Search Results: "Pedro Fernandes"


BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN’S SPRING by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Kitten also likes to hide, making this an interactive read sure to please the youngest farm fans. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"Morning hums, / Kitten listens." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN'S AUTUMN by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine addition to seasons and kitty collections. (Picture book. 1-4)"
It's autumn on the farm, and calico kitten is ready to explore the woodland nearby and observe its various denizens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KITTEN'S WINTER by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A pleasing finale to the seasonal quartet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kitten's fourth seasonal sojourn (Kitten's Autumn, 2010, etc.) finds her struggling through a snowstorm to reach the warmth and safety of home, all the while observing how the forest dwellers deal with the weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

They Call Me Jake by Pedro Abreu
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An unfocused seafaring tale."
A young sailor tells a meandering tale of his voyages around the world in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Spirited prose and often entertaining personal testimonies can't save an uneven narrative that too often lapses into bland travelogue."
Repetitious history of a vanishing community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"With wit, vision, and scholarship, Domingos describes how these scientists are creating programs that allow a computer to teach itself. Readers unfamiliar with logic and computer theory will have a difficult time, but those who persist will discover fascinating insights."
Traditionally, the only way to make a computer execute a task is to write precise instructions: an algorithm. As the author notes in this enthusiastic but not dumbed-down introduction to machine learning, it is impossible to "write a program to tell a computer how to drive a car or decipher handwriting, but if we give enough examples to a computer running a learning algorithm, it will figure out how to do it on its own." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GRAY MOUSE by Katherine Burton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The book surprises and amuses with every pagethe five pink pigs in yellow pig wigs are particularly winsomedrawing in young learners as well as those who already grasp counting and colors. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Readers will be entranced from the minute they see one gray mouse greeting the day from its black teapot's doorstep on the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY IS THE DAY by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Both deeply important and purely joyful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A different sort of birthday celebration is at the bighearted center of this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS BLESSING by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Batissimo by Nuno S.G. Fernandes
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fine children's book with likable characters and strong teaching moments."
A three-part storybook about helping and friendship, starring a big-bellied bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY SUIT by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"So happy, it'll give readers and listeners the urge to visit (with or without their clothes). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who needs swimming trunks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Still, such light, inventive, easy-to-understand poetry is worth reading, either alone or aloud. (endnotes) (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
In this natural complement to Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (1998), illus by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey, Spinelli offers rhymed introductions to an arctic menagerie that ranges from orcas ("What's black and white / [but not a penguin]? / What's fast and fierce / [but not a bear]?") to snow fleas, with the occasional wildflower or iceberg tucked in for good measure. Read full book review >