Search Results: "Smith Elwood H."


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO DRAW WITH YOUR FUNNY BONE by Elwood H. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Smith's pictures are always good for a hoot, though tyros will get a truer start from Ed Emberley's classic manuals. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Sage instruction for would-be cartoonists from a veteran, self-billed "Trained Professional Artist." Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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ZOO AH-CHOOOO by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Break out the earplugs, not the tissues, for this ah-choo-filled read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's an outbreak at the zoo! (Of germs, that is.) Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEÑOR PANCHO HAD A RANCHO by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Chock-full of bicultural fun on the farm. (glossary, pronunciation guide, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Colato Laínez (The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, 2010) presents a bicultural rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," one of the most widely known and loved children's songs. Read full book review >

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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CATFISH KATE AND THE SWEET SWAMP BAND by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While the story feels slight and the resolution oddly one-sided for a book about compromise, Smith's visually cacophonous, roughly hewn watercolor-and-ink cartoons are nothing if not energetic, and the singsong rhyme will have swamp toes a-tapping. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Catfish Kate plays her banjo in the moonlight, the sky fills with giant musical notes and the girl musicians of the swamp chime in. Read full book review >

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SILLY SCHOOL RIDDLES by Lisa Eisenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Smith's genially goofy illustrations accompany this equally amiable collection. (Early reader. 6-8)"
"When you're having trouble with math, what can you always count on for help? Your fingers!" Read full book review >

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HOT DIGGITY DOG by Adrienne Sylver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Attention is also paid to condiments: Mustard was used to treat Roman battle wounds and bathe sausages, though not at the same time. (websites, further resources, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
How did hot dogs become so popular? asks Sylver in this popular history of the wiener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALLING by Alan Katz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Filled with joyful enthusiasm, zingy and contagious, this is one not-ready-for-bedtime story that will leave even super stallers in stitches. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's time for bed, so what does Dan do? Read full book review >