Search Results: "Aridan Books"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TREE I SEE by Robert  Mascarelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"A saccharine variant on The Giving Tree, but conceived and designed particularly for children with special needs. A portion of the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A happy boy joins chirping birds and other cute little animals around a smiling tree to celebrate the pleasure of sharing. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Book-trade nostalgia, vanished bestsellers, and an affecting pair of dedicated book-people make for a gentle stroll through two decades. (Sixteen b&w photographs.)"
The story of a legendary paperback bookstore in Berkeley and its two owners, and of how it grew, and grew, and grew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In important ways, this is one of very few truly good books on the culture wars."
In a coup of cultural journalism, a prominent film critic returns to the Ivy League classroom as a front-line correspondent on the culture wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG LOVES BOOKS by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: July 27, 2010

"This is the true, exact depth of purpose any avid reader, even the doggy ones, wishes—sharing the joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HATE BOOKS! by Kate Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Short chapters, simple language and lots of line drawings add up to plenty of appeal for less-practiced readers—but grown-ups too will find this a thought-provoking look inside the mind of a reluctant reader. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A lad wanders off the path to literacy and almost doesn't find his way back in this perceptive cautionary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS by Andre Schiffrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This is a jolting reminder what has been lost and what was once possible in publishing—and an important story for anyone interested in the future of reading."
An unsentimental look at the corrupting influence of money on book publishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PASSION FOR BOOKS by Dale Salwak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1999

A spirited collection of original essays extolling the virtues of the book and the "intoxicating power of the printed word." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"In this switch in medium from the box to the book, Burns has a more or less effective forum for his pop critiques."
An autodidact's breezy digest of the historical and personal importance of the book, with few intellectual pretensions and only a couple of political and cultural ones. Read full book review >

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WRITING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN by Jane Yolen
Released: Nov. 15, 1983

"However, there is much practical material here of the sort that would-be writers dote on — from the important directive for writers at the youngest leve to 'picture the picture book' (moving along for 32 pages) through more mechanical matter such as the idea file and portable notebook to the much-demanded particulars of marketing, contracts, revisions, etc., which Yolen knows from both the author's and editor's sides of the desk."
Jane Yolen's reflections on children's books offer no stimulating insights but they are serious, which puts this far ahead of The Writer's previous publication on the subject, Phyllis A. Whitney's Writing Juvenile Fiction (rev. 1960). Read full book review >