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

PIG THE ELF  by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Kids will find the premise comical, but as far as a rewarding Christmas story is concerned, a dog-bites-Santa joke 'is just not enough.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this rhyming story, the latest in a series from Australia, Pig the pug celebrates Christmas in his characteristically greedy fashion. 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

THE VIEW FROM STALIN’S HEAD by Aaron Hamburger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2004

"Interesting premises developed with varying success: an uneven yet promising first volume."
Ten debut stories find Western expatriates settled—and, more usually, unsettled—in 1990s Prague. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 9, 2009

"A convincing plea to consider an untapped resource in the fight against disease."
Neuroscientist White explores the potential of transfer factors, a little-known component of the immune system, and campaigns for continued research into their possible widespread use. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROZEN LEOPARD by Aaron Latham
Released: Sept. 12, 1991

"For hard-core safari-junkies only."
One of those tiresome books about traveling to a distant land to find a self never known—or in this case sidetracked by writer's block and unexpiated grief—now from journalist/novelist Latham (Crazy Sundays, 1971; Orchids for Mother, 1977). Read full book review >