Search Results: "Bill Willingham"


BOOK REVIEW

DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER by Bill Willingham
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Though it's been done before and better (see Roderick Townley's Great Good Thing, 2001), there's still room in the premise for clever twists. (Metafictional fantasy. 12-15, adult)"
An intrepid Boy Scout sleuth meets talking animals, creators of worlds and viciously evangelical conformists in a coming-of-age tale first issued in slightly different form in 2001. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Easy-to-read, up-to-date information on the latest research into pregnancy, childbirth, and early childhood."
The latest scientific findings on child-rearing from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUSY FINGERS by C.W. Bowie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"It's fertile ground, though, for preschoolers and families to think up their own finger fun. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In this sequel to Busy Toes (1998), Bowie (a pseudonym for a trio of women) extols the handiness of opposable thumbs and fingers. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2009

"A chilling frontier tragedy."
An impeccably detailed history of a Progressive-era murder mystery. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's 'not-the-same' as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIG TOP OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Nonthreatening, nonstop mayhem…next stop: Tinseltown! (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
Otto the peanut-allergic elephant cracks another case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TYPEWRITER by Bill Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Words rule in this intriguing, impressive, imaginative, nearly wordless narrative drama. (Picturebook. 5-9)"
Three kids find an old typewriter, igniting spectacular surprises when they start playing with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL SHOT by Bill Bunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2015

"A thrown-together mishmash of fragmentary plot ideas, arbitrary events and discordant themes. (Thriller. 11-13)"
The discovery of a sunken World War II submarine plunges a rootless Labrador teen into a whirl of weird revelations and deadly danger. Read full book review >