Search Results: "Mike Benny"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST AS GOOD by Chris Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fine story about baseball that makes its point quietly and effectively. (historical note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A young boy and his parents gather round their brand-new radio, purchased just for the occasion, to listen anxiously and, finally, exultantly as Larry Doby leads the 1948 Cleveland Indians to World Series victory. Read full book review >

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WAYBOUND by Cameron Baity
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A brainy, action-packed fantasy outing even more complex and sophisticated than series opener Foundry's Edge (2015). (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Phoebe Plumm and Micah Tanner bravely search for the mysterious Occulyth, which they hope will resolve all of their challenges in this second of the Books of Ore. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNDRY'S EDGE by Cam Baity
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"An edgy, fast-moving, Seuss-ian political allegory for a new generation. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A spoiled 12-year-old girl discovers that her country stands on a metal foundation "built from the bones of a murdered world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This pleasing treatment of one man's efforts to bring about seismic change is marred by a lack of documentation of quoted material, but is followed up with a biographical note. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The story of a boy who grew up to be one of Savannah's Civil Rights leaders is simply told and illustrated with striking oil-and-collage paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAW WHAT YOU SEE by Kathleen Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Indelible. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
African-American artist and arts activist Andrews was an outsider by birth and politics but not an outsider, or self-taught artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURES FOR MISS JOSIE by Sandra Belton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A fine tribute. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-American boy's success is demonstrated in this brief narrative that credits the supportive mentoring he received from a strong and disciplined educator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY SASH SO BLUE by Libby Hathorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Through it all runs Susannah's sky blue sash, a simple but talismanic scarf, a vehicle to express love, generosity, remembrance, and the tie that binds. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A fine picture book from Hathorn and Andrews: The text, a poem, is provoking and challenging, with a pulsing lyric understatement, while the superb artwork is composed of a collage of fabric snips painted in subtly harmonious, unctuous color. Read full book review >

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THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fine story with a theme seldom visited. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this loving, warmly sentimental tale an old man fondly remembers his childhood days with his grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

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LOST IN BERMOODA by Mike Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"New-to-chapters readers will gladly join the herd and say 'Lo'hai' (hello) to Bermooda and its denizens. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
In the cow paradise of Bermooda the only things to fear are the legendary monsters known as hu'mans. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PUPPY AND THE BIG GREEN MONSTER by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Puppy's persistence wins him an unexpected friend. Read full book review >