Search Results: "Andy Rowland"


BOOK REVIEW

ESTHER'S HANUKKAH DISASTER by Jane Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not a great choice for this year's holiday list. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Esther the gorilla chooses a batch of inappropriate Hanukkah gifts in this misguided tale. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NELLY'S BIG BOOK by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Though the book has lots of potential, it ultimately falls flat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Nelly reads a book that leads her to conclude that she is a mouse, because she is gray and has big ears and a skinny tail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY SQUARED by Jennifer  Lavoie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Only for the largest and most well-used LGBT collections. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Seventeen-year-old twins Andrew and Andrea Morris share everything until Ryder Coltrane arrives on the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY ROONEY by Andrew A. Rooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Rooney's admirers won't mind, though those unfamiliar with the commentator will wonder at the oddness of it all."
"If I reach into my pocket to pay for something and pull out a handful of change that turns out to be mostly pennies, I get discouraged about life." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY KAUFMAN by Bob Zmuda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Whatever readers believe or don't about Andy Kaufman, this book will confirm that particular 'truth.'"
Another biography of the idiosyncratic comedian that will make fans question what the authors' previous work on the subject offered and to doubt that this will really be their "final" word. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OKAY, ANDY by Maxwell Eaton III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Eaton's book covers well-trod ground and unfortunately pales in the shadows of more-established series. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A silly buddy story about Andy the alligator and his mammalian friend Preston plods somewhat aimlessly along through three chapters of gentle, simple adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY GROVE by Richard S. Tedlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"An ultimately unsurprising contribution to business literature."
Tedlow (Business Administration/Harvard; Giants of Enterprise, not reviewed) profiles Intel guru Andy Grove. Read full book review >

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AFTER ANDY by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pop icon's star-studded legacy decorated with red-carpet prestige."
The life and fame of "the American godfather of Pop art" as seen through the doting eyes of a former Factory staffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDY WARHOL by Jan Greenberg
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"By the end, the man and the myth have become one—Warhol would've liked that. (full-color insert of selected art, chronology, glossary, filmography, bibliography, notes, sources) (Biography. YA)"
A riveting biography of one of the late-20th-century's most fascinating and inscrutable figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF IT RAINS PANCAKES by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Wonderfully crafted and illustrated: a delightful, effective primer for budding poets. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
An engaging lantern poem and haiku how-to for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An eloquent distillation of Berry's favorite themes: the importance of family, community and respect for the land."
This short, elegiac novel is the latest in Berry's Port William series. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING SURE SMELLS AROUND HERE by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Inviting illustrations and offbeat topics showcase limericks aplenty for amusement or poetic inspiration. (further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
Cleary presents 26 limericks (and, tantalizingly, half of a 27th) for kids. Read full book review >