Search Results: "Leigh Ann Tyson"


BOOK REVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVIEN LEIGH by Kendra Bean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A worthy tribute to an eternally fascinating star."
Sumptuously illustrated life of one of stage and screen's greatest tragic figures, published in time for the centennial of her birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Delivers some wake-up shots to the boxing community."
Current and retired boxers tell tales of stepping into the ring with "Iron Mike." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEIGH ANN’S CIVIL WAR by Ann Rinaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A mess. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Veteran Rinaldi spins a tale that combines low melodrama, cringeworthy faux-Indian mysticism, a back story only the author could possibly understand, a saccharine depiction of slavery, two pregnancies of convenience and only a passing regard for historical accuracy for a nearly 300-page slog that seems to have enjoyed zero editorial intervention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN by Teresa Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"While there are few books that even mention kids' complaints about the November holiday, the majority of Thanksgiving-themed books address gratitude much more meaningfully (and realistically). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A kid's perspective on Thanksgiving Day points out all the inconveniences of the holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIZZY ANN STAMPS by Jeri Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLEUR DE LEIGH IN EXILE by Diane Leslie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A female Holden Caulfield in a hell-away-from-hell. Sometimes funny, relentlessly arch."
Hollywood brat goes to boarding school, in a sequel to Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime (1999). Read full book review >