Search Results: "Will Counts"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A hopeful reminider of how far we—ve come in four short decades."
Photographer Counts took one of the defining images of the civil rights movement: Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine black students chosen to integrate Little Rock, Ark.'s Central High School in 1957, being taunted by a white female student. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

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THE BASKET COUNTS by Arnold Adoff

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BEAR COUNTS by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Bear's fans may get practice counting the number of times they ask for this again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Having tackled one concept in Bear Sees Colors (2014), Bear and his charming woodland friends now address the numbers from one through five. Read full book review >

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SOCCER COUNTS! by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"A great read when the player isn't out on the field. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This soccer-centered counting book is sure to be a winner with fans young and old. Read full book review >

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WHO COUNTS? by Amy-Jill Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2017

"An unusual and creative interpretation of the three parables, offering the satisfying conclusion that each person (or sheep or coin) matters and should be counted. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Three parables of Jesus from the Christian Bible are retold with modern-day settings and characters. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER COUNTS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Lushly colored artwork from Zhang is both elegant and captures the moods of tentativeness, surprise, and satisfaction. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cheng's story of a Chinese-speaking grandfather who comes to live with his daughter's English-speaking family ably communicates the difficulties of the language barrier, and the unanticipated joys that come from working your way through that barrier. Read full book review >

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BODY COUNTS by Sean Strub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A valuable document that gives an insider's view into AIDS activism and declares that compassion can mean just as much as cure."
A prominent activist and publisher ties his personal journey into the epochal events that have shaped the last 35 years of LGBT rights and AIDS education. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A disappointing follow-up to The Wishing Club (2007). (Picture book. 6-10)"
This rather lackluster tale of a pig's birthday party fails to emphasize multiplication as the subtitle would have readers believe. Read full book review >

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THIS TREE COUNTS! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Paired with one of Ellen Stoll Walsh's Dot and Jabber adventures or one of Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's books, this will suit many audiences. (Picture book. 3-8)"
With a cleverly worded title, Formento combines a counting book with the environmental message that every tree matters. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT COUNTS by Georg Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As an amorality tale of the modern middle-class materialist lifestyle, there's nothing new here. As entertaining satire, Brett Easton Ellis did it with more style and imagination a decade ago."
A slight tale of skewed values and yuppie angst in a stiff translation from the German. Read full book review >