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

OFF THE BOOKS by J. Peder Zane
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 15, 2015

"An intermittently entertaining but sometimes banal collection."
A miscellany of literary musings. Read full book review >

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BOOKS ALWAYS EVERYWHERE by Jane Blatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Though some adults might suck their teeth at a few of the suggested uses, the message that books are fun (and useful) certainly overrides that. In two words: Books rule! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Books are everywhere, as these adorable toddlers prove! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 1997

"But the best here are passionate and surprising, offering some distinctive celebrations of a lifelong infatuation with the power of the printed word to transport and enchant."
The late Dorris (Cloud Chamber, 1997, etc.) and Buchwald, publisher of Milkweed Editions, have assembled 57 brief recollections by writers of how, in Dorris's words, they ``first encountered the magic of the printed word.'' As one might expect, these experiences vary widely: Sherman Alexie recalls learning to read from a Superman comic book; Nicholson Baker explains how he learned to read (``in the sense of of knowing how to follow a story with pleasure'') by being read to by his mother; Susan Kenney recollects her surprise when she discovered ``that words on the page make pictures in your mind, and you could take in a story with your eyes as well as through your ears.'' Larry Watson recaptures the exhilaration he felt when, at the age of 13, the local library allowed him to begin taking books from the adult section. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1985

"King has published duller books (The Dead Zone, Night Shift) than the late Bachman—but King at his best (Salem's Lot, and in a yeasty recent script he wrote for TV) shines far brighter than Bachman."
Despite a Halloween pub date, these four reprints are not King as a horror novelist. 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 >