Search Results: "Steve Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

3 FALAFELS IN MY PITA by Maya Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Jewish families wanting their children to hear references to the Jewish homeland at a very young age may find something of value in this offering, but few others will. (Board book. 1-4)
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A very basic introduction to Israel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compare with the more traditional approach of Dino Dung (2005), from the Step Into Reading series. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Preserved excrement, whether dried, frozen or turned to rock, can provide all kinds of information to scientists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not for the faint of heart; tongues should really be limbered up before tackling these. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Readers who take this on should prepare their tongues for a wicked tangling…and their stomach muscles for a workout. 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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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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9 NEW BOOKS TO WATCH FOR IN JANUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

PHEW! I finally finished listing my favorites of 2016, and now it’s time to start the merry-go-round up again and look at the new releases of January 2017.

Here are a few of the titles that I’m planning on picking up:

Allegedly, by Tiffany Jackson

After a court case that was covered nationally, fifteen-year-old Mary is in “baby jail” for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VICKS, THE POLAR BEAR CUB by Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A mostly winning combination of information and entertainment. (Informational picturebook. 4-8)"
The first year of life for the Rotterdam Zoo's new resident, born in 2010. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

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HUSH LITTLE POLAR BEAR by Jeff Mack
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"In a world full of bedtime books, this one has a place. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet metaliterary journey takes a girl and her stuffed polar bear on a fanciful trip through a variety of terrains before they return to her bedroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINE! by Jeff Mack
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A behavioral window for some, a mirror for many, and a delightful book for all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mine! Or is it? Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Big Nate and Wimpy Kid fans will be right at home. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
PJ McGee is on the case when his autographed cowboy hat is stolen. Read full book review >

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GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Working from a text composed solely of the titular phrases (plus one final qualifier) in an ongoing call and response, Mack depicts a day among friends whose dispositions couldn't be more extreme. Read full book review >