Search Results: "Brie Tate"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Horrifies more often than it enlightens. Not recommended."
Unsavory account of the suffering of Sharon Tate's family in the aftermath of her murder and her mother Doris' and sister Patti's subsequent rise to national prominence as advocates of victims' rights. Read full book review >

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THE GRUMPY DUMP TRUCK by Brie Spangler
ANIMALS
Released: July 14, 2009

Bertrand is a mean, crabby, grumpy dump truck who sees nothing good about his job. Read full book review >

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PEG LEG PEKE by Brie Spangler
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Pair this with Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006) for a look at the fun of creative play to lift anyone's spirit, even someone with a broken paw. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even though the sweet Pekingese has a boo-boo, he still has ample use of his imagination. Read full book review >

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BEAST by Brie Spangler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A believable and beautiful human story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dylan is a white 15-year-old who's 6-foot-4 and covered in hair. His nickname is Beast, and the only reason he's not completely overwhelmed by rejection in high school is because of JP, his popular, rich, attractive childhood best friend. Read full book review >

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POET by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While the author justifiably bemoans the disproportionate number of titles about African-Americans that focus on slavery, his decision to illuminate this remarkable man's life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity. (bibliography, author's note, acknowledgements) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Tate paints a portrait of a North Carolina man who pursued his passion for language through long years of enslavement. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intended audience may find this less interesting than educators and librarians looking for program ideas; nevertheless, a useful book. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A survey of birthday customs from ancient times to today's birthday wishes on social media. Read full book review >

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STRONG AS SANDOW by Don Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Readers will find parallels with Meghan McCarthy's picture-book biography of Charles Atlas, Strong Man (2007), but Tate's celebration of Eugen Sandow makes a solid addition to any biography section. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Tate introduces his readers to one of the first international sports stars in a well-researched biography of bodybuilding strongman Eugen Sandow. Read full book review >

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DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"Useful and inspiring advice for tinkerers."
Gawker.com technology gossip blogger Tate debuts with an account of how companies are innovating by freeing workers to dream up their own side projects. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF A ROBOT DANCING BEE by James Tate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"After appearing for years in small journals, these wonderful pieces have finally been brought together in a delicious smorgasbord."
The National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner poet goes narrative with a vast pantheon of dimensional characters and quiet fables. Read full book review >