Search Results: "Me Books"


BOOK REVIEW

MOM, DAD, OUR BOOKS, AND ME by Danielle Marcotte
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Though philosophically astute, not the most successful ode to literacy on the shelves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child proudly joins a community of readers. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO by Me Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This innovative approach proves that out-with-the-old isn't a prerequisite for in-with-the-new. The concept alone is worth the price of admission. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
An early reader from the 1960s gets an empirical facelift. Read full book review >

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BOOKS! by Murray McCain
by Murray McCain, illustrated by John Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Garish colors, dated feel, unclear audience. This book is annoying rather than informative. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Designed in a vertical format reminiscent of Victorian billboards and using a plethora of wood typefaces amid a surfeit of magenta and yellow, this book purports to answer the question "What is a book?" Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Book-trade nostalgia, vanished bestsellers, and an affecting pair of dedicated book-people make for a gentle stroll through two decades. (Sixteen b&w photographs.)"
The story of a legendary paperback bookstore in Berkeley and its two owners, and of how it grew, and grew, and grew. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In important ways, this is one of very few truly good books on the culture wars."
In a coup of cultural journalism, a prominent film critic returns to the Ivy League classroom as a front-line correspondent on the culture wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF THE BOOKS by J. Peder Zane
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 15, 2015

"An intermittently entertaining but sometimes banal collection."
A miscellany of literary musings. Read full book review >

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BOOKS ALWAYS EVERYWHERE by Jane Blatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Though some adults might suck their teeth at a few of the suggested uses, the message that books are fun (and useful) certainly overrides that. In two words: Books rule! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Books are everywhere, as these adorable toddlers prove! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 1997

"But the best here are passionate and surprising, offering some distinctive celebrations of a lifelong infatuation with the power of the printed word to transport and enchant."
The late Dorris (Cloud Chamber, 1997, etc.) and Buchwald, publisher of Milkweed Editions, have assembled 57 brief recollections by writers of how, in Dorris's words, they ``first encountered the magic of the printed word.'' As one might expect, these experiences vary widely: Sherman Alexie recalls learning to read from a Superman comic book; Nicholson Baker explains how he learned to read (``in the sense of of knowing how to follow a story with pleasure'') by being read to by his mother; Susan Kenney recollects her surprise when she discovered ``that words on the page make pictures in your mind, and you could take in a story with your eyes as well as through your ears.'' Larry Watson recaptures the exhilaration he felt when, at the age of 13, the local library allowed him to begin taking books from the adult section. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1985

"King has published duller books (The Dead Zone, Night Shift) than the late Bachman—but King at his best (Salem's Lot, and in a yeasty recent script he wrote for TV) shines far brighter than Bachman."
Despite a Halloween pub date, these four reprints are not King as a horror novelist. Read full book review >

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BOOKS AND BRICKS by Sindiwe Magona
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Written to express the power of claiming an ownership of one's education and the bonds of community, the narrative fails to live up to what it teaches by reducing and erasing when more hard work and commitment were needed. (glossary, maps, bio of Nelson Mandela) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this fictionalized story of community organizing and uplift, nonwhite South African families band together to make their community school a place where students feel safe, cared for, and encouraged to awaken their dreams. Read full book review >