Search Results: "Ron Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A delightful celebration of both a new baby and the natural world he or she will inhabit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
On the day a new baby arrives, all the wonders of nature come together to welcome her in a celebration of life and family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD PIG by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"If death's sting is muted, the ache is real, deepened by Old Pig's life, clearly well lived, attentive, loving. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long time, but comes the day when Old Pig senses she will soon die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COAT by Julie Hunt
by Julie Hunt, illustrated by Ron Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Meditative, musical, magical, mysterious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slightly magical, wholly satisfying fable, visually rich and verbally open-ended, originally published in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE AND TORTOISE by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A cozy tale to share with siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The premature birth of her brother alarms Rosie, who must learn to accept her tiny sibling into her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Ambiguities and rawly expressionistic art turn this tale of friendship and temptation from the creators of Rosie and the Tortoise (1999) into a strongly atmospheric psycho-fable. Read full book review >

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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

POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK RABBIT SUMMER by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Exploring control, power and secrecy, with a hint of Lord of the Flies, Brooks crafts a morbid beach read. (Mystery. YA)"
Childhood relationships twist after gruesome events. Read full book review >