Search Results: "Billy Aronson"


BOOK REVIEW

THEY CAME FROM DNA by Billy Aronson
NATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Brief glossary; three titles for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Bright and curious teens will find this offbeat introduction to genetics a refreshing change from dry-as-dust textbooks. Read full book review >

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THE RACE CAR PROBLEM by Jennifer  Oxley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Much stronger at depicting problem-solving than at reinforcing math concepts. (Math picture book. 4-8)"
Peg and Cat, problem-solvers extraordinaire, put their shape-recognition and comparing skills to the test in this second book based on the Peg + Cat TV series. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Laura Roybal
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"A first novel that should find a wide audience among YAs who enjoy a good story with real depth. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sixteen-year-old Billy's easygoing life in a small New Mexico town is disrupted when he's arrested for brawling and a routine fingerprint check reveals that he's a missing child, kidnapped at age ten by his father. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Albert French
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"For a fine treatment of similar material, read Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying (p. 167)."
Death, race, and injustice in the Deep South—in a deeply felt but crude first novel about the accidental death of a white girl that leads to the judicial murder of the black boy who killed her. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Pamela Stephenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2002

"A loving case study, meticulously researched, best on the early years before the accolades began to accumulate."
Clinical psychologist and former comedian Stephenson balances wifely affection with professional analysis in her biography of Billy Connolly, who survived abandonment as well as physical and sexual abuse to become a noted musician, comedian, and actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN PROBLEM by Jennifer  Oxley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Cute, but one can't help but wish for a separation of screen and text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oxley and Aronson present a work based on their new PBS show, Peg + Cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY MARTIN by Bill Pennington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Baseball (and Yankees) fans will devour this like ballpark popcorn, and all will muse about the many what-ifs of Martin's motley life."
A sympathetic examination of the fiery player and manager Billy Martin (1928-1989), who could dazzle between the lines but whose life outside the stadium was often boozy, libidinous, and rudderless. Read full book review >

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FROZEN BILLY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Jolly good. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While Clarrie and Will's father is in Australia trying to earn enough to send for the family and their mother is in prison in Ireland, wrongly accused of stealing a basket of food, they are in the care of their uncle Len, who is drinking and gambling away the money he earns as a ventriloquist. Read full book review >

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BILLY VERITê by Rick Harsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 1998

"Thanks to Harsch's sophisticated style, the smoky flavor of noir and its parodic doppelgÑnger strike an apt balance here: the result is impressive, as complex and redolent as fine old wine."
The sequel to last year's The Driftless Zone carries on in the same neo-noir vein, as Harsch mixes old villains and flawed heroes with new in a tale of a city so corrupt that the only homes for the good guys are places most people would think of as uninhabitable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY BONES by Christopher Lincoln
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not a particularly new or original piece of work, but one that's sure to amuse those kids with a love of the mildly macabre. (Horror. 8-12)"
Newly orphaned Millicent Hues has a natural curiosity that suits her new home, High Manners Manor. Read full book review >

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SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUMPING BILLY by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2004

"Pleasant enough, but strictly for fans."
The late Goldsmith (The First Wives Club, 1992, etc.) sticks to the bestselling formula of women looking for love in her final book: sadly, a predictable, clichéd, and caricature-ridden portrait of a Manhattan career woman entangled by the outer-borough roots she tries desperately to leave behind. Read full book review >