at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers must pay careful attention to both the words and the pictures in this quirky, humorous book about a boy who is shouting out, "Lion!" and a lion who is hungry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIVIL WAR DRUMMER BOY by Verla Kay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Other drummer-boy accounts exist; this one is a cannon-shot shy of making its mark. (Picture book. 8-11)"
The author's note at the beginning sets the time and circumstance: April 21, 1861, when the first shots of the War Between the States were fired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A good step-by-step portrayal of the dangers slaves were willing to risk for freedom and the complex, lifesaving organization that was the Underground Railroad. (historical notes, note from the author, references) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Jeb and Mattie, siblings living under slavery on a Maryland plantation, tell their story of escape on the Underground Railroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONIAL VOICES by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Savory historical fare. (historical notes, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book. 9-12)"
Ever wonder what it felt like to be in Boston on December 16, 1773—the day of the infamous Boston Tea Party? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT AFRAID OF DOGS by Susanna Pitzer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Day's illustrations in pen and ink with watercolor wash convey Daniel's feelings and create a winning personality for the little dog, appropriately named Bandit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of a child's fear of dogs focuses on the main character, Daniel, a boy of four or five whose whistle-in-the-dark mantra is, "I'm the bravest boy of all." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISIN, THE LITTLEST COW by Miriam Busch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"One to add to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Raisin's tiny bovine nose is out of joint when her new baby brother arrives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BYE-BYE, BABY! by Richard Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Certainly cute enough, and a good complement to Robie H. Harris's Mail Harry to the Moon, illustrated by Michael Emberley (2008). (Picture book. 3-6)"
New-baby books for skeptical siblings abound, but here the older brother is still young enough to be prone to a tantrum or two himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING FLIGHT by Stephen Krensky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2000

"Attractive, realistic watercolor illustrations on almost every page elevate the text and recreate the miracle of early flight, with the cover showing one of the Wrights clinging to the controls and truly flying by the seat of his pants. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Who were those daring young men in the first flying machines? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A pleasingly lucid look at a complicated relationship, it should prove revelatory to an audience unaccustomed to such nuance. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Though John Adams and Thomas Jefferson "...were as different as pickles and ice cream," they were able to work together to fight for America's independence—for a while. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2005. (bibliography, map) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had much in common, yet their feud led to a duel that left one dead and the other forever discredited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICE WORK, FRANKLIN! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A solid, immensely readable introduction to a complex man, in a complex time of history. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The 32nd president faced many challenges, including enduring and overcoming a difficult illness and helping to cure an economic sickness of the nation. Read full book review >