Search Results: "Timothy Ladwig"


BOOK REVIEW

SAYING GRACE by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Aesthetically informed by its message, it will appeal to its target audience. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grace is, as her friend puts it, a "fretter." Read full book review >

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WHEN DADDY PRAYS by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A unique offering for a family read-aloud. (Poetry. 4-6)"
Fourteen graceful poems portray a small boy's relationship with his prayerful father. Read full book review >

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MORNING HAS BROKEN by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Eden,'' may be too religious for some, but those who share her sentiments will find this a glowing paean to creation. (Picture book. 6-10)"
``Morning has broken/like the first morning,/Blackbird has spoken/like the first bird.'' So begins the hymn—better known as a Cat Stevens song—written for children by Farjeon in 1931. Read full book review >

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THREE AT SEA by Timothy Bush
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1994

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Three rough-and-ready little boys are sporting on an inner tube when it drifts out to sea. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER HOME by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"This elegant work powerfully conveys the slow crawl of war from a soldier and father's perspective. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Though this quiet tale of war is set in 1918 Europe, the story itself could reflect any modern war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Included are brief biographies of each luminary. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
The Beatitudes serve as a backdrop to African-American history from enslavement to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUNK ETHIC by Timothy Decker
Released: May 1, 2012

"Funny and unusually freeform, but then, maybe rigid narrative structure is for losers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A month in the life of a blunt, cynical punk-rock guitarist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL? by Timothy Carter
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Never unfair or prurient, this laugh-filled romp will supply the right reader with a thing or two to think about as well as a host of new euphemisms for masturbation, making it educational as well as vastly entertaining. (Fantasy. YA)"
Gay Canadian teen Stuart Bradley touches off a town-wide paroxysm of righteous fury when he…erm, touches HIMSELF. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARSONS' MILL by Timothy Lewontin
Released: April 24, 1989

College-educated, with a romantic and humanistic bent, Lewontin signs on as an apprentice sawyer ut a Vermont sawmill and finds himself in a time-warped world dominated by an elderly, tyrannical mill owner and staffed by a constantly changing cast of coworkers as strange and fascinating as visitors from another her planet. Read full book review >