Search Results: "Leo Durañona"


BOOK REVIEW

LEO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Leo, like any child, hopes for acceptance, but it's hard to find friendship when one is a ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARALD THE RUTHLESS by Andrea Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Add the appended brief but excellent notes keyed to specific pages, the maps, a clean typeface and design, and the result is a short, exciting, eminently readable history. (Picture book. 9-11)"
In a long picture book, Hopkins expertly retells ``The Saga of the Last Viking Warrior,'' Icelander Snorri Sturluson's c. 1230 account of Harald Sigurdsson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO POLITI by Ann Stalcup
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Closing with a timeline and an annotated bibliography, this perceptive portrait should go far toward rekindling interest in an artist and writer whose reputation, outside his customary haunts at least, has faded considerably. (Biography. 10-12)"
Stalcup bases her biography, the first ever, of Politi, largely on interviews and personal memories—and rather than shape it as a conventional tally of travels and awards, she focuses on this Caldecott-winner's character, artistic development, and favorite themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEO LEO by Gene Barretta
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Energetic, engaging and eclectic—just like its subject. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
In a format similar to his Now and Ben (2003), Barretta points out the links between one man's genius and the development of a varied catalogue of creations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO DUROCHER by Paul Dickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"Baseball buffs will enjoy this well-researched, smoothly written biography of a complex man, but readers lacking interest in the MLB may be inclined to dismiss the mercurial Durocher as an unpleasant individual not worth trying to understand."
Prolific author Dickson (Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn't Supposed to Be, 2015, etc.) digs deep into the controversial baseball career and spicy extracurricular life of Leo Durocher (1905-1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY & LEO by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bond between a child and a beloved stuffed lion is put to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAT, LEO! EAT! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Food, family, stories: delizioso! (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nonna's tales about the stelline, chiancaredde and other shapes of pasta she serves entice a reluctant ragazzo to the dinner table.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LEO by Gloria Nagy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"As usual, Nagy is smart-alecky-funny and compassionate, but her plot is on uppers—which is what keeps this novel from appealing on all levels."
A busy, emotional sixth novel by Nagy (A House in the Hamptons, etc.) that does battle with the same theme as Olivia Goldsmith's The First Wives Club, takes it a little further and deeper, but still gets tripped up in its ridiculous plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO LOVES BABY TIME by Anna McQuinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Like Leo and his friends, this book is a buoyant and bouncy delight. (Picture book. 6-18 mos.)"
Leo, who first appeared in Lola Reads to Leo (2012), attends a baby program with his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO, DOG OF THE SEA by Alison Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout. (bibliography, further reading.) (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Magellan's 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe is told through the eyes of a ship's dog in this latest installment of the middle-grade Dog Chronicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO LEO by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"In Annie, readers will find a perfectly imperfect Model Citizen, a loving daughter and good friend—in other words, someone a lot like them. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Annie introduces new dog Leo to the Rossi household in a letter of welcome and decides to keep writing, and reading, secret letters to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO THE LIGHTNING BUG by Eric Drachman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Packaged with a lively, multi-voiced dramatic reading on CD. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Everyone wins in this comfortably conventional tale of a lightless young glowworm who finally gets the hang of lighting up. Read full book review >