Search Results: "Pamela Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

KENYA'S SONG by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While this provides a glimpse of a loving family living in a multicultural neighborhood, it misses the mark to truly celebrate Caribbean music and diversity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kenya's homework assignment is to share her favorite song with her class. Can she find the perfect one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOUSE'S TALE by Pamela Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her first solo effort, an accomplished illustrator (Stolz's fantasies; science books about animals) describes a mouse who, wanting to go to sea, considers many progressively smaller vessels (ship, ferry, rowboat, etc.) before imaginatively constructing her own boat of natural materials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WINTER COMES by Russell Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 1981

"With pleasant soft-pencil drawings of the different animals in snowy settings, an agreeable early nature book."
How do animals stay alive through the winter? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8- 11)"
More intriguing animal facts from Facklam (And Then There Was One: The Mysteries of Extinction, 1990), who here explains how scientists investigate animal communication, including body language, sounds, and chemical signals: in one case, a robot bee is programmed to waggle-dance, flap its wings, and secrete drops of sweetened water so that researchers can determine essential elements in bee communication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A mind-expander, perkily illustrated with woodcuts by Julie Scott."
The Commissioner of New York City Landmarks (historian Moore) and a senior editor of Essence (Johnson) team up for a biracial Christmas story about white St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEPUTY SHEP by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The fourth burglary in Canoville occurs just before Deputy Shep begins the night shift, forcing him to disrupt his laid-back style with an active investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 3, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The author of several fine books about animals and their behavior (Bees Dance and Whales Sing, 1992) surveys animal intelligence as documented in scientific studies, historical accounts, and less formal observations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF THE GIRAFFE by Shannon K. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Johnson's soft, realistic b&w drawings are just reminiscent enough of African tribal art to add a pleasantly exotic flavor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the Bokuru tribe, their water supply exhausted, plans a feast for their ancestors in the hope of finding a spring celebrated in their oral history, Kisana (10) has a series of dreams in which a giraffe gives her clues to the spring's location. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO AND THE FIRE ENGINE PARADE by Pamela Jane
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Even less discriminating readers will see a world of difference between David Shannon's engaging, eponymous ne'er-do-well and this sociopath. (Picture book. 6-7)"
With blithe disregard for credibility or consequences, Jane showers young Milo with treats and rewards after he wreaks destruction along a parade route after blowing off parental orders. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PAMELA HAAG
by Alexia Nader

What does a haunted house in California have to do with gun control? This question animates Pamela Haag’s newest book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, a history of the gun business in the late 19th century focused on the Winchester family. Haag shows this history as two interrelated stories, represented respectively in the ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPER by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A "magical book" on loan from her teacher loses its words on the trip home, so a little girl spins her own stories for each enchanting picture. Read full book review >