Search Results: "Andrew Joyner"


BOOK REVIEW

BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

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THE BABY SWAP by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A fine title to add, not swap, to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inspired by her mother's shopping trip to exchange a hat, Caroline Crocodile tries to swap her baby brother, only to discover that he's just right, after all. Read full book review >

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BORIS ON THE MOVE by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The brief text and a chapter format both make this a manageable and entertaining accomplishment for most young readers as well as an amusing listening experience for those not quite able to tackle it alone. (Early reader. 4-7)"
An early reader shaped just like a chapter book: What's not to love? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PINK HAT by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"This pink hat's tale won't inform young feminists in great detail, but its light take on a social movement could spark conversation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pink hats emerged as a cultural phenomenon in early 2017, as the Women's March on Washington and in locations nationwide drew widespread attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TERRIBLE PLOP by Ursula Dubosarsky
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Six little rabbits / Down by the lake / Munching on carrots / And chocolate cake"—until they hear a dreadful plop! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND  by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"This agreeable tale is the second Duck and Hippo story; more would be welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Duck, Hippo, and three friends celebrate the end of summer with a picnic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR MAKE DEN by Jane Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Book need grammar. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bear makes a den a home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGELLAN by Tim Joyner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

A straightforward but tepid biography from fisheries biologist Joyner of the great visionary Magellan, whose resolve to reach the Spice Islands by sailing around the lands encountered by Columbus and others prompted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"Despite some omissions and lapses into pseudo-inspiration, this is frank and lucid, and presents an intimate picture of a star athlete and her sport. (8 pages b&w photo insert, not seen) (Author tour)"
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Joyner-Kersee, with Sports Illustrated editor Steptoe, delivers an autobiography that outshines much of the dismal competition. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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