Search Results: "Màriam Ben Arab"


BOOK REVIEW

OFF TO BED! by David Yerga
by David Yerga, illustrated by Màriam Ben Arab, developed by DADA Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2012

"Parents and children alike will find this drowsy, dreamy tale an indispensable delight. The big question is who'll doze off first. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.-2)"
This countdown to sleepy-time explores the dreamy comforts and joys of slumber for little ones who dare to go. Read full book review >

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HUG! by Ben Mantle
by Ben Mantle, illustrated by Ben Mantle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While the covers of both titles suggest lots of interaction, the pages within fail to deliver the goods. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An ode to various kinds of hugs as enacted by various animals. Read full book review >

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THE TABLE SETS ITSELF by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Clanton makes chores a delight! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl receives a new responsibility, but when the prized task becomes a boring duty, she and her tableware friends must find a way to keep things fresh and funny in this winning tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Imaginative and utterly bewitching. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
Lovable Zita returns in a charmingly dashing interplanetary adventure to save yet another doomed planet from impending peril. Read full book review >

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GREAT-UNCLE ALFRED FORGETS by Ben Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"They fairly radiate with the affection between these two characters as they struggle to communicate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fragmentary conversation between Emily and Great-Uncle Alfred, who is increasingly forgetful; his questions and statements are sometimes funny, sometimes lyrical, sometimes philosophical, and sometimes saggy—the dialogue is a little too realistic in its stops and starts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARDBOARD VALISE by Ben Katchor
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"A parallel dimension that readers might find creatively charged or thematically exhausting."
The book-length publication of the acclaimed visual artist's weekly strips defies narrative convention as a graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"They can still write 'em like they used to; hurrah! (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Spells, wishes and fantastical creatures aside, this rollicking yarn owes more to R.L. Stevenson than J.K. Rowling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED MIDNIGHT by Ben Mikaelsen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"Mikaelsen's (Touching Spirit Bear, 2001, etc.) fans, who expect him to produce a gripping tale of overcoming dangers, will not be disappointed. (author's note) (Fiction. 11+)"
In this suspenseful survival story, a 12-year-old Guatemalan boy and his 4-year-old sister escape their burning home, where soldiers have killed their family, and try to make their way to the US. Read full book review >

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THE USES OF SPACE by Ben Bova
Released: May 17, 1965

"For readers too young for Ordway's Conquering the Sun's Empire, the book has large, easy print."
Previous books on space have discussed extensively how man will get to the moon and the planets and what it will probably be like on those terrains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPIRE BUILDERS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Sequel to Privateers (1985), Bova's near-future saga of swashbuckling capitalist Dan Randolph's efforts to save the world from communism. Read full book review >