Search Results: "Stephen Inwood"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2004

"Meticulous research and capacious imagination inform this absorbing tale of genius, personality, and the vagaries of reputation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
The incredibly cluttered and productive life of the cantankerous wizard who vied with Newton and with history, losing both struggles until very recently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HISTORY OF LONDON by Stephen Inwood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"In all, though, Inwood makes use of the most recent material available, including new archaeological finds, and gives us a reliable sourcebook to which we can turn with confidence when needed. (32 pages b&w illustrations, 10 maps) (Book-of-the- Month/History Book Club selection)"
An accurate and capably told history of London, thoroughly researched and presented in exhaustive detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE TUG by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Though this cute-but-mighty tug's strengths are oddly undercut by the syrupy gear-switch at the end, the bright, attractive pictures will appeal to boat-loving toddlers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Graphically spiffy and textually brief, this exploration of an anthropomorphic harbor tugboat's working role tacks on a maudlin shtick in the final quarter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE RED FIRE TRUCK by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Although it's tougher than the average pop-up, the book's removable pieces are something to watch out for, but this engine's just too fabulous to pass by. (Informational pop-up. 3-6)"
Little only in comparison to the real thing, this unusually sturdy interactive book features thick cardboard pages held together with a cloth-reinforced tape binding that should last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY’S SNOW ADVENTURE by Stephen Huneck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck's distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a "dog-friendly lodge" in a wintry mountain setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOAD ON THE ROAD by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A catchy, cautionary tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Little toads should never play in the road! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A serious treat for truck lovers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When a blizzard stops the mighty trucks of the city from working, it's Supertruck to the rescue! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? AND PENGUIN? by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Clever, cheeky, and endearing—a wordless achievement. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Walrus escapes again, this time with pal Penguin, but their day on the town takes an unexpected turn for the fun-loving pinniped of Where's Walrus? (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDKIN by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"While clearly extra care was put into the production of this title, from the metallic highlights on the cover to the brilliantly illustrated mud, the end result is unfortunately drowned in detail. (Picture book. 5-8)"
During a respite from the rain, a young girl heads out to play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS LOVE by Stephen Parlato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"But this is a small flaw for a title that aims to encourage 'big dreams still worth pursuing.' (Picture book. 5-12)"
"The World has not always loved dragons, / but Dragons have always loved the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THAT YOU, WINTER? by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The narrative text is set in regular type, while dialogue appears in Gammell's expressive scrawl. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little vinegar and a lot of glory find their way into this evocation of the joys of winter and the beauty of snowfall: Gammell (Jim Aylesworth's Old Black Fly, 1992, etc.) obviously knows a thing or two about snow. Read full book review >