Search Results: "Brian Jay Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE LUCAS by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Masterful and engaging: just what Lucas' fans and buffs, who love the nitty-gritty of filmmaking, have been waiting for."
A sweeping, perceptive biography of the influential director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM HENSON by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A solid biography that can be enjoyed by readers of more than one generation."
Biographer Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original, 2007) relies on strict chronology to tell the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson (1936-1990). Read full book review >

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WASHINGTON IRVING by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A solid introduction to an interesting life, but nothing definitive about a pivotal figure in American culture."
Readable, once-over-lightly biography of "America's first bona fide best-selling author." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POET OF LOCH NESS by Brian Jay Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A strange, balmy tale of folks just off their rockers."
An ill-matched American couple heads off to Scotland on a futile quest for the Loch Ness monster, in an atmospheric, bravely affecting debut. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN’T MILK A DANCING COW by Tom Dunsmuir
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"You can't make hay with this odd farm lot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With each change of seasons, Farmer Picket's wife sews clothing for the farm animals: raincoats for the cows; bonnets for the chickens when it got hot; flannel pajamas and nightcap for the rooster; and snowsuits for the pigs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET AGENT MAN GOES SHOPPING FOR SHOES by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Energetic compositions and appealing artwork bolster this spy-friendly text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spy-obsessed boy must shop for shoes (tiger tennies!), and a newfound ability to tie them completes his mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN WORLDS by Skip  Brittenham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"This fantasy relies on technology to stand out. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Teen misfits accidentally discover a portal to a dangerous fantasy world in this immersive book/app combo. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LAST OF THE SANDWALKERS by Jay Hosler
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 7, 2015

"Hosler's sincere excitement in both the pursuit of knowledge and the power of comics makes these bugs eminently memorable. (illustrated cast of characters) (Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
Entomologist Hosler offers an epic adventure that delivers an astonishing amount of information in its interstices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE BLUE by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"A beautiful if rather sprawling beach book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jay's distinctive media and style combine to present a wordless, fantastic beach story of adventure and compassion. Read full book review >