Search Results: "Ron Broda"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY BACKYARD by Margriet Ruurs
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists' and young naturalists' bookshelves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
At night, during the day and throughout all the seasons, a backyard is a wonderful place for spotting wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATERS by Edith Newlin Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Broda has an unusual technique employing watercolor and paper sculpture—the scenes he creates are assembled and photographed rather like dioramas, and the crisp, intriguingly three-dimensional result makes the book stand out. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An introduction to water and water creatures in verse for preschoolers. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CATS GET FAMOUS by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of pussycat picture books to pick from; let this one stray. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Some Cats Got Talent (2014); those that do return to "get famous."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP by Ron Koertge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Kevin's mix of lame and not-so-lame poems effectively convey realistic learning and recovery curves—and may also plant the idea in receptive readers that it's okay for guys to write. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Koertge (Brimstone Journals, 2001, etc.) joins the ever-swelling ranks of writers experimenting with novels-in-verse with this journal of a teenaged jock who develops a taste for writing poetry while laid up with mono. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Ron Carlson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

"What boys do (but not why), bullies, parents, and sleepovers outside are carefully limned, but readers never lose a sense that this all happened very long ago (the late '50s, to judge from the song 'Earth Angel') in a downtrodden small town near Everywhere. (Fiction. YA)"
In the summer that he's 12, Larry and his friends, Witt and Rafferty, do what boys do in this literary, if not quite satisfying, coming-of-ager. Read full book review >