Search Results: "Peter Sylvada"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CATCH A FISH by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Along with glimpses of ice fishers on Baffin Island, snorklers in New Caledonia, seine fishers in Tobago, cormorant tenders in Japan and more, sensitive young readers will catch a feeling here for the universal ties between parent and child that rise from any shared activity. (Picture book. 6-8)"
There definitely isn't just one way, as Frank and Sylvada demonstrate in deft poetry and impressionistic scenes of anglers worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLY MOUNTAIN by Patricia Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Just a bit too much. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The narrator, a girl who "was little, last summer," recounts waiting on a very hot summer day for full dark, when her parents would take her and her brother to see the firefly mountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLEAM AND GLOW by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though characters' names place them in an Eastern European milieu, this is a universal story that testifies to life rising from the ashes. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this aptly titled, lovely effort from Bunting (We Were There, below, etc.), humanity simply shines through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME, BROWN BIRD by Mary Lyn Ray
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Subtle, effective, and a good springboard for discussion. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The migration of a small songbird symbolically connects two boys from opposite places in the world. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Oh, yum. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In ice cream colors, Sís delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Extraordinary and wonderful. (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
What was essential about one golden-haired boy in love with flying becomes visible in Sís' richly visual biographical portrait of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalonotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun-filled view of a warm, unlikely friendship. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A really odd couple of friends shares fun and adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL BALL by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A likable ode to the perennial pleasures of autumn and friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
McCarty distills a crisp essence of late fall into a few familiar images: a bouncy ride home on the school bus, an impromptu game of football (the American kind) amid piles of leaves, the first flakes of snow in early dusk and the cozy warmth of the house after play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWIN TROUBLE by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"National Geographic, known for its nonfiction publishing, provides little information to tots in this slight tale. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two bear cubs get themselves in a jam in this ineffective lift-the-flap story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT STINKING FEELING by Peter Hannan
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Comparable to the late, unlamented 'Barf-O-Rama' series in style, appeal and, probably, lifespan. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Redolent with olfactory humor, this heavily illustrated series kickoff from a TV cartoonist introduces an array of oddly abled superheroes, then pits them against a pair of gassy opponents. Read full book review >