Search Results: "Steven Kroll"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 1999

"A welcome volume. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
From Kroll (Lewis and Clark, 1994, etc.), a handsomely illustrated biography that introduces a fascinating historical figure and will make readers yearn for more information. Read full book review >

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THE PIGRATES CLEAN UP by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

Captain Dan is to be married, so he rallies his crew of pigs/pirates into a clean-up frenzy (``How can Kate and I be wed/If you look like unmade beds?''). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Full text with piano score; map; bibliography of 12 children's books, 1935- 1988; index. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A handsomely illustrated account of the writing of our national anthem, in its historical context. Read full book review >

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THE HANUKKAH MICE by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A mediocre addition for the younger set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A family of dressed-up mice (Papa and Mitchell both sport yarmulkes) make themselves at home in Rachel's Hanukkah gift—a delicate dollhouse. Read full book review >

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STUFF! by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"An admirable introduction to beginning environmentalism for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pinch the pack rat is encouraged by his friends and neighbors to scale down his bursting-at-the-seams lifestyle and reform his pack-rat ways by donating unwanted items to the neighborhood tag sale. Read full book review >

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POOCH ON THE LOOSE by Steven Kroll
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A map of Max's journey is included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bart is a little terrier who lives in a huge apartment building in New York City with his owner, Max. Read full book review >

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BARBARIANS!  by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Rousing reading for all armchair sword-wielders and plunder-seekers. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Sure, Vikings get all the good press—but as Kroll points out, they weren't the only warlike people to raid, invade and topple established empires between 100 CE and the death of Tamerlane in 1405. Read full book review >

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THE HAND-ME-DOWN DOLL by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A gentle, satisfying reminder of the universal need for love and home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beautiful doll is given to a spoiled little girl who doesn't appreciate the gift. Read full book review >

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SUPER-DRAGON by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Nyah, nyah, nyah, naysayers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dragon contest is announced. Read full book review >

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NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >