Search Results: "Adam Gustavson"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >

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HANNAH'S WAY by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The moment is a little miracle—nearly impossible to believe, but entirely convincing and true. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sometimes the tiniest actions are the most heroic. In this book—based on a true story—the heroes are children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY RATS? by Darrin Lunde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not particularly convincing as a reclamation project but generally informative and easy on the eyes. (online resources) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A Smithsonian mammal specialist makes a bid to clean up the rat's rotten rep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK AND ROLL HIGHWAY by Sebastian Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A thorough chronicling of a musical trailblazer—though probably too thorough for most in the typical picture-book audience. (timeline, interview) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Guitarist Robbie Robertson's son presents his father's journey to rock-'n'-roll fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

 BETTER THAN YOU by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Point made—perhaps over-made—but anyone suffering the oxygen-depleting windbaggery of the neighborhood boaster will find solace here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a message book, and it makes no bones about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE SQUEAKING SKULL by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Life is the best teacher, and if Charlie can survive all the troubles that come his way, maybe others can too. (Fiction. 7-10) "
Award-winning storyteller Harley serves up hilarious high jinks squirming with Halloween trouble. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR by Bill Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers will be waiting to see how Charlie faces his next challenge in a series that marks a lovely change of pace from the sarcasm of Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Charlie Bumpers is doomed. The one teacher he never wanted in the whole school turns out to be his fourth-grade teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A fascinating introduction to a little-known hero. (author's note, sources, afterward) (Picture book/biography.6-12)"
At a time when deaf people were routinely called "Dummy," William Hoy accepted and owned the nickname proudly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALICO DORSEY by Susan Lendroth
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"An author's note provides a photo of Dorsey with his mail pouches and good historical information, including the fact that Nellie is fictional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Set in the silver-mining camps of California's Mojave Desert in 1885, this is the semi-factual story of Dorsey, a remarkable Border collie who carried the United States mail between Bismarck and Calico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOHN HANCOCK CLUB by Louise Borden
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"A good addition to themes on school. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Borden's latest school-related book tackles the excitement and nervousness that surrounds every third-grader learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >