Search Results: "Sandra L. Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

READ AND RISE by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inspiring poem by Maya Angelou and a full-page illustration of a golden sun against a buttery background introduce this slight but bright effort, co-sponsored by the National Urban League, to empower African-American children and to promote literacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RAINBOW ALL AROUND ME by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though slightly garbled, the message is worthwhile. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the colors of the rainbow come alive in the photographs of children celebrating the emotions that color can evoke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM LATINO by Sandra L. Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Slight but very engaging—who can resist photos of happy kids? (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Can you sense the beauty?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This bold, beautifully photographed book should be a first choice for most libraries and will be especially popular during Black History Month. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinkney thoughtfully addresses some sensitive issues in her first book, illustrated with color photographs of children, taken by her husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A smart and knowing first-person accounting of the risks, rewards, profit, and inevitable losses attendant to the entrepreneurial life."
A nicely realized business memoir that suggests there re no glass ceilings for enterprising women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BALL by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Failing to keep his eye on the soccer ball, a player finds himself on an eventful chase to catch the runaway plaything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Unimpeachable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COSMO AND THE ROBOT by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2000

"There's not much science in this science fiction, but Batman's utility belt has nothing on Cosmo's, and young readers will cheer his mechanical aptitude as much as his heroism. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This master of scratchboard crafts another fantasyadventure a la his Adventures of Sparrowboy (1997), this one set on Mars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S ARK by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A glorious choice for reading aloud. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Pinkney, at his grandest, matches a poetically phrased text—the Ark "rose over their heads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESOP’S FABLES by Jerry Pinkney
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jerry Pinkney, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A masterpiece. (Fables. 5-10)"
Gracing 61 fables from Aesop, or at least in the Aesopian tradition, Pinkney's watercolors display both masterful draftsmanship and an uncommonly keen eye for natural detail. Read full book review >