Search Results: "Stephen Marchesi"


BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN BONES by Joan Carris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Note about joining a dig; glossary. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Alec's lifelong hurt over his grandfather's rejection comes to the fore when he and his mother accompany her dad on a summer dinosaur dig in Montana: Valuable bones disappear, and Alec—torn by his angry wish to win ``Dr. Dinosaur's'' love and respect and by a desire to stop the thefts- -plays detective. Read full book review >

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WINNIE MANDELA by Stephen Marchesi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"Still, he is telling an important story, an introduction that should inspire readers to read further."
Part of the "Women of Our Time" series, this biography of the wife of the South African leader who has become a freedom fighter in her own right is a clear and timely cry against injustice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Lots of visual cues will help new readers through the fairly simple text, but it is the power of the story that will keep them turning the pages. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This early reader is an excellent introduction to the March on Washington in 1963 and the important role in the march played by Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

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MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

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SEVEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A spooky good time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pumpkins are picked up one by one in a spooky board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AT THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut. Read full book review >

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SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Although the landscapes Savage creates are highly stylized, they have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this strong graphic treatment of a traditional theme, 10 Halloween pumpkins are spirited away or destroyed one by one by various seasonally appropriate, sometimes-scary entities: a scarecrow, a mummy, a bolt of lightning, a hungry ghost, alligators in a pond, pirates ("Arrr!"), an owl, a witch and a spider. Read full book review >

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VIVALDI AND THE INVISIBLE ORCHESTRA by Stephen Costanza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Altogether, a pleasing interpretation of the creative process and the power of art to connect individuals. (author's note) (Picture book. 4­-7)"
Girls and women are often the overlooked players in music history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"This emotional honesty alone is a reason to buy this book; the giraffe and Einstein are the icing on McCranie's cake. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
It's hard not to like a main character who brings a lab coat and briefcase to elementary school. Read full book review >