Search Results: "Pham Kids"


BOOK REVIEW

IS THIS A GOOD IDEA, MOMMY? by Pham, Thuong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2011

"Simple, direct and playfully told. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
This cleverly designed app about young siblings has a funny, light touch and memorable characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wiley Kids in the Adventure of Cottonwood Canyon by The Wiley Kids
Released: March 22, 2015

"A well-written blend of education and entertainment, with relatable young protagonists and a deft 21st-century twist on historical sleuthing."
In this lively and inventive e-book, five canyoneering young friends shift into detective mode when they stumble upon a mystery rooted in Native American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Glossary; notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bode follows up her often-censored Kids Having Kids (1980) with a smorgasbord approach to such topics as sex, pregnancy, abortion, foster care, adoption, and parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Both a good starting point for learning about volcanoes and an easy-reader resource for information. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
One of the latest in the Science Scoops series, this is a level 3 intended for confident readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDDLING KIDS by Edgar Cantero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Meddling? Middling. A pleasing enough confection, but no great advance for either pop culture or the author's development."
Barcelona-based novelist Cantero (The Supernatural Enhancements, 2014) returns with a lightly spun yarn steeped in decades-old American pop media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC KIDS by Laura Ellen Williams
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Of course, all the smiling, dirty, sleeping, pensive, joyful, shiny faces blatantly manipulate the viewer's emotions, but only the most curmudgeonly will object. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Here's a recipe tried and true: on each page, one large letter, one familiar word that begins with that letter, and one big, bright close-up color photo of a beautiful young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1992

"Shurkin successfully humanizes the Terman study at the same time that he lifts the veil of romance from its subjects."
A revelatory report on the late Lewis Terman's extraordinary study of nearly 1,500 intellectually ``gifted'' children, a study that began in 1921 and continues today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTHY KIDS by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An attractive introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Ajmera's To Be a Kid (with co-author and photographer John D. Ivanko, 1999) focused on kids the world over engaged in play; in a similar format, this latest examines what children need in order to stay healthy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An insightful book that paints a disturbing picture of the collapse of the working class and the growth of an upper class that seems to be largely unaware of the other's precarious existence."
A political scientist calls attention to the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people in the United States. Read full book review >