Search Results: "Aaron Safronoff"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIRE by Aaron Safronoff
Released: Sept. 17, 2011

"Smartly written, cleverly paced, but wanting for passion."
The watchful Collective, and those who oppose it, form Safronoff's futuristic tale of biological manipulation and the battle for individuality. Read full book review >

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Sunborn Rising by Aaron Safronoff
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fun, unique tale with a lot to offer readers looking for something different from standard fantasy fare."
In Safronoff's (Evening Breezes, 2013, etc.) wild, exciting middle-grade yarn, three youngsters stumble upon a mystery that may have terrible implications for their strange world of floating trees.Read full book review >

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TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Yakyu or baseball, it's all sheer joy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy enjoys the best of two baseball worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG THE PUG by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Children who love dogs will find this amusing the first time through, but the humor palls quickly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming text, a bug-eyed pug named Pig stubbornly refuses to share with the almost equally bug-eyed Trevor, the "wiener dog" he lives with—and soon gets his comeuppance. 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 >

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 >

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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 >