Search Results: "Paige Billin-Frye"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK OF FACTS AND FUN by Wendie Old
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE DREIDEL by Abby Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Glossary of terms included. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Max gets his dreidel out of the drawer where it's been stashed since last year and the Hanukkah celebration begins. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE MEADOW by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This could have worked without the poem device as there is little else available in a picture-book format for this young audience other than Byron Barton's Building a House (1990), but the counting is fun and will give the audience a chance to chime in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Utilizing the device of the familiar rhyme "Over in the Meadow," this new reconstruction features all the kinds of workers needed to build a house. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO NAMED THE CLOUDS by Julie Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An excellent combination of history and science, sure to spark the interest of future meteorologists. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This combination biography and science text is a fascinating look at one man's interest in weather. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE DO IT IN JAPAN by Geneva Cobb Iijima
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Even the surprise lunch the school throws for Gregory has a pathetic feel to it, as if learning how they do it in Japan is going to be a long row to hoe for Gregory. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A well-intentioned but wooden story of a young boy who, with his American mother and Japanese father, is transplanted from the US to Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATCHEL PAIGE by David Shirley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-13)"
``I always had to listen to that same old sentence: `If you were only white, so you could play in the majors.''' Another look at pro baseball's most durable pitcher, a walking and (especially) talking refutation of the idea that skin color (or, for that matter, age) is a measure of ability. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"It also rightly presents Paige as hero, showman and symbol. (Graphic fiction. 11-15)"
A bleak tale of failed baseball dreams, smoldering pride and Jim Crow in action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Protecting Paige by Deby Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2015

"A sentimental but moving family saga."
A young girl lives with her uncle after the tragic loss of her parents and helps him to seek love again. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Another winning effort from Adler. (chronology, sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Satchel Paige was an amazing, immensely popular pitcher who won many games in the Negro Leagues. Read full book review >

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SATCHEL PAIGE by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The green and gold of the field, the long, tall image of Satchel in his uniform against a deep blue sky, and the bodies of baseball players coiled or unleashed make a fine counterpoint to the lyrical telling. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Few characters in sports have so vivid or memorable a personality as Satchel Paige, even in the era of Michael Jordan; Cline-Ransome's storytelling captures that personality with the rhythms of a folktale, while her husband's oil paintings are strong and sure. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Told in the melodious twang of mountain vernacular, Johnson's story rumbles along to its own beat, an outrageously ghoulish tale to make story-hour listeners shiver. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
An Appalachian folktale is the basis of Johnson's story of a fried-chicken-loving preacher whose untimely demise sets into motion an tumultuous chain of events as members of his flock frantically try to absolve themselves of the non-existent crime of murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAGE BY PAIGE by Laura Lee Gulledge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Read full book review >