Search Results: "Robbin Gourley"


BOOK REVIEW

TALKIN' GUITAR by Robbin Gourley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Aspects of visual discontinuity detract from this otherwise sensitive treatment of a celebrated guitarist's early inspirations. (biographical note, bibliography, list of websites) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
This affectionate portrait of guitar great Arthel "Doc" Watson focuses on his formative musical influences during his Appalachian childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"A mouthwatering morsel that should come with the warning to eat before reading! (Picture book. 6-9)"
"Time to get up!" says little Edna Lewis one early-spring morning, "I hear the whippoorwill. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A sure cure for baking phobia."
Gourley (a graphic designer at Workman Publishing) does her mentor, Grandmother Mattie, proud in this precious jewel of a cookbook. Read full book review >

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FOREST HAS A SONG by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers, too, may want to return to these explorations over and over. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Twenty-six poems with varied structures offer quiet observations of the natural world. Read full book review >

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The Rock and Roll Band in My Armpit by Robbin Tenglin
Released: Dec. 12, 2013

"An artfully executed book with silly, absurdist humor that will electrify the imaginations of young readers."
In the Tenglins' debut book, illustrated by Stalker, offbeat tales of whimsical characters are told through goofy, rhythmic poetry and equally eccentric illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Earnest and often revealing, this collection nevertheless has an uncertain audience. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)"
The subtitle will have librarians, teachers, and reading specialists reaching for this book. Read full book review >