Posts Tagged: book review

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in

“The Sun is Also a Star” Begs for a Second Read

Nicola Yoon begins her young adult novel, The Sun is Also a Star with an explanation of Carl Sagan’s theory that to create an apple pie, you must first invent the universe. Science and math play a consistent role in

“Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” Brings Dozens of Pioneers, Bad Asses and Leaders to Life

From the moment you see the candy-colored cover with bold lettering and design, you know that Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu is something special. Pick it up and you’ll feel an appealing texture and see the appealing glossy spots that highlight

“Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World” Brings Dozens of Pioneers, Bad Asses and Leaders to Life

From the moment you see the candy-colored cover with bold lettering and design, you know that Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu is something special. Pick it up and you’ll feel an appealing texture and see the appealing glossy spots that highlight

“Paper Girls” = Stranger Things + Ray Guns

The year is 1988 and after a surreal dream, Erin wakes in the dark to deliver papers on her bike. She’s cornered by thug guys and when it seems as if she has no way of escape up rides three

“Paper Girls” = Stranger Things + Ray Guns

The year is 1988 and after a surreal dream, Erin wakes in the dark to deliver papers on her bike. She’s cornered by thug guys and when it seems as if she has no way of escape up rides three

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now