Search Results: "Sherri Duskey Rinker"


BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY, MIGHTY CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Sure to be a hit with fans of the prior title even if they wonder about that odd-looking building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vehicles from the popular Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (2011) are up-and-at-'em in a new title focused on industry and teamwork. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Who cares? The equation of trucks + bedtime book = best-seller, even if it does set feminism back a few decades. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A group of construction vehicles put themselves to bed. Read full book review >

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BIG MACHINES by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Alive, bursting with color and action, this volume introduces Virginia Lee Burton to a new generation of big machine enthusiasts. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Virginia Lee Burton's big machines roar to new life in a new biography of the author. Read full book review >

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SILLY WONDERFUL YOU by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"It's sweet, but it lacks the freshness that would make it stand out. (Picture book. 2-4) "
A mother's rhymes enumerate the many, varied (sometimes bewildering, sometimes beatific) ways her toddler tot has altered her life. Read full book review >

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STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"A solid companion to Rinker and Lichtenheld's Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Through the darkness, clickety-clack... / coming closer, down the track..." Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Watching a bunch of trucks at work. Life doesn't get much better. And these guys talk to you. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A jaunty tour through an urban construction site extends the best-selling picture book's audience to young app users. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANE COMES HOME by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A fine and moving story, full of heroes."
An affecting portrait of the first American combat fatality in the Iraq war, and of those who suffered his loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF PASSAGE by Rinker Buck
Released: June 13, 1997

"This enchanting story of youthful accomplishment, which includes masterly insider descriptions of flight, should reach a broad audience. (25 b&w photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
An old-fashioned air adventure in the tradition of Charles Lindbergh's celebrated autobiography, The Spirit of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Emblematic of the truly significant sacrifices and triumphs of a passing generation. (30 b&w photos)"
A solid tribute to some remarkable WWII heroes: the spectacularly brave and selfless civilians who helped thousands of Allied fliers shot down in France evade the Nazis and get back to England so they could fight again. Read full book review >

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PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE SIXTH GRADE by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A whip-smart, funny, and fast-paced outing equally suited to returning fans and readers who are just meeting Brianna for the first time. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Class president Brianna Justice learns that in middle school, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Read full book review >

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THE KOMMANDANT'S MISTRESS by Sherri Szeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1993

"A provocative exploration of a complex and disturbing relationship—the parameters of which are sometimes overwhelmed by the lyrical intensity of Szeman's writing and vision."
A somber what-if first novel that vividly explores a possible relationship between the Kommandant of a Nazi concentration camp and a Jewish inmate. Read full book review >