Search Results: "Steve Bein"


BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE DEMON by Steve Bein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid effort but one that badly needs streamlining."
Sequel to Bein's exotic law-and-order fantasy, Daughter of the Sword (2012). Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BOATS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"The real challenge will be keeping it out of the bathtub. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight boats sail across the elongated double-page spreads, rendered in primary-color watercolors and accompanied by an appropriate sound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT GOT A LOT by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Another ideal story for newly hatched readers. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Happy Cat and his neighbors return for another early reader (Happy Cat, 2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAINS GO by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sheer, fabulous power. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than just "choo-choo" along this track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEPHYR TAKES FLIGHT by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Flighty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing lass obsessed with airplanes, achieves a fantastical flight—and gets home in time for breakfast—in this enjoyable romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS AND CATS by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 14, 2007

"Sure to see plenty of use. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A turn-it-around-and-flip-it-over volume delivers from ends to middle the straight goods on the world's most popular house pets, a cleanly innovative design allowing interaction between the two parts throughout. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely little more than an exercise in wishful thinking, but well meant and philosophically solid. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Straightforward behavior modeling for newly fledged independent readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERSNOUTS! by Steve Björkman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

Björkman goes whole-hog in this farmyard free-for-all, matching two burglars against a pair of porcine superheroes and their freshly minted sidekick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ON EARTH by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"Factual and fascinating, this one belongs in every library. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jenkins (Animals in Flight, 2001, etc.) makes a first-class foray into an often-neglected topic. Read full book review >

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NOBODY ASKED ME! by Steve Henry
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"A minor crisis—a missing Tiger—brings Bo back to each of their play spots and will bring readers back to the story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
No one may have asked this first-time author's feline character if he wanted a brother, but that doesn't keep him from roundly enjoying the miscreant's antics and, ultimately, the pleasure of his company. Read full book review >