Search Results: "Ross Workman"


BOOK REVIEW

KICK by Walter Dean Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

The police spot a Ford Taurus with no headlights on weaving down a street, and when the officer puts his lights on, the driver of the Ford brakes, speeds up and drives into a light pole. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A straightforward approach to providing healthy meals at home."
A basic cookbook for the novice cook. Read full book review >

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SHE'S NOT THERE
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BOOK REPORT for Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Bonus Factors: 1960s, Serial Killers

Relationship Status: What Is and What Should Never Be

 

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

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BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST A FULL MOON by Hawksley Workman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Cozy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A song made into a picture book rings the dinner bell for community togetherness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A persuasive appeal for hydrosustainability and hydrodemocracy."
An impassioned yet clearheaded look at how we are squandering our most precious natural resource. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY'S AMAZING FRIEND by Stephanie Workman
Released: Aug. 10, 2014

"Imparts a message of inclusivity; may help those struggling to understand friends on the autism spectrum."
Debut author Workman tackles the challenging topic of befriending a child with autism in this sympathetic and triumphant, if amateurishly illustrated, picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA’S RHINO by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Children's bookshelves can always use another picture book that combines a clever, well-meaning child with an animal hero and hilarious artwork. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Both Rita and her new pet rhinoceros—an escapee from the local zoo—learn that it's not so easy for a rhino to be a city girl's pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER BABY by Ross Campbell
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: June 24, 2008

"Trying to be edgy with its no-holds-barred dialogue, this latest offering in the Minx line misses the mark and comes off as crude and at times, offensive. (Graphic novel. YA)"
Writer and artist Campbell introduces Brody, a rude surfer chick with a bad attitude who lives and plays by her own rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER PERFECT DAY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, children will roar at the droll swerves that fill this broad, hilarious episode. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Putting an even dizzier spin on familiar daily routines than Rod Clement did in his classic Just Another Ordinary Day (1997), New Yorker cartoonist MacDonald follows a mighty-thewed gent who energetically rises in the morning, shoots himself out of a circus cannon into a business suit, dives off a high platform into a tub of cereal, then roars off in a racing plane to his job as an ice cream taster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACHOO! BANG! CRASH! by Ross MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Endnote describes the process. (Picture book. 4+)"
Noise is a sure-fire theme in picture books and the cover alone will entice kids to this retro abecedarium akin to Brown's Noisy Book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FAIRY TALE by Tony  Ross
by Tony Ross, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Touching and unusual. (Young reader/Picture book. 4- 10)"
A sweet, whimsical tale set in one of Britain's uglier mill towns. Read full book review >