Search Results: "Robin Brickman"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAFLETS THREE, LET IT BE! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"While most readers won't become cheerleaders for poison ivy, they will at least come away with a greater understanding of its importance and an increased ability to identify it. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Sanchez introduces a new perspective on this potentially itch-causing plant: Poison ivy plays a vital role in providing food for forest animals throughout the year, especially at times when other food is scarce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM AN ARTIST by Pat Lowery Collins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"The reiterated title grates, a bit; otherwise, a gentle, attractive nudge to the creative instinct. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
``I am an artist when I follow a line where it leads me,'' begins this exploration of the many kinds of response to the world that may lead to an aesthetic experience, if not to creating a work of art: noticing patterns, putting names to colors, touching a rough surface, observing natural phenomena, and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWALLOWS IN THE BIRDHOUSE by Stephen R. Swinburne
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

Swallows in the Birdhouse ($15.90; March 1996; 32 pp.; 1-56294-182-8): A fictionalized treatment of the arrival of tree swallows at a wooden nesting box built by two children, Hayley and Martin; they retreat from the text after the first three pages and thereafter appear only in the illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A must-have for every library collection. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
The creative team that collaborated on Beaks (2002) tackles the subject of wings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAKS! by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Includes a bibliography and Web sites for more information. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This exploration of bird beaks will fly off the shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT IN THE CORAL SEA by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"This stands out from the school of other reef tours on library shelves, both for its special focus and for its riveting illustrations. (index, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The creators of Beaks! (2002) nose out more wonders of nature with a visit to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED, RED ROBIN by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A satisfyingly twisty suspenser with a truly menacing villain. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild alternate selections)"
Picking the wrong photo from an escort service's book sends Philadelphia ad exec Ruth Lasseter careening into a nightmare of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >