Search Results: "Benjamin McIntire"


BOOK REVIEW

A LION AND WHALE CAN DANCE by Fizzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2012

"The strangeness of the art and writing may draw a few readers. (iPad storybook app. 5-7, adult)"
A scraggly-looking bird brings two lonely creatures together on a moonlit beach in this offbeat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A depressing but eye-opening and important book about the deteriorating heart of college athletics."
Digging into the massively successful football program at Florida State University and finding the whole project nearly irredeemable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR'S SONG by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d'ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Hibernation is for grown-ups—Little Bear has adventure on his mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY AND OLIVE by Benjamin Lacombe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Told and illustrated in a restrained way, the episode may make heartening reading for sensitive children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shy, chubby bookworm that she is, Cherry leads a lonely existence until she meets a mournful-looking Shar Pei in her father's animal shelter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR'S SURPRISE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A charmer, like its predecessors. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Little Bear has an exciting experience in store when he follows Papa Bear to work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO'S COMPANY by Amanda Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Light without being silly, serious yet not solemn, Benjamin's first book hits all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A whimsical but respectful look at the anxieties faced by a small child whose parent is remarrying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL FLOPPY by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Predictable and only mildly amusing; no need to hop to this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy tries to abandon his pet rabbit only to discover—surprise!—he can't live without him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, a worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about. (Fiction. 10+)"
Looks may not be everything, but few high-school students would deny that physical appearance is connected to self-esteem and social standing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A superficial work that glances at father-daughter relationships but has little interesting to say about them."
Markovits's second novel (after The Syme Papers, 2004) is actually four long stories, linked by place rather than theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Scrolls of the Living Night by Benjamin Kwakye
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A darkly humorous modern take on the fleeting triumph of money, corruption, deceit, and evil."
In this epic poem, Kwakye (The Executioner's Confession, 2015, etc.) recounts the lives of two Ghanaian twins—one good, one evil—from birth to death. Read full book review >