Search Results: "Bobby Pickett"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MASH by Bobby Pickett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Reserve this for older preschoolers and primary-grade children who may need a fun outlet for candy-fueled Halloween craziness. Clever and odd—but ultimately not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Luring readers with a golden, holographic display type for the title and a grooving green monster on the cover, Catrow pairs his freakishly imaginative artwork with the lyrics to the perennial favorite. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Pleasant gossip, bubbly as champagne, but falling far short of what it could be. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
Frothy observations on life and art by this singer-pianist going on his 27th consecutive year performing at New York City's Cafe Carlyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR BOBBY by Laura Roybal
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Lasting, believable characters and a plot that will keep readers guessing."
A boy on the cusp of adulthood confronts his split childhood and finds a sense of balance between his two families, his two cultures and his two languages. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOBBY by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Absent of the plucky, personality-rich heroines in their previous two outings, this one is an uninspiring disappointment save for Potter's art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A third from the duo of Osborne and Potter, this one is less a feminist remake than simply a character gender swap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOBBY SOXER by Hortense Calisher
Released: March 28, 1986

"A wildly uneven talent—but un-ignorable."
Another jolting, maddening, occasionally exhilarating trip on Calisher's Hovercraft fiction, as again the misty distance between the plot frame and the Meaning-of-It-All offers both dazzlements and headachy obscurations. Read full book review >

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THE BOBBY GOLD STORIES by Anthony Bourdain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."
Bestselling chef (A Cook's Tour, 2001, etc.) and mystery author Bourdain (Gone Bamboo, 1997, etc.) recounts in 12 swift-moving segments the sad-hearted luck of an ex-con nightclub bouncer. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR BOBBY by Leroy Aarons
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Glumly informative in tone and only intermittently affecting, though Aarons effectively drives home the sad point that Bobby's death is only one in an avoidable epidemic of gay teen suicides. (photos, not seen)"
An earnestly didactic case study about homophobia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A brisk, admiring portrait that burnishes the Kennedy image."
Recounting Robert Kennedy's political career. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration."
A former journalist at the Boston Globe returns with a comprehensive, thesis-driven account of the political career of Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968). Read full book review >

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BOBBY WONDERFUL by Bob Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"'Caring for parents has become the new normal for boomers,' writes Morris. Readers will likely find other books on the topic more illuminating and inspirational."
A journalist's memoir of coming to terms with the aging and deaths of his parents. Read full book review >