Search Results: "R. Gregory Christie"


BOOK REVIEW

MOUSETROPOLIS by R. Gregory Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
A 21st-century update to Aesop's enduring fable finds cousins City Mouse and Country Mouse spending time in each other's locale to realize that they both prefer life at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST ZERO by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A treasure. (Fiction. 5-8)"
"Everything we have is a gift," or at least that's what Dyamonde's mom says. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An excellent addition to the biography shelf as a compelling story of an extraordinary woman, as well as for its pertinence to school assignments. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A lot of information is packed into this picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Accessible, inspiring accounts of courageous men and women. (notes, timelines, bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Biographical sketches tell of 13 remarkable black men and women, including a double agent, a traveling female preacher, an admired poet, and a successful whaling captain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS AND BLUES by Arnold Adoff
FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An incandescent, important work. (Poetry. 8 & up)"
Adoff creates a moving meditation on the roots of American blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2005

"Powerful and deeply moving, but definitely not for the youngest readers. (author's note, afterword) (Picture book. 10+)"
When their village in Sudan is attacked and their families lost, Garang and countless other boys have to embark on a long journey during which they deal with severe hunger, thirst, illness and exhaustion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young readers will wish they had a friend like Dyamonde. (Fiction. 6-9)"
"Dyamonde liked to know everything, and she'd made up her mind that she was going to get to know Damaris Dancer." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE WAY FOR DYAMONDE DANIEL by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Here's hoping this series kick-off leads to many more stories about best friends Dyamonde and Free. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Dyamonde Daniel, transplanted from Brooklyn to Washington Heights because of her parents' divorce, is looking for a best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 12, 2009

"While this introduction may pique the interest of some history buffs, it seems unlikely that it will find a wide audience. (Biography. 9-12)"
Born a slave, Toussaint L'Ouverture overcame ill health and used his considerable intellect to shape both his life and the future of his country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAMP by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"A fascinating introduction to an intriguing person. (notes, source list) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Muhammad Ali remains an interesting, colorful persona long after his amazing boxing career. Read full book review >