Search Results: "Aaron Eske"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY, A SYMPHONY by Aaron Eske
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An honest exploration of the impact of international adoption on families and children alike."
A wry, forthright look at a Lincoln, Neb., family who embraced international adoption despite the daunting obstacles. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, GRIZZLE GRUMP! by Aaron Blecha
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"This is a good choice for read-alouds and great fun, especially for those readers who can appreciate a good nap. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One bear's quest for a quiet place to hibernate is thwarted by lots of noisy critters. Read full book review >

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QUEST by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Breathtaking in scope, consider this a wordless testament to the power of not just imagination, but art itself; picture books rarely feel this epic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the coattails of Journey (2013), Becker gleefully expands and details his award-winning fantasyland, growing even more ambitious with his storytelling. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, GRIZZLE GRUMP! by Aaron Blecha
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Grizzle Grump and his odd squirrel friend are an unlikely but endearing pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this sequel to Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! (2015), a huge, brown bear has trouble finding food after emerging from hibernation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVERMAN by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Lines between reality and fantasy blur in this powerful, disquieting tale of lost children, twisted friendship and the power of storytelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When a classmate asks him to write her biography, 12-year-old Alistair Cleary never dreams the story will "change everything." Read full book review >

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THE ONLY ONES by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Both literary and engaging, this is the kind of book readers will want to return to for new discoveries. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
One afternoon, nearly everyone in the world disappeared, leaving Martin Maple and a village of kids to try to survive long enough to find them again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A better take on the same theme is The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy (2008), by Diane Stanley. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Five middle-school nerds discover that their DNA is being used to create a master race of students. 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

GOOD BLOOD by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"The prologue, alas, tells all. But stick around for those Italian dinners, which are superb."
A bambino bamboozle leads to kidnapping, murder, and a serious reassessment of an old family fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CODE OF THE WEST by Aaron Latham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Latham has a proven track record, and Code of the West will probably make it to the screen in some form or other. Remember you heard it here first: see the movie if you must, but do not, under any circumstances, read the book."
The story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table has been revived numerous times, by such masterly writers as Alfred Lord Tennyson, T.H. White, and Thomas Berger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY BLUE DEVILS by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Maybe this tale, which beautifully balances tangy Tahitian backgrounds with a deft and brainy whodunit, will be the wake-up call. (Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
There must be trouble brewing at Nick Druett's Paradise Coffee Plantation. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTION by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2006

"Though the Skeleton Detective seems more interested in the quick than the dead, the neat mystery is spiced by a great scene of Gideon excusing himself from an autopsy because he can't deal with soft tissue."
While his park-ranger wife Julie is wined and dined at a consortium on England's Isles of Scilly, forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver (Where There's a Will, 2005, etc.) plans to tag along out of the limelight. As if. Read full book review >