Search Results: "Noah Z. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

MOLDYLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARDS by Noah Z. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Fledgling readers will agree with Princess' bemused comment: 'This Land of Fake-Believe is crazy-cakes!' (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Jones takes "The Three Bears" for a dizzy spin in this laff-riot series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BIKE LIKE SERGIO'S by Maribeth Boelts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Embedded in this heartwarming story of doing the right thing is a deft examination of the pressures of income inequality on children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Continuing from their acclaimed Those Shoes (2007), Boelts and Jones entwine conversations on money, motives, and morality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES TROUBLE! by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Though Toby is a pleasing pooch, ultimately the canine-vs.-feline conflict is less than compelling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Toby is a precocious tan-and-brown hound who learns to get along with a neighbor cat in this mildly humorous sequel to Always in Trouble (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPERHEROES EMPLOYMENT AGENCY by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"When budgets or problems aren't quite right for the likes of Spider-Man or the Dark Knight, here's a reasonably priced alternative. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
From Blunder Woman to Stuporman, this gallery of underemployed B-list superheroes is up for any task. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO THE BED AND BISCUIT by Joan Carris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Kids will welcome sequels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Grampa aka Dr. Adam Bender owns and runs the Bed and Biscuit, an animal boarding house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUFF by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Palatini should've stopped one STUFF earlier. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An anti-consumerist cautionary tale just doesn't quite work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE WITH ME by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The book may be shared equally well with large and small groups, making it an apt choice for storytimes and creative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Shake, shake, shake it, baby! / Come and dance with me!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOSE SHOES by Maribeth Boelts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

The hottest fad can also be the most expensive and out of reach for children in limited financial circumstances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH by Patricia Lee Gauch
adapted by Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Jonathan Green
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1994

"He depicts most of the humans as black (though one son's wife has blue eyes), and makes creative use of the text's reiterated ``two by two'' in his handsome compositions. Proof positive that, when it comes to books about Noah, there is always ``room for one more.'' (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a simple, invitingly cadenced retelling beginning, ``Here is Noah with grace in his eyes,/Here are his sons/right by his side,'' Gauch adheres closely to the events described in the Bible, from God's command to Noah to build an ark to his family's planting a garden after the animals have finally left them ``happily alone.'' Green, whose debut in Lauture's Father and Son (1992) was widely praised, draws again on his Gullah heritage for paintings in lustrous saturated colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fun, fun, fun! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two ducks plus one moose equals mayhem, mischief and true friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE SWEET POTATO by Amy Beth Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A tale of rejection and acceptance with echoes of 'The Ugly Duckling.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Accidently uprooted from his garden patch, a sweet potato is repeatedly excluded from other gardens before landing in just the right place. Read full book review >