Search Results: "Aaron Boyd"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

JANNA AND THE KINGS by Patricia Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Despite the story's sweetness, it's not special enough to be an essential purchase. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Janna's favorite day is Saturday when her grandfather picks her up and takes her for a walk down Madison Street. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BABU’S SONG by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A tad idealistic, but warmly told. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this realistic tale of a young boy in Tanzania, Stuve-Bodeen, a former Peace Corps volunteer, explores the relationship between Bernardi, who wants nothing more than to attend school and get a real soccer ball, and his grandfather, a wonderfully creative toymaker who has lost the ability to speak. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1993

"There are a few b&w photos, but the lack of a bibliography or an index will limit use. (Biography. 10+)"
A straightforward account that does a good job of pulling together basic facts and stories made familiar in recent periodical literature, with Clinton's childhood, education, political rise, period as governor, and presidential campaign covered in equal measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Young ones will enjoy the superficially silly rhyme, but don't let them miss the nonsense of the original. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The host to a set of feathered and furry friends in his garden is supplanted by the female Lulu Crow in this retelling of Johnny Crow's Garden (1903), with full-color gouache paintings to replace the original droll pen-and-ink line drawings by Leslie Brooke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARMADILLO by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1998

"A harsh, witty, resonant novel, and an impressive work."
A mingling of financial high jinks and social satire by one of the most restlessly inventive of contemporary British novelists. Read full book review >