Search Results: "Red Magpie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2000

"The collection as a whole will delight anyone who loves baseball's past and takes an interest in its future."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Smith (who died in 1982) was a legendary voices in American sports journalism—particularly in baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY MIND by Phoebe Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Far short of zen-sational. (iPad therapeutic app. 6-8)"
A low-rent road to quick inner serenity with drifty Japanese-style flute music to speed the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIPE FOR FEBRUARY by Charles H. Red Corn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Thematically rich, but with cardboard characters."
Red Corn's debut, the 44th volume in the American Indian Literature Series, is an unusual but flat tale of oil wealth and a string of mysterious fatal accidents among the Osage tribe in the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET SUBWAY by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Absolutely wonderful in every way. (author's note, bibliography, Web resources) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A long-forgotten chapter in New York City history is brilliantly illuminated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES THE GARBAGE BARGE! by Jonah Winter
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A fantastic combination of text and image, this is sure to give the barge and story the infamy they deserve for a generation far too young to recall either the actual incident or the bad old days before we all recycled. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A stinky story never seemed so sweet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY UNFORGETTABLE SEASON--1970 by Red Holzman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A poorly prepared, seemingly off-the-cuff account. (Photos—not seen.)"
The ex-coach of the New York Knicks looks back in meandering fashion at his team's first championship, which capped one of the most exciting seasons in basketball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VEGGIE BOTTOMS by Red Card Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Kids may learn a thing or two about fruits and vegetables here. But selling it to them via potty humor seems rather desperate. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)."
A lowest-common-denominator approach to getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME by Jennifer LaRue Huget
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Kids may not pick up on much practical advice for their own escapes, but at least they'll be able to enjoy this boy's truncated journey. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's always good to have a guide when trying something new, even if that means writing it yourself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL FIXED UP by M.C. Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"This story has heart. (optimized for iPad iOS 6+) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A simple story, available in both English and Spanish, reaffirms a family's love, even in times of separation. Read full book review >