Search Results: "Aaron Lansky"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A rollicking ride in company with a man who has performed an enormously important public service."
Engaging first-person account of how some committed young people rescued from history's dustbin more than a million books published in Yiddish. Read full book review >

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THE HICCUPOTAMUS by Aaron Zenz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"There was a hippopotamus / Who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus / And every time he got'emus... / …He'd fall upon his bottomus." Read full book review >

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THE BAD GUYS IN MISSION UNPLUCKABLE by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another uproarious romp that explores what it is to be good as well as do good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The foursome of reformed villains returns with a new mission and new team member in a continued effort to repair their reputations in Blabey's (The Bad Guys, 2017) rollicking sequel. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS GO NIGHT-NIGHT by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Combine monsters, ridiculousness, and audience participation for a delightfully raucous result. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Though this book is all about monsters' bedtime routines, don't be fooled—this will induce not sleep but its opposite. Read full book review >

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PIG THE WINNER by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Pig probably doesn't have any fans per se (who'd like the nasty little booger?), but his antics make learning good sportsdogship fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sore loser and sore winner is always a losing combination. Read full book review >

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THE GILDED RAZOR by Sam Lansky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A candid, eye-opening memoir of illicit drugs and sex—though, for some readers, it may prove too intimate and too full of semigraphic descriptions of the sex, drugs, and misery he suffered through before finally quitting before he was 20."
Time editor Lansky delivers a gut-wrenching exposé of his adolescence, a period filled with a steady diet of drugs, prescription and street, and one-night stands with older men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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YOU'RE INVITED TO BRUCE LANSKY'S POETRY PARTY! by Bruce Lansky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Exactly how he fits into the picture isn't quite clear. (index) (Poetry. 9-11)"
This illustrated collection of five dozen short verses—on family, pets, school, disasters, advice—reveals a ham-fisted approach to rhyming, with odes to belching, the fried monkey meat, flatulence, barfing, and dogs peeing in the garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE SAW by Aaron Hartzler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A powerful tale of betrayal and a vital primer on rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a fictional analog of the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio, rape case, allegations of gang-rape at a high school party expose a small town's ugly truths. Read full book review >