Search Results: "Luciana Navarro Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD IS THE BEST PLAYGROUND by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"This late-night roughhousing romp speaks volumes about a father's love. (Board book. 1-3)"
Whether through horseplay or a kiss, this hip dad physically expresses his affection. Read full book review >

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MY MOM IS THE BEST CIRCUS by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fans of the first book may want to see mom in action, but as a solo act, this one just doesn't fly. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mom gets to be the star in this follow-up to My Dad is the Best Playground (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS by Erin Dealey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"While some families may 'come from' adoption, babies simply do not come from airports. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A celebration of a multiracial family formed through international adoption. Read full book review >

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WHOSE HANDS ARE THESE? by Miranda Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A great addition to libraries' and teacher's shelves for units on community helpers. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming verses and illustrations of hands working give readers the opportunity to guess what community jobs people do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY LITTLE DINOSAURS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"With so many wonderful ABC books out there, it's safe to skip this ambitious but ultimately disappointing effort. (Board book. 2-5)"
This interactive alphabet book describes a dinosaur day at school. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SAFARI by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2012

"A simple, lovely lullaby. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A mellow bedtime book about baby animals preparing to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN PLAYFUL TIGERS by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

" A perfectly adequate count-along. (Board book. 1-3)"
A streak of tiger cubs scampers around the jungle, gradually increasing in number. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPATTER & SPARK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Regardless of which reading mode is chosen, this app has one speed: s-l-o-w. (for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A peppy yet, paradoxically, painfully slow story about a porcupine on an artistic quest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLIN POWELL by Howard Means
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"The nation's first soldier deserves and eventually will get a better Boswell. (The labored text has photographs—not seen.)"
A barely serviceable briefing on the incumbent chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Catherine Reef
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Selection of b&w publicity photos; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An uncritical portrait of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who once reported, ``Mr. President, the world is at peace.'' Reef traces Powell's career path from mediocre South Bronx student to top soldier, devoting some attention to his private life but, except for noting his opposition to Operation Desert Storm, discussing his abilities and philosophy only in vague, conventional terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAWN POWELL by Tim Page
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Unconvincing in placing Powell at the forefront of mid-century authors, but gratifying to aficionados of New York City literary mores."
Novelist Dawn Powell is rediscovered in a kindly biography that also recalls the hard- drinking literati of Greenwich Village in the decades surrounding WWII. Read full book review >