Search Results: "B.B. Bourne"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY IN A JAM by B.B. Bourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Traffic jams, it turns out, can be good fun, and children might even learn a word or two. (Early reader. 3-5)"
A genial elementary reader that taps into the electricity generated by Brian Biggs' Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY GOES SKATING by B.B. Bourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Amiable and encouraging, and too innocent to give even a thought to snow stopping something in its tracks: school. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Almost everything goes in this latest installment of the Everything Goes early-reader series based on the picture-book series of the same name by Brian Biggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B.B. WOLF by Debbie Fong
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A low-key, appealingly unpretentious twist on a familiar folk tale. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A revised "Little Red Riding Hood," with unusually simple and effective illustrations and interactive features. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EVIL B.B. CHOW by Steve Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2005

"A distractingly entertaining second collection, nimbly executed."
Weird boyfriends, bad novels, sexually perverse collegiates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE BOURNE BETRAYAL by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"The book's implausibilities will probably not deter fans, but some may think twice about continuing with the series."
Jason Bourne takes on nuclear-armed Muslim fundamentalists in this over-the-top adventure. Read full book review >

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MIND YOUR MANNERS, B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Big bad wolves can learn new tricks.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Veteran storyteller Sierra takes a refreshingly oblique approach to promoting polite behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL THE TRUTH, B.B. WOLF by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"That's good news, as all fans of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and its teeming clan will agree. (Picture book/folktale/spoof. 6-8)"
His social standing having been restored in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf (2007), the old folktale bad guy is invited back to the library—this time to tell the story of "The Three Little Pigs." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"A carousel of stereotypes, devoid of suspense."
Jason Bourne is alive and well, but this, the 10th installment of the franchise, is tired. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Young readers will respond to the voice as well as the predicament, while grown-ups will appreciate the values. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sweet, sassy and mystical, this novel deftly melds an old-fashioned story of princess preparation with the modern twist of body image and self-esteem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 1992

"Solid scholarship, leavened with wit and charm: a delightful excursion into the American past. (Fifty b&w photographs.)"
Charles Dickens, during his American lecture tour, compared traveling by canal to ``a whirlwind''; but actress Fanny Kemble found the whole experience to be ``a humiliation.'' So reports Bourne (The Red King's Rebellion, 1990), who, in this history of the Erie Canal and its rival waterways, paints a panoramic picture of 19th-century America that's as perceptive as it is entertaining. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST PICNIC by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A trippy addition to the search-and-find genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granddad and his grandchildren will need plenty of help to recover all the goodies that fall out of their basket on the way to the picnic grounds. Read full book review >