Search Results: "Blake Butler"


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THREE HUNDRED MILLION by Blake Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A graphic horror story that aspires to repel its readers."
A police detective attempts to deconstruct the ruined mind of a mass murderer. Maybe. Read full book review >

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THERE IS NO YEAR by Blake Butler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"A gruesome slice of familial oddity that demonstrates its author's versatility."
A family lives in a house in which strange things start to happen (or—it's a new novel by Blake Butler). Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Blake Butler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A weird, waking-dream of a memoir superbly illustrating the relentless inner spin of the insomniac."
A story of sleeplessness told through lyrical bursts of prose, science, fleeting thoughts, and haphazard punctuation. Read full book review >

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SUPER BUNNY by Stephanie Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Underwhelming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Super Bunny wields a pink gun and wears a cape and mask as he sniffs out villains. Read full book review >

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ZAGAZOO by Quentin Blake
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This book is hilarious, and parents and children will be nodding in recognition as Zagazoo grows up and as his parents grow—happier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Blake's take on the stages of childhood is entertainingly offbeat but right on target. Read full book review >

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MRS. ARMITAGE by Quentin Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Excellent for read-alouds, and besides, it will remind you to pull out his Captain Najork stories once again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could be more appealing than Mrs. Anastasia Armitage, sitting at table opposite her dog Breakspear of a morning, reading Uncle Cosmo's letter informing her that he's given her his old car. Read full book review >

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PI-SHU by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

It's difficult to resist the universal appeal of pandas, and this slight tale of a young one and his mother is no exception. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE ONES by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Butler intensifies the coziness of it all even further by giving every joey, colt, chick, cub, and pup a subtle smile; children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible, as Butler (Whose Baby Am I?, 2001, etc.) offers a series of drowsy animal parents and their young nestling down together for the night. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Read full book review >