Search Results: "Philip Keith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A respectful account of a battle that was 'a perfect microcosm of what the Vietnam War was becoming in the early days of Vietnamization.'"
The propulsive history of American soldiers under siege in the last days of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2012

"Military buffs will take it in stride, but Americans accustomed to 30 years of campaigns in which a single soldier's death is news and more than one makes the front page will squirm to read that in the typical war, men die en masse."
A fine, precisely detailed record of an obscure but nasty battle in Vietnam in which heroism was forgotten even more quickly than the war itself. Read full book review >

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BE AN ACCOMPLICE
by Michelle Martin

In Philip Nel’s newly published monograph Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, he concludes his intriguing analysis of the insidious and steadfast presence of racism in children’s literature historically with a manifesto, a concrete list of “action items” that children’s-literature professionals can do to start to make the genre an inclusive one. Point No. 11 of the manifesto is ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GREEN PEAS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Sweet—but alas, not a three-pea-t. (Picture book. 3-7)"
After tackling the alphabet and numbers in two previous excursions (LMNO Peas, 2013; 1-2-3 Peas, 2012), Baker's winsome legumes return for a third ap-pea-rance, exploring nine colors. Read full book review >

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CAMPING by Keith Baker
by Keith Baker, illustrated by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Engaging, sitcom-style humor based on personality differences and securely attuned to the intended audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A practical alligator and her more excitable husband plan a camping trip in this slightly reformatted chapter taken from Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker
Kirkus Star
by Keith Baker, illustrated by Keith Baker
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 5, 2010

"Peas out. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A passel of industrious peas narrates inventive, alphabetically arranged avocations: "We are peas—alphabet peas! / We work and play in the ABCs." Read full book review >

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LITTLE GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"This simple, satisfying story will work well with two- and three-year-olds right up to first-graders, and the large full-page and full-spread illustrations and lively text make this a fine choice for story hours with bird or artist themes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A young artist observes a hummingbird named Little Green that flits from flower to flower outside the boy's window. Read full book review >

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UNCLE BLUBBAFINK’S SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS STORIES by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But it's hard to imagine an adult able to bear reading it to them. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"OK, so I'm Uncle Blubbafink. Hello already. Read full book review >

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THE ANTIQUE STORE CAT by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Quiet, but a sure bet for cat-lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alice, introduced in The Third-Story Cat (1987), is wandering again. Read full book review >

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TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO by Keith Negley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though it doesn't exactly topple stereotypes or delve deep into questions of gender identity, Negley's debut is nonetheless sincere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
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BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTERATOR by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A true, monstrous success! (Picture book. 5-9)"
A been-there-done-that just-try-to-impress-me boy gets his wish to "be something screamingly scary. / Something fanged and foul and terribly hairy!" Read full book review >