Search Results: "Sean Addy"


BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE BE MINE by Jacqueline Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A solid nonfiction offering; libraries should buy multiples. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Farmer (O Christmas Tree, 2010) offers a compelling survey of the history, legends, traditions and symbols of Valentine's Day for the primary school set. Read full book review >

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PEACEFUL HEROES by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good complement to Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien's After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance (2009). (Collective biography. 9-12)"
Atop Addy's powerful oil-and-collage portraits heightened with passionate swirls of brushwork, Winter pays fervent tribute to 14 nonviolent crusaders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Though most of these men are no longer active, or even living, and not all 'changed the world' to quite the same degree, they're still worth knowing. (source list) (Picture book/collective biography. 8-10)"
In a companion to Amelia to Zora (2005), Chin-Lee selects an alphabetical array of men for the same treatment—a two or three paragraph biographical précis that includes a childhood incident, a description of important accomplishments and a pithy quote. Read full book review >

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STEADY HANDS by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Compiled photographs, papers and household objects create multifaceted collages and textured backdrops, and the result is an intriguing, albeit offbeat, examination of the world of work. (Picture book/poetry. 9-13)"
Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" receives an invigorating revival in this poetry collection that illuminates the pressures and pleasures of work, including some 34 career choices. Read full book review >

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CARS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The diverse typography and page-design help propel this winner past the finish line. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The pit crew of Hubbell, Halsey and Addy continue their successful series of preschool books about vehicles with this high-octane look at cars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"An inspiration and a delight. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Read full book review >

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TRAINS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Two dazzling vertical spreads top off this standout train trip filled with 'Tooting, hooting' fun for adults and tots alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hubbell takes a wild ride with locomotives both past and present. Read full book review >

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THIRTY HOMES IN THIRTY YEARS by Addy Stevens
Released: April 5, 2012

"The blunt reality of human nature in a cheerful, knowing tone."
Stevens pens her first book, a bold, autobiographical narrative of living in 30 different homes in Texas, Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIGHT HERE ON THIS SPOT by Sharon Hart Addy
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An appealing introduction to archaeology, and to the concept of continuity through the passing of time. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This impressive picture book shares a history of the land and its people with a grandfather on a tractor drive through his cabbage field. Read full book review >

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SIDDHARTH AND RINKI by Addy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a young boy emigrates from India to Britain, from a sunny, warm place to a grey, wintry place, adjusting can be an enormous problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMORIES OF A FARM by Richard Hardwick Addy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2013

"A detailed account of a fading rural lifestyle."
In this debut memoir, Addy gives a detailed account of the family farm in the Catskills that shaped his youth. Read full book review >