Search Results: "Robert Furrow"


BOOK REVIEW

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE SPORTS MYSTERIES by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"In this trio of trifles there is not a nail-biting moment to be found, but Sly and her friends do deliver a pleasant read and some clues to the mysteries of friendship. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Sly runs a detective agency called "Sleuth for Hire," but she only takes cases that her cat, Taxi, would care about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE FOOD MYSTERIES by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Not so spicy but, as Sly puts it, these cases serve up some 'food for thought.' (Fiction. 7-9)"
Sylvia the "Sleuth for Hire" is up to her gumshoe tricks again in this third Sly mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Maione inks plenty of lighthearted illustrations, mostly neighborhood scenes, for this engaging series opener. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Clear some shelf space: Young Cam Jansen has a new contemporary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBBY THE BOLD by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Readers will have to comb library shelves to find a spirit as bold and irrepressible as this bonobo's—and the bow he takes on the back cover is well-deserved. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An ostracized ape earns acceptance by becoming—what else?—a hairdresser in this cheery mother-daughter collaboration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY TO DREAM by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Highly recommended for young painters who will be encouraged, like Ally, to test their artistic wings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Ally visits Australia, she takes her art supplies and draws. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKE YOUR TIME by Eva Furrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A journey of self-discovery in a unique environment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A Galápagos tortoise learns that everyone has his or her own appropriate rhythm. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, LEONARDO! by Robert Sabuda
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The mix of fact and fiction is less smooth, but in pace and general tone this resembles the Time Warp Trio series and readers with a yen to tinker will find kindred spirits in both Providence and the insatiably curious polymath after whom she's modeled herself. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Sabuda (The Night Before Christmas, not reviewed, etc.) takes an uncharacteristic direction with this freewheeling tale of a young inventor cast back to the time of her hero, Leonardo Da Vinci. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDIMER BYRD’S REMINDER by Robert Weinstock
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A quiet treasure for a quiet reader. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delicate, pale pictures and finely crafted language show an offbeat life tinged with sadness. Read full book review >