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

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

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

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW by Robin Ballard
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 31, 2000

"Gently reassuring, this sympathetic bedtime tale will help young readers keep their own nighttime fears at bay. (Picture book. 4-6)"
As he falls asleep, a small boy considers the various objects in his room and how they fit into his day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY, YOUR DAY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Hear, hear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ten parents and their preschoolers experience parallel days, from their good-byes in the morning to their hellos in the afternoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BADGER’S NEW HOUSE by Robin Muller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lots of charming detail and square footage used as it was meant to be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mix of common sense and generosity puts everyone in their rightful space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO IN A POCKET by Robin Ravilious
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"A sweet, old-fashioned story. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Snippet the dormouse falls asleep in a field but wakes in a barn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAR by Robin Epstein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2015

"A promising premise is scuttled by telling instead of showing. (Paranormal mystery. 14-18)"
Hotheaded Kassandra is drawn into a web of lies and murders during a summer research program for teens with extrasensory perception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"As the young women gain confidence and independence, they arrive at a hopeful ending with a future that's inclusive in more ways than one. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story about desegregation that also tackles sexual identity. Read full book review >