Search Results: "et. al"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 1990

"Such charming images are the mark of an infectious enthusiasm, and will surely tempt others to succumb."
The master essayist-doctor celebrates the tools of his literary trade—in this delightful etymological exploration of the English language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TAINTED RELIC by Michael Jecks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The round-robin formula isn't new, of course, but the curse neatly links the mostly medieval mysteries."
A purported fragment of the True Cross stained with the blood of Christ is cursed by its Arab keeper, providing centuries of mysterious deaths for familiar detectives to solve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORTS SHORTS by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2005

"Accessible to a wide range of sports enthusiasts, and appealing to older, struggling readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eight sports short stories cover the bases, from kickball to ballet, bombardment to running. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCK, KNOCK! by Saxton Freymann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"No collection should be without this gem. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Hot on the heels of the chicken from Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (2006) come 14 different superstar picture-book artists illustrating their favorite knock-knock joke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perfect for libraries, art teachers, budding artists and fans of children's-book illustration. (note, biographies, selected bibliography of the artists) (Nonfiction. All ages)"
The title says it all in this anthology of inspirational letters written by 23 contemporary children's-book illustrators to future artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2007

"An antidote to snake oil and delusional expectations."
A Hollywood insider's how-to guide for parents who want to get their children into show business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"In several of the stories, most notably An Na's 'Complication,' the protagonist must sort through myriad moral complexities—in other words, the stuff and substance of adulthood. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
In her succinct introduction to this up-and-down story collection, editor Jill Santopolo mentions the "dotted line" that separates childhood from adulthood, a time when the young individual must begin to negotiate the world alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

666 by Peter Abrahams
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Turn out the lights, gather everyone around the fire and read out loud. (Fiction. 12 )"
This anthology of short stories includes first-rate tales of terror, dread and foreboding by a variety of celebrated authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"The variety, notion of durability and capability for making the best of situations makes for a thought-provoking read. (Short stories. 12-15)"
This collection of 11 stories by different authors contains tales of teens making their way through some sort of challenge and getting to the other side with new knowledge and maturity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Bohemian exegesis."
Wide-ranging introductions to books of the Bible. Read full book review >