Search Results: "Aaron Boyd"


BOOK REVIEW

HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

"Index. (Biography. 10+)"
The co-author of last year's Bill Clinton (1993) presents Hillary Rodham Clinton in the same clear, unadorned style, recounting the achievements of her school years and the numerous accomplishments of her adult life in a sort of resume enlivened with anecdotes and personal details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER WOODS by Aaron Boyd
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 7, 1997

"Non-golfers, however, will find a lot of jargon to cut through for information that hardly expands on newspaper and magazine accounts that are also more compelling. (b&w photos, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Golf is one of the fastest growing participant sports in the country, and 21-year-old Tiger Woods is certainly one of the rising stars among the pros. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON, APPROXIMATELY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A connect-the-dots first novel with a studied, self-conscious, sporadically vivid style."
A coming-of-age story that features a hero as ambivalent as the book's title—and the reader's response is likely to be just about equally so-so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON SPELLING by Aaron Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Professionally done, with many enjoyable moments, but not quite an Emmy-winning performance. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From The Mod Squad to Dynasty to Melrose Place, the world's most prolific producer tells his story, anecdote by anecdote by anecdote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON COPLAND by Howard Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1999

"Not only a success in its own right, but a valuable model of what biography can and probably should be."
A music historian's (Univ. of Houston) biography of the man who, despite sectarian assaults from the academy, is still regarded as America's greatest composer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLING THE WATER DRUM by LaTisha Redding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Moving. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A powerful story of loss and survival, human connection and hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUIGI AND THE BAREFOOT RACES by Dan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Cheers for Luigi. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Luigi isn't the biggest or strongest boy in his city neighborhood, but he is most certainly the fastest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DADDY GOES TO WORK by Jabari Asim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Read the pictures and skip the words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An urban father takes his young daughter to work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELENA'S JUBILEE by Zetta Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This cheerful meditation on starting over features a character that's hard not to love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Melena learns the power of a fresh start. Read full book review >