Search Results: "Bob Halloran"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"A tough-as-nails portrait of the close-knit connection among organized crime, the FBI and the deaths of innocent people."
Hard-boiled investigative look at murderous South Boston drug kingpin Whitey Bulger. Read full book review >

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Squawk by Craig Halloran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"Primarily a setup for subsequent novels, but the boy-dragon duo makes this an admirable tale all its own."
In this opening of Halloran's (Trial of the Dragon, 2016, etc.) latest YA fantasy series, a teen in a post-apocalyptic world endures totalitarian rulers and bonds with a dragon like no other.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Halloran is a wonderful storyteller, and his gripping account of living among the apes alternates between thrills and chills, humor and tender moments."
A young primatologist at rainforest conservancy in Nicaragua digs into the mystery of chimpanzee language. Read full book review >

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ROSIE & REX by Bob Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In the end, this is a simple friendship story with pictures that will likely grab attention but won't stand up well to multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two very different friends have a bit of trouble deciding what to do together in this simple story about finding common ground. Read full book review >

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VANILLA ICE CREAM by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Heed Graham: Get up, get out of bed (drag a comb across your head, if you must), and go forth.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyday life conspires to change the world. Want to try an ice cream cone? Read full book review >

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LOOK! A BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Children overwhelmed by the visual density of Where's Waldo? or the aforementioned I Spy albums will be drawn to these somewhat more open and visually groovy assemblages of images. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Staake ventures into "I Spy" territory with a set of big spreads teeming with tiny random objects, beaming children and silly cartoon figures, all rendered in a retro silkscreen style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M A SHARK by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"There will be no need to fear for Shark's enduring popularity; here he proves he's one refreshing delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This shark is the bravest thing in the ocean, or so he'd like readers to believe. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. BEDTIME by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

With huge exclamations, broad, black crayon lines and vivid splashes of red, Shea portrays a roaring "dinosaur" savagely attacking a pile of leaves, a big slide, a bowl of spaghetti, talking grown-ups (seen only from knees down) and other unsuspecting targets, then swaggering away from each, crowing "DINOSAUR WINS AGAIN!" Read full book review >

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THE DONUT CHEF by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Pour a tall glass of milk for this yummy treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The wild popularity of a new donut shop brings on the kind of competition that no donut-lover wants, the kind where traditional glazed and sugar donuts give way to such imposters as Gooey Cocoa-Mocha Silk and Cherry-Frosted Lemon Bar. Read full book review >

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HUGO AND THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LONG STRING by Bob Boyle
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"Undemanding but potentially popular. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flat, stylized illustrations and a meandering yet linear plot proclaim Boyle's background in animation (he's the creator of Nick Jr.'s Wow! Read full book review >

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OH, DADDY! by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A breath of fresh air. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Thank goodness this hippo dad has his smart son to help him out! Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO ABC by Bob McLeod
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This frothy mix of laughs, giggles and expertly drawn, melodramatically posed Good Guys zeroes in on its target audience with superhuman accuracy and action. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Veteran comic-book artist McLeod presents an alphabetical gallery of newly minted superheroes—from Astro-Man, who is "Always Alert for An Alien Attack" to the Zinger, Zanily Zigzagging through the Zero Zone. Read full book review >