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 >

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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 >

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SARASWATI'S WAY by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This rare combination of math and culture is a boon for discussions and makes this stand out. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Akash, in his seventh and last year of education in India, has a gift for math, finding patterns in numbers by using Vedic math, an ancient system of Indian mathematics. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A must-have book for anyone wanting to learn or teach about art elements and principles and their connections to (picture book) art and visual perception. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
A revised and expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Bang's go-to text about visual perception, or "how pictures work," delivers sublime design and picture-book-art commentary for readers and artists alike. Read full book review >

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THE GOBLINS GIGGLE AND OTHER STORIES by Molly Bang
Released: Nov. 1, 1973

"That should be good for a startled hugh, but only the grisly Irish tale of a dead man who eats blood and tries to pull young Mary Cullane into the grave with him will make you shudder."
Bang retells five variously "scary" folktales from as many countries (sources not provided) and illustrates them in black and white with a broadly gruesome band of naked Halloween hobgoblins. Read full book review >

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BE LIGHT LIKE A BIRD by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Skillful characterization carries this quiet novel along. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young girl's first-person narrative of her journey through grief to acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE DOG IN THE WOOD by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Based on the author's grandfather's experiences, this poignant look at the effects of war and propaganda, especially on children, resonates with candor and eloquence. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
While a wealth of children's books set during World War II focus on the Holocaust, Schröder brings some of Germany's other young victims to light in her exceptional debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILENT CLOSE No. 6 by Monika Maron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1993

"Relentlessly somber, rife with ambiguity, and with the day of the funeral used as a recurring theme, this is a bleak, biting reminder that the old Communist order has fallen but that its long shadow remains."
Winner of the 1992 Kleist Prize, the latest novel from Maron (Flight of Ashes, 1986, etc.) continues to probe the grim, repressed world of East Germany under Communist domination, this time from the perspective of a battered survivor. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S SHADOW by Monika Schröder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"For other men, the experience of war extinguishes all meaning in life,' says a man who becomes Moritz's mentor; Schröder makes this sad and ever-timely lesson all too clear. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in Berlin as World War I is nearing the ultimate, shameful defeat of Germany, the story 16-year-old Moritz narrates reveals the causes of the next great war. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BALL by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1991

"A wonderfully satisfying book. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Captioned with the simplest of texts—just an occasional word or a phrase—a warm picture-story about what happens to a favorite toy: a beach ball as round and yellow as children imagine the sun to be. Read full book review >

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ALL OF ME! by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Joyous. (Picture book. 2-5)"
All toddlers' most fascinating subject (themselves) receives an earnest portrayal as a young child celebrates himself and his world. Read full book review >