Search Results: "Aaron S. Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOE SHINE LADY by Aaron S. Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A worthwhile, though a bit overwritten, American story about family, friendship and hard work."
Tradition and progress collide in this novel about a steelworker's daughter trying to find her way in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REBELLIOUS ALPHABET by Jorge Diaz
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Less dogged and simplistic than most such fables, with a welcome light touch and enough logical ambiguities to give older children plenty to ponder and discuss. (Picture book. 10+)"
By a Chilean-born author (a political exile now living in Spain) and a Norwegian artist and film-maker, a fable concerning totalitarianism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUSSIE AND LUTHER by Aaron Fox
Released: Aug. 11, 2012

"A rambling effort to squeeze big themes inside a partners-in-crime frame."
An aging storekeeper and her adopted prodigal son team up to sell cocaine out of an inner-city delicatessen. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY CHUTNEY by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Blabey doesn't answer that question, but his clear acrylics and mixed media ground Sunday's excitements and worries—shown in extreme, sometimes manic, facial expressions—on soft, solid, comforting backgrounds. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An energetic, frizzy-haired girl claims her quirkiness but wrestles with her family's frequent moves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"We challenge anyone to read this and keep a straight face. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Four misunderstood villains endeavor to turn over a new leaf…or a new rap sheet in Blabey's frenzied romp. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >