Search Results: "Annette Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ISABELLE: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt by Annette Kobak
Released: April 10, 1989

Fascinating biography of a brilliant, tormented eccentric. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEADLIEST OPTION by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1991

"Still, irreverent Wall Streeters will find it sassy and smart."
The third outing (The Big Killing, Tender Death) for Wall Street executive headhunters Xenia Smith (the savvy, sexy one) and Leslie Wetzon (the Gracie Allen type), who are now present at a dinner honoring the chairman of Lewisher Brothers when, mid-speech, he keels over dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE LOVE by Annette Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"If she survives her ever-present cigarettes and gin, Olivia will surely return.(Author tour)"
Aspiring poet Olivia Brown is the new heroine from the creator of Wall Street headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon (The Groaning Board, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hanging on to Hope by Annette Newcomb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2016

"A sweet, inspiring tale of overcoming troubles through faith."
In this debut memoir, a woman confronts her life's challenges, armed with a deeply held faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

A piercing historical and personal record of the wartime crimes and 1987 trial of the Gestapo's ``Butcher of Lyon.'' France's most significant war-crimes trial since the Forties is covered here by the head of the political desk for the French magazine Le Point—who also happens to be the daughter of one of the victims of the notorious Klaus Barbie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GROANING BOARD by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 1997

In the seventh of this series (These Bones Were Made for Dancin', 1995, etc.), Wall Street headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon are still in business, and Leslie is still romantically, if tenuously, involved with NYPD Detective Silvestri. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2011

"Examples of zero-tolerance policies taken to absurd levels are attention-grabbing, but the real story, spelled out here with clarity and a touch of anger, is a disturbing one that should concern members of school boards, principals, teachers and parents."
An investigative reporter looks at American public schools and finds that excessively harsh discipline policies are criminalizing student behavior and establishing a school-to-prison pipeline that unfairly targets minorities. Read full book review >