Search Results: "Pamela Paparone"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Homage to a brave and dedicated aviation pioneer summoned in lyrical verse and paint-drenched, joyous illustrations. Read full book review >

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HOW A BABY GROWS by Nola Buck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1998

"With cozy scenes situated on soft backgrounds featuring cherubic babies in all moods frolicking about, this book will be a favorite for lap-sharing. (Board book. 1-2)"
Sing-song rhythms and simple verse make this entry in the Growing Tree series an ideal read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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BALLERINA BEAR by Shana Corey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But ballet technique is not the point here, as it is Bernice's unshakable confidence that is the story's gentle message, a refreshing change from baby ballerinas who steal the spotlight due to extraordinary talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bernice the bear isn't very successful as a budding ballerina, but she keeps taking lessons and keeps practicing, even though her leaps land in lumps and her pliés in plops. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SCHOOL BUS by Carol Roth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"An ebullient blend of singsong chants and giddy rhymes, this rollicking read-aloud tale is perfect to share with the youngest preschooler. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Roth and Paparone (Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs, 1999, etc.) reveal a universal truth known to children, but oft-times forgotten by adults: the bus ride to school can be the best part of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP AND GOODNIGHT by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"A pleasing edition: The book's rotations mimic those of day and night in a way that toddlers will comprehend. (Picture book. 1-6)"
In another recycling of Zolotow's past works (see review, above), this new version of a 1971 title that was illustrated by Leonard Weisgard takes a circular approach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, NO-LEGGED RHYMES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But an appealing collection. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of A Hippopotamusn't (1990), more ebullient verse about animals. Read full book review >

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THE BEST FATHER’S DAY PRESENT EVER by Christine Loomis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Would that every father could receive as wonderful a present on Father's Day. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It's the day before Father's Day and Langley the snail still has not thought of the perfect gift. 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

MY LITTLE CAR by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A multicultural lesson with lots of zip. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mexican-American first-grader Teresa feels too old for her tricycle, and she's overjoyed when her Grandpa Benny sends her a pedal-powered low-rider with personalized plates and flame decals. Read full book review >

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FLIP, FLOAT, FLY by JoAnn Early Macken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2008

"Steer readers instead to clearer treatments, such as John Farndon's Seeds (2006). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
An uninspired look at how seeds are spread by wind, water, animal and human agency. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO CHICKS COME FROM? by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A worthy entry in the venerable Let's Read and Find Out series, and one that will always find an audience. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
A clear text addresses the age-old "chicken and egg" problem, with solid results. Read full book review >