Search Results: "Sally Comport"


BOOK REVIEW

SPY MICE by Heather Vogel Frederick
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A delight for fans of Avi's Mayor of Central Park (2003), Holm and Hamel's Stink File series and like interspecies thrillers. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A spectacular follow-up to The Black Paw reunites Morning Glory Goldenleaf and her timorous techie beau Bunsen Burner—both certified agents of Spy Mice, with the silver popsicle-stick skateboards to prove it—with their human co-agents, 6th-graders Oz and D.B. As Oz's recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread (unfortunately not included) carries him and D.B. to the finals of the Mayflower Flour Bake-Off in New York City, Spy Mice learn that archenemy rat Roquefort Dupont has gathered a congress of European rat kingpins in the same city to form the Global Rat Round Table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADA'S VIOLIN by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Pair with the suggested video links to experience the music of a remarkable, resilient cultural community. (author's note, websites, videos, quotation sources, photographs) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Hood presents the story of a Paraguayan youth orchestra whose instruments are fashioned from garbage collected in the local landfill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARWALKER by Joseph Bruchac
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Despite a plot that runs on slasher-film logic and an inconsistent use of the convention of the tale told in a journal, fans of Bruchac's short, Native American legend-inspired horror will enjoy this latest entry in the series. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Baron Braun has enough to deal with: new school, bullies, being short, a missing father and a mother in Iraq. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST KIDS by Gibbs Davis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 22, 2009

"New readers who want to know about young White House residents will have a good-enough start here. (Informational early reader. 4-8)"
Capitalizing on the interest in the Obama girls, Step into Reading has reissued an updated version of their familiar First Kids (2004) with Malia and Sasha on the cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISPER IN THE DARK by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Final art not seen. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fourteen year-old Maddy, who is half Narragansett Indian, is still dealing with the deaths of her parents in an accident that damaged her left arm when she begins to suspect she is being stalked by a monster from tribal folklore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT WINGS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"An off-kilter effort from the author of Bearwalker (2007), Skeleton Man (2001) and other more effective terror tales. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Bruchac's not at his best in this weak, predictable tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S SAYING WHAT IN JAMESTOWN, THOMAS SAVAGE? by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though Comport's low-angle illustrations have a distractingly flat, over-painted look, and the closing bibliography is composed of adult sources and hard-to-find journal articles, the narrative here is easily vivid enough to compensate. (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-11)"
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding, Fritz's latest venture into America's past sketches the career of a teenaged cabin boy who joined the beleaguered colony at the beginning of 1608. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"In this first-person narrative, as recorded by Edwards, Reubin is a companionable guide, and the inviting format, lively prose, and dramatic illustrations make this one of the better offerings for the bicentennial of the grand event. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Reubin Field and his brother Joseph were two of the "nine young men from Kentucky" who joined the famous Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >