Search Results: "Brian Michael Bendis"


BOOK REVIEW

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN by Brian Michael Bendis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 9, 2013

"An uneven must for fanboys."
In this 23-issue collection produced by a variety of creators (with multimedia material available via app), two of Marvel Comics' premier superhero teams wrestle for control of a young mutant messiah linked to the infernal Phoenix Force. Read full book review >

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WILL TERRORISTS GO NUCLEAR? by Brian Michael Jenkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Educational but uneven."
This oddly disjointed inquiry into the world of nuclear terrorism contains sporadic nuggets of wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPUNKY LITTLE MONKEY by Bill Martin Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Great for storytime or for little monkeys who need encouragement to run around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Every little monkey needs to get up and move! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADYBUGOLOGY by Michael Elsohn Ross
by Michael Elsohn Ross, photographed by Brian Grogan, illustrated by Darren Erickson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 7, 1998

"The full- color photographs are helpful; the illustrations are sometimes informative, and other times clumsily executed cartoons. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ladybugs are the perfect bug for a pet. Read full book review >

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MAKING MUSIC WITH MUDDY
by Julie Danielson

I love to see well-crafted picture book biographies of musicians. Some of my favorite picture books ever fall into this category—Chris Raschka’s Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Gary Golio’s Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow,illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; and Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey, also ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 1994

"More voltage for pro-electric forces, who can now claim that tradition is on their side. (41 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The car of the future turns out to be the car of the past, according to Schiffer (Anthropology/Univ. of Arizona; The Portable Radio in American Life, not reviewed) in this peppy look at the electric car's Edwardian infancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT NORTH WOODS by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In spite of textual shortcomings, this book provides a worthy introduction to an awe-inspiring geographic area that will be unfamiliar to many and may encourage some to get outside and enjoy the woods. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rothman's detailed, realistic full-bleed acrylic paintings dominate this survey of animal and plant life in the vast area of boreal forest that extends from the eastern Great Lakes across the northeastern U.S. into Quebec. Read full book review >

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CALVIN CAN'T FLY by Jennifer Berne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Between its heartwarming (but never treacly) story and quirky illustrations, this tale should be a staple among book-loving families as well as in libraries and elementary classrooms for years to come. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The irresistible story of a proud bookworm will put smiles on the faces of readers of all ages. Read full book review >

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CALVIN, LOOK OUT! by Jennifer Berne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A tad didactic, but Calvin does look cool. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A starling gets spectacular specs. 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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WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO WASHINGTON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: LOL IRL

Bonus Factors: Sci-Fi Convention, 24 Hours

Relationship Status: Casablanca

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is so cute—pixelated Ana and Zak! Math! The implied promise that Ana and Zak are ...


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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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