Search Results: "Roger Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

VOYAGE TO THE PHAROS by Sarah Gauch
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Get some popcorn and give those kids a break from Pixar. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's not often that the youngest readers have the opportunity to get swept away on a heart-pounding adventure, but this fictional voyage delivers just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Young history buffs will enjoy dipping into this fine collection, and parents and teachers will find it an invaluable resource. (introduction, index) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Armstrong approaches history as a storyteller, and each of these stories is a gem of clear and concise writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROLLER COASTER KID by Mary Ann Rodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"This gentle book provides a good starting point for conversations about death and how people react to it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Life can be like a roller coaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Worthwhile, despite minor flaws. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The subtitle's reference to "brownies with sprinkles" puts an unfortunately saccharine spin on this otherwise heartfelt collaboration, in which Friedman and Roth draw upon their experience as adoptive parents in this story about Cassidy-Li, an adopted Chinese-American girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STINK SOUP by Jill Esbaum
by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2004

"Amusing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spending a week at Granny's is not Annabelle's idea of fun for two reasons: she has to be in charge of making her little brother, Willie, behave and she has to help Granny put up mountains of tomatoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRAFFE THAT WALKED TO PARIS by Nancy Milton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Informative historical note; map. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
In 1826, the Egyptian pasha, trying to mend his diplomatic fences, presented King Charles X with the first giraffe ever to be seen in France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALISON'S WINGS by Marion Dane Bauer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 22, 1996

"Well-crafted, but prosaic and downbeat. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Ignoring everyone's skepticism, Alison is sure that ``girl wings'' are about to poke out of her shoulder bumps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE DOG by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 1993

"A minor effort from this reliable author, but told in his usual refreshingly brisk style and set forth in attractive, easy- looking format. (Young reader. 7-10)"
When Janie finds the leash and collar that belonged to Rupert—a paragon of a dog who died five years ago when she was two—her parents make it clear that they're not about to replace him: only another Great Dane would do, and they're far too expensive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRIET'S HARE by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1995

"But if there is less action in this than in some of his more recent titles, the cover makes it clear that this is aimed at more thoughtful readers, who will enjoy it immensely. (Fiction. 7-10)"
King-Smith's whimsical fantasy gets a science fiction twist in this story of a friendship between a girl and a vacationing extraterrestrial in the role usually assigned to a fairy godmother. Read full book review >

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LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR IMPORTS
by Julie Danielson

If, as I am, you are interested in reading picture book imports, you know precisely which publishers will take chances here in the U.S. on stories from other countries.

Get out your pencil, and add a new entry to your list of import-seeking publishers – Elsewhere Editions. It’s a new children’s imprint from Archipelago Books. They caught my attention ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to fly off the shelves. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Cliques writ large take over in the first of a projected dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >