Search Results: "Monika Bang-Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RAT MAKES MUSIC by Monika Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An excellent choice for those readers in transition from beginning readers to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In the third early-chapter book to detail her adventures, spunky Little Rat tackles violin lessons. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RAT RIDES by Monika Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Although the text is intended as an upper-level easy reader for children transitioning into chapter books, this quiet, satisfying story will also work as a read-aloud for younger children. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
The endearing star of Little Rat Sets Sail returns for a second sporty adventure, this time learning to ride a horse in a riding-academy setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A cautionary tale on the hazards of distracted driving? If anything, just the opposite, but it's sure a lot of fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Silly results turn a multivehicle accident into a street party in this onomatopoeic import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG by Barry Lyga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Heartbreaking and brutally compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Ten years ago, when he was just 4, Sebastian accidentally killed his infant sister with his father's unattended handgun. Now a teen, he struggles to cope with the far-reaching effects of this horrific experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG! by Sharon G. Flake
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Powerful—and disturbing. (Fiction. YA)"
In a neighborhood where random death walks onto your front porch and kills you or your innocent little brother, Mann and Kee-lee become increasingly convinced that they'll die before reaching 17. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG BANG by Lynn Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Thoroughly charming and sure to enrage the NRA, which is, of course, the point."
A sweet Philadelphia waitress takes on the pro-gun set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RAT SETS SAIL by Monica Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Let's hope Little Rat learns to swim in the next offering, as those who go down to the sea to sail should really learn to swim first. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Little Rat's parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, but she doesn't want to learn to sail; in fact, she doesn't even want to get wet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kitty, Kitty Bang, Bang by Harlowe Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Quick and sultry, but the back story deserves more airtime."
A jewel heist goes awry when the mastermind encounters an alluring man from her past in Wilde's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL by Herman J. Viola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Viola neither lionizes nor challenges Campbell's machismo—and this moral neutrality makes for a curiously old-fashioned biography, informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen)"
An uncritical biography of the new US senator from Colorado, the only Native American serving in Congress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD by Louise Fitzhugh
FICTION
Released: May 7, 1969

"It's a bruiser that could be an eye-opener, could be a fright. . . you wouldn't want to hand it out wholesale."
Anti-war games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG OVER THE MOON by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"One last exhilarating ride: 'Ga GOOO ga!!!!' (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The third and (probably) final "official" sequel to Ian Fleming's classic sends the redoubtable roadster careening off the planet as well as through time. Read full book review >