Search Results: "Brian Deines"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT JOURNEY by Rob Laidlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Art and text create a moving tale. (index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo are moved to a sanctuary in California. Read full book review >

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BRIAN NINE by Craig L. DeLue
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"DeLue proves to be a wizard of his craft as he builds Carpella into a world imbued with natural human emotion, savory plotlines, memorable characters, history-changing situations, a fight for freedom and everlasting glory in this epic page-turner."
In DeLue's debut, teenagers Brian Nine and Will Star are onboard a spaceship when a bolt of lightning causes an accidental launch and the subsequent discovery of a new, inhabited planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN A CLOUD OF DUST by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A nice addition to primary-grade 'values' collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tanzania, a bicycle lending library provides joy for village schoolchildren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LULLABY-BERCEUSE by Connie Kaldor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2006

"While the lullabies seem a bit overproduced for bedtime, they and the story each also stand well alone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A pretty nighttime book in simple words: "Night loves the prairies," it begins, rhyming gently over beautiful textured paintings of darkling grasses, skies fading to rust and gold, birds in the sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN JONES by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture."
A lively biography of the enigmatic founder of the Rolling Stones, who was dethroned and died just as the band approached its artistic peak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADRIFT AT SEA by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An adequate introduction to the Vietnamese refugee journey for young readers (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young Vietnamese boy and his family flee Vietnam in search of a better life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR ON THE HOMEFRONT by Stephanie Innes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Child readers, in wartime or not, will give their teddies an extra, grateful squeeze. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A brother and sister evacuated from England during World War II gather strength from a tiny teddy bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEAR IN WAR by Stephanie Innes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2009

"A lovely book, of special interest to Canadians. (epilogue) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 1916, ten-year-old Aileen Rogers sent her father, a medic in the trenches of Belgium, her own small teddy bear as a Christmas gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM BRIAN WILSON by Brian Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"As a study in creativity, superb, though as memoir, partial and a touch reluctant. Whatever the case, essential for any Beach Boys fan."
Everyone's favorite musical mad scientist reveals a troubled yet hopeful life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >