Search Results: "Billy J. Kramer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOING TO BED BOOK by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2011

"Peter Rabbit while styling itself perfectly to Boynton's whimsy. (Ipad board-book app. 1-3)"
Preserving the look of the classic board book—even to the trim size and rounded corners—this makeover folds new into old in such inventive ways that it may take more than a few passes to discover all the interactive features. Read full book review >

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NEW FRIEND by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A pleasant-enough trip to the farm. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Plows, harrows, and cultivators!" Read full book review >

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THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR MAC SAVES CHRISTMAS by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Children who already love the Little Blue Truck series will be ready to move on to a holiday celebration with Tractor Mac. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this entry in the Tractor Mac series, the anthropomorphic red tractor assists with transporting a gigantic evergreen tree into town for the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Read full book review >

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THIEVING WEASELS by Billy Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A diverting caper comedy. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Cam Smith has only one wish: to escape his criminal family. He has managed to get himself into the prestigious Wheaton Preparatory Academy and plans to go to Princeton when his family shows up to ruin everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANILLA by Billy Merrell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Tighter construction might have added more punch to the poetry, but teens will identify with the quest for identity and ground in that most groundless of times. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Falling in love was the easy part for Hunter and Vanilla…staying together's the challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH TWO ARMS by Billy Lombardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2010

"Not a great addition to the canon of baseball literature, but not a swing and a miss either."
An obsessive parent demonstrates his love for his son with an unusual experiment. Read full book review >

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LAUGHTER'S GENTLE SOUL by Billy Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"They may be the sovereign remedy for what ails us all. (illustrations, not seen)"
Journalist Altman essays the biographer's craft with the story of the actor, comedian, theater critic, and genial Nabob of New York and Hollywood who, half a century after his death, may still be the funniest American writer of them all. Read full book review >

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STILL FOOLIN' 'EM by Billy Crystal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal's legions of fans."
A humorous take on mortality by famed comedian and actor Crystal (700 Sundays, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW by Billy Coffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A Southern Gothic morality tale edging into the supernatural."
Coffey (The Devil Walks in Mattingly, 2014, etc.) spins a wicked tale about Campbell's Mountain, where lurk "hungry things that existed only in madness and nightmares."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Priceless firsthand advice on a subject still deep in the shadows."
The touching, instructive memoir of a couple facing the husband's death from cancer. Read full book review >