Search Results: "Rick Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

BOKER TOV! GOOD MORNING! by Joe Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The universal theme of starting fresh each new day with a positive attitude overshadows the sacred theme of morning prayers, and while it certainly expresses a positive sentiment, it may not be the most useful book for religious curricula. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
The term "Boker Tov"—"Good Morning" in Hebrew, is introduced in this jaunty jingle created and sung by Rabbi Black with an accompanying guitar on the enclosed CD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE POTTY by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"Brown's broadly humorous illustrations, deftly limned in heavy broken lines with bright color added, are right in the spirit of a lighthearted story with sensible messages for tots and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
S&S offers two useful new takes on the potty picture this March: Young's judicious realism (below) and this more imaginative—and candid—tale of a princess who rejects a parade of fancy potties (``a musical potty...a potty that glowed in the dark'') proffered by her anxious parents and subjects, with the royal aplomb of a grown-up princess rejecting suitors. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PHENOMENON by Rick Ankiel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A solid sports memoir that explores more than just sports."
A former Major League Baseball player offers an affecting account of his unique professional career and dramatic personal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BROWN BAT by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
With previous titles including beginning looks at bluebirds, beetles, turtles and frogs, Chrustowski now turns to the only flying mammal, the bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOP FROG by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"With a wealth of frog books available to the budding scientist, this is just an additional purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A picture book presents one year in the life of a hypothetical leopard frog, from conception in the spring through hibernation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >