Search Results: "Ranida T. McKneally"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR SEASONS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"If the haikus aren't quite to the level of Jack Prelutsky's If Not For the Cat (2004) or George Shannon's Spring (1996), that's a small quibble given that this has the potential to interest children in both poetry and science. (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 5-10)"
In this intriguing combination of poetry and nonfiction, each season is given three double-spreads, containing a haiku and a science question-and-answer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR FOOD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T ZERO by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1969

"But in science fiction he's a sophisticated novelty."
More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY T by Kate Brian
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"Designed to appeal to the younger set, yet still deliver some truths of life, the story provides entertainment for young teens and is sufficiently well written, with some suspense and comedy, to appeal to a wide range of younger readers. (Fiction. 14+)"
Carrie, a superstitious, immature 15-year old, loses the T-shirt her divorced and absent father had given her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. REX by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"That's an energizing idea for young dinosaur fans. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Representing all children who must know everything about T. rex, a lad grills his granddad as they take in a dinosaur show at the museum: "How were his teeth, his terrible teeth? / Were they sharp? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T-BACKS, T-SHIRTS, COAT, AND SUIT by E.L. Konigsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Offbeat, comic, thought-provoking: a top-notch author at full strength. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Zack, manager of a fleet of lunch vans, urges his crew to wear T-backs ("a bathing suit that covered as little as it left to the imagination"), Chloa's aunt Bernadette is the one holdout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY SH*T by Melissa  Mohr
Released: May 2, 2013

"Friskier diction would have helped at times, but the book is generally informed, enlightening and often delightfully surprising."
A scholar in Renaissance literature debuts with a chronicle of cursing, from the Romans to R-rated movies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOFU AND T. REX by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2005

"Urban students of privilege may recognize themselves; fans of the companion volume Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo might enjoy, but the few laughs won't be enough to hold the reader's attention. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eighth-grader Frederika Viktoria Murchison-Kowalski and her cousin Hans-Peter are not polar opposites, but they don't have much more in common than their Polish heritage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

Along the lines of A Is For Astronaut (2006) and C Is For Caboose (2007), this nautical alphabet offers two to four relevant terms starting with each letter, from "Anchor" to "Zulu" ("A Scottish fishing boat"). Read full book review >