Search Results: "Brian Lovelock"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVELOCK by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"What really annoys is that, without even a token ending here, this isn't the beginning of a trilogy at all, but the arbitrary opening chunk of a bloated and flabby single yarn."
The first volume of a planned trilogy from Card (The Ships of Earth, 1994, etc.) and hardcover debutante Kidd is set on a huge starship, or Ark, soon to depart from Earth. Read full book review >

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CONSTRUCTION by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"There's always room for one more good construction book: Make a spot for this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sutton and Lovelock are back for more fun combining dynamic text and illustrations for little builders. Read full book review >

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DID MY MOTHER DO THAT? by Sharon Holt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"The images of parent-child affection are unforced and genuinely sweet—a breath of fresh air in this saccharine season. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Holly's Mommy goes out, Daddy tells her "a story about when [she was] a new baby." Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE by Raymond Huber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"While hardly the only bee book available, this handsome, respectful volume deserves a place on the shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A New Zealand import describes a worker honeybee‘s scouting mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMOLITION by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Smashing good fun for preschoolers of both genders. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ode to a wrecking ball! And other heavy construction equipment. 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

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

ROADWORK by Sally Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Pave the way to this book's shelf; perfect for read-alouds, it will be a hit whether shared with a group or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sutton's latest is a truck-lover's dream come true—repetition, rhyme and onomatopoeia form the text, while construction trucks vie for readers' attention in the illustrations. 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 >

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BRIAN BANANA DUCK SUNSHINE YELLOW by Chris McKimmie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The hues aren't quite as vibrant as Chris Raschka's, but the sensibility is as authentically childlike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this color-themed import from Australia, a lad sporting a tied-on duck's bill and a yellow cap describes the pleasures of going to (and getting lost in) the supermarket with his "Na-na," who calls him "Banana," taking a walk with his "Grumpy" and flying off in search of a giant yellow duck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER LIFE OF BRIAN by Graham Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"As road trips go, nothing to write home about."
A misanthropic rock star on the back end of his career discovers that touring the world's backwaters isn't much fun. Read full book review >