Search Results: "Claude K. DuBois"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE TO CUDDLE by Carol Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"This is cute though not very cuddly (unless it's shared in a parent's lap); still, the artwork is loosely atmospheric and the reluctant heroine is full of pluck. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Norac and Dubois administer a tablespoon of sugar, straight up, in this return of Lola the hamster (I Love You So Much, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, SWEETIE PIE by Carl Norac
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"She is hard to resist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a third in the series of picture books about Lola the hamster that began with I Love You So Much (1998), Lola's friend Lulu asks her, on the first day of class, what her parents call her. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Carl Norac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Hugs abound among the puffy-cheeked rodents in this mushy, overstated tale and its greeting-card message. (Book-of-the- Month-Club selection) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Resembling in spirit and content such books as Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You? (1995, not reviewed), this book stars Lola, a nut-brown hamster who could be an adopted cousin of Nutbrown Hare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL MY GRANDMA by Véronique Van den Abeele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Although Camille's process of accepting Grandma's new circumstances is unexplained, this is a gentle, effective, albeit slightly simplified tale of this increasingly common disease. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Camille and her grandma clearly share a very special relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED SHELL by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1999

"And there are enough sides to his hero to hold your interest."
It's winter in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEGRO by W.E.B. DuBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Important by any standard."
Hot on the heels of David Levering Lewis's second and final volume of his DuBois biography comes this scholarly yet engaged study of the African diaspora, first published in 1915, and left out of the collected DuBois published by The Library of America. Read full book review >

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BETRAYED by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"Not always plausible, but the story grabs, and the pages turn, testimony to the power of the narrative."
From the author of the Lewis Cole mysteries (Killer Waves, 2002, etc.): a hair-raising thriller about Vietnam MIAs who, it turns out, were never more than semi-missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOUT SCIENCE! by Scott Dubois
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2013

"Though it doesn't take full advantage of its medium, a playful introduction to a trio of core scientific theories. (Requires iOS 6.1+) (iPad informational app. 7-11)"
This app focuses on the research of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) and James Hutton (1726-1797)—not exactly titans on par with Galileo and Newton but unquestionably critical Enlightenment figures. Read full book review >

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CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A tangled tale that leaves protagonist Lily, and the crime, unilluminated."
A young, white American woman studying overseas is accused of murdering her roommate. She is seen through different prisms in this second novel from duBois (A Partial History of Lost Causes, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK TIDE by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Somebody should tell the guy to lighten up- -after all, he's starring in one of the most sharply plotted mysteries of the season."
Scanning his patch of the New Hampshire shoreline a few days after the Petro Star runs aground and disgorges its refined cargo on the beach, Lewis Cole, the Pentagon bureaucrat who's been pensioned off to Shoreline magazine to keep him quiet about what happened to the rest of his agency, finds a new pollutant: the headless, handless body of a diver. Read full book review >