Search Results: "Ryan Modjeski"


BOOK REVIEW

CHASING FIREFLIES by Honeybee Labs
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A breath of fresh air. (iPad poetry app. 10 & up)"
A collection of classic haiku accompanied by original music and lush seasonal backdrops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVINCIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Admire the pictures, skip the thoroughly overblown text. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13)"
A fugitive king finds his queen and his true calling in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM REVEALED by Rob Ryan
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, the artwork isn't enough to save this book from itself. (Illustrated fiction. 13 & up)"
A reluctant young king escapes the confines of the palace to experience life in the surrounding city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE AND ROBOT by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Darling. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A precocious girl teaches her robot friend the art of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABCS OF THOMAS MERTON by Gregory  Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Not the best introduction to either Merton or the monastic life. (biographical note, note to parents and teachers, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Readers are given a cursory look at an important Roman Catholic priest, monk, and writer whose life was governed by prayer, a love of nature, and strong beliefs in peace and nonviolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNIFF! SNIFF! by Ryan Sias
by Ryan Sias, illustrated by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Young readers will sniff their ways to this one again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little brown puppy follows his nose and has an aroma-filled day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICHIRO by Ryan Inzana
by Ryan Inzana, illustrated by Ryan Inzana
Released: March 20, 2012

"Beautiful and thought-provoking; questions unanswered will linger in readers' minds. (Graphic novel. 12 & up)"
A young American teen, son of a Japanese immigrant and an American soldier killed in combat, goes to Japan with his mother for an extended visit and begins to grapple with sophisticated cultural complexities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEMINI BITES by Patrick Ryan
Released: March 1, 2011

"The conclusion isn't quite as much fun as the characters' journeys, but readers will definitely have lots to think about once they've finished. (Romantic thriller. 14 & up)"
Sparks fly when the mysterious, smooth-talking, eye-liner'd Garret Johnson moves in for a month with the very Bradylike household of sparring twins Kyle and Judy Renneker. Read full book review >