Search Results: "Ryan Ann Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The cover shows a smiling girl in a trench coat and a fedora, about as inappropriate an image for these brave and resourceful women as can be imagined. (bibliography, end notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Updated from a 2003 edition, this catalog of female spies is depressingly sanitized and breathless. Read full book review >

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DIG A TUNNEL by Ryan Ann Hunter
Released: March 15, 1999

"Younger fans of the wheeled vehicles that are visible here in profusion will want repeat readings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
From the tunnels of ants to the Chunnel connecting England with France, this lively tour of constructed tunnels highlights their variety as it explores their uses and manufacture. Read full book review >

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ROBOTS SLITHER by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It hardly seems like science, but it is, as well as a salutary reminder for younger moviegoers that real robots have better things to do than turn into red-eyed, rampaging killers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Robots these days not only slither—they roll, crawl, fly in space, and "flick their tails" to "dive as deep as whales"—not to mention work in factories, fight fires, bark, meow, and even recognize facial expressions: "Look at what these robots do—smile at them, they'll smile at you!" Read full book review >

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CROSS A BRIDGE by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"The text finally takes flight on the last page, reaching beyond the mechanical, with 'Bridges are for sitting, and fishing, and wishing.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young construction and transportation enthusiasts are inducted into the world of bridges with this boldly illustrated primer. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SKY by Ryan Ann Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Bold black steel and scaffolding cut the flat planes of sky-blue backgrounds, while skewed angles and details such as a light-dotted nighttime skyline add interest. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
Hunter (Cross A Bridge, p. 268) offers an accessible, often soaring first look at skyscrapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT by Carol Ann Duffy
by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"While the story might be more for adults than children, younger readers will love the exquisite images, time and again. (Picture book. 6-12)"
The United Kingdom's poet laureate offers a quiet but powerful musing on the circle of life and the arc of art, married to the precise loveliness of Ryan's papercuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The authors ably demonstrate that it's never too late for love."
The three women who collaborated on this book celebrate how "grown-up dating is different from dating in your twenties—in a good way!" Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What's in a tide pool? Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >