Search Results: "Blake J. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

CONSOLE WARS by Blake J. Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"It's hard to say whether the book is better than the movie(s), but whether readers are gamers or just enjoyed The Social Network, they'll be spoiled for choice here."
Long before Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were scrapping it out on retail shelves, a small but nimble competitor very nearly unseated Nintendo. Welcome to the Console Wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE DEVILS by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An author's note describes their threatened conditions, providing a starting point to understanding this unique species. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This trio of Tasmanian devils is quite the handful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLEDGLING by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Young children facing or recalling their own first forays into the wide world will follow this one with fascination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young kestrel tries its wings in this roller-coaster ride of a picture book, swooping over (and under!) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOGO by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A map on the endpapers enables the reader to follow the progress of the rescue mission, which they will—breathlessly. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The cover of this long picture book is a showstopper, with the entire spread showing just the face of a snowy dog with intense, pale-blue eyes, along with the single title word and the author's name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AKIAK by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Akiak's efforts may not constitute life-and-death drama, but young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From Jack London's Call of the Wild to Gary Paulsen's many tales, the relationship between humans and dogs as they face the harsh northern climes has captivated readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIFT by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"He depicts a winter landscape both ominous and beautiful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Swift is a working dog, who helps Johnnie's Pa hunt and stay safe in the woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPRAY by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 1996

"Justin's wake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Unhappy as a newcomer on Martha's Vineyard, Justin sets out to sea in his sailing dory, dreaming of his hero, Captain Slocum, who became the first man to sail around the world in 1898. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR AND HUGO by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"If readers are ready to forgive its confused plot, the art offers much to appreciate. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two dogs rescue their master's accordion—and the world's music—in Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARBLE QUEEN by Stephanie J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This one is for keepsies, and it would be perfect paired with a how-to book on marble games. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Freedom Jane McKenzie, 10, has written her "Last Will and Testimony," and in it, she passes her most treasured worldly possession, her bag of marbles, on to her best friend, Daniel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The message is a heavy one, but Blake's reverence for the land is apparent on every page. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Yusi, a contemporary Native American (no particular community is specified) boy living in a village in the Southwest, loves to write his name on everything: his school desk, trees, rocks, and canyon walls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALAM ALAIKUM by Harris J
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A perfect choice to spread hope and fight stereotypes at the same time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lyrics of international music sensation Harris J's popular song are paired with sunny illustrations to offer a youthful vision of world peace and love in this heartfelt picture book. Read full book review >