Search Results: "Layne Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

RACE THE WILD WIND by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Terrific for young horse lovers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
On Sable Island, off the Nova Scotia coast, a young stallion finds a home and his own band of wild horses, surviving in spite of winter storms and even hurricanes. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE PLANTS A NATION by Peggy Thomas
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Backmatter includes a timeline, author's notes on both Mount Vernon and Washington the slaveholder, resources for further exploration and a bibliography. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
A pleasing new picture book looks at George Washington's career through an agricultural lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Her illustrations are filled with glowing tones, the golden kitty, Christmas lights and ornaments, and welcoming lights in the windows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange kitten, tossed in a sack to the side of the road, hides in the trunk of a car as its occupants load a freshly cut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMON, PYTHIAS, AND THE TEST OF FRIENDSHIP  by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"An unusual tale to bring to children, but worthwhile. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tyrant's coldness jeopardizes the lives of two Syracusan youths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING GRANDPA by Uma Krishnaswami
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"While there is nothing unique here, the treatment is particularly lovely and will be a welcome addition to the shelves of titles on this topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bit of a departure for Krishnaswami, who here gently tells the tale of losing a grandparent, using anthropomorphized bunnies as her subjects. Read full book review >

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BEN, KING OF THE RIVER by David Gifaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A useful title for discussion with general as well as special populations. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Continuing this publisher's efforts to offer well-written stories about special problems, Chad, who appears to be about nine, describes a family camping trip that includes his five-year-old brother Ben, who is developmentally disabled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In this rousing, as-historically-accurate-as-possible recreation of the Pony Express's first ride, Spradlin introduces readers to the crazy-wild brainchild of three businessmen to expedite mail over the near-2,000 miles from St. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Of possible interest where poppies are distributed around Memorial Day and Veterans Day. (prologue, epilogue, author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Imbued with an unwavering sense of duty and patriotism, a woman conceives a lasting tribute to war veterans. Read full book review >