Search Results: "Steven Salerno"


BOOK REVIEW

WILD CHILD by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A two-toothed toddler needs no wolf suit to be wildest thing of all in this high-volume prequel to a certain well-known classic. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL by Betsy Harvey Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An absorbing read for young makers and dreamers. (biographical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Heeding the call to "make big plans" for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, George Ferris designed—and built—the giant observation wheel that now bears his name. Read full book review >

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HARRY HUNGRY by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Children will delight in growling loudly along with Harry's tummy, turning story time into a rumbling, tumbling feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry is hungry! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly. (author's note; artist's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
At a time when local baseball was part of the American landscape, one family fielded its own team. Read full book review >

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COUNTING OUR WAY TO THE 100TH DAY! by Betsy Franco
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Teachers will think of dozens of ways to use this collection, not only on the hundredth day of school, but on all the other days as well. (Poetry. 5-9)"
One hundred short poems plus one hundred jazzy illustrations add up to a satisfying whole in this poetry collection aimed at elementary-school children celebrating the one-hundredth day of class. Read full book review >

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19 GIRLS AND ME by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Pattison's adept and amusing depiction of this early battle between the sexes and her harmonious solution is ideal for readers of any gender. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Daunted by the prospect of 19 female classmates, kindergartener John Hercules Po is determined to turn them into tomboys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME! by Christine Anderson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sure to be a favorite for parents and children alike, but maybe not for the family cat. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bedtime routine wins out over playtime. Read full book review >

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MATHEMATICKLES! by Betsy Franco
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"By incorporating the language of mathematics, Franco pushes readers to view the poems through a different lens—and with a more critical eye. (author's note) (Poetry. 8-10)"
Franco adds to her mathematical oeuvre with this clever collection of poems written in the form of equations and grouped by seasonal themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANTALOON by Kathryn Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"It should attract the delighted attention of young readers from its cake-and-cookie-decorated endpapers to the sunny-hued interior images that are so appropriately reminiscent of the old Golden Books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Salerno's lively and colorful new illustrations for a 1951 text (originally illustrated by Leonard Weisgard) show the adventures of Pantaloon, a standard poodle who "never can get enough of those delicious baked-and-iced things!" on display in the bakery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KID FROM DIAMOND STREET by Audrey Vernick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A forgotten star shines anew. (author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A remarkable young woman plays baseball with tremendous skill in the early days of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN CHUCK by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The story's absurdities may draw some chuckles, but children are likely to be far more dazzled by the illustrations; it's a spectacular debut for Salerno. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One of the prolific Martin's more surreal episodes, first published in 1946, earns a reissue with dandy new illustrations and packaging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOM! by Mary Lyn Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Though not particularly creative, this back-to-basics approach will appeal to straightforward, no-nonsense thinkers—and who is going to refuse a little comfort? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Addressing the fears children have of severe weather is a parenting rite of passage, and this book tackles astraphobia with a small dog named Rosie. Read full book review >