Search Results: "Dan Balz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Essential for watchers of politics and a model for similar electoral analyses in the future."
A superior piece of political reportage and interpretation by Washington Post writer Balz (co-author: Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival, 1996) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Johnson (Journalism/Univ. of Maryland; The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLISION 2012 by Dan Balz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lively, fair-minded and brisk post-mortem."
Well-documented, blow-by-blow account of the recent presidential election in all its benumbing, however significant and transformative, detail. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 8, 2011

"A gloriously warm celebration. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A clever blend of tall-tale telling, historical anecdote and giant-sized appeal that truly measures up. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on a real circus giant who lived in the 1800s, Andreasen's story stands tall in every way—from page size to the outsized images of the towering man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY FRIDAY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The colors are invented hues of original colors in a city so friendly as to be nostalgic. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It doesn't take expensive gifts and grand gestures to create memorable moments—just a little time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAKER’S DOZEN by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's simply scrumptious fun (and calorie-free), but one thing is missing that would have put the icing on the cake: Scratch-and-sniff tabs. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ruddy-cheeked, jolly baker juggling 13 cupcakes on the cover has irresistible appeal to open the pages of this rhymed counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSOLUTELY BEASTLY CHILDREN by Dan Krall
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Equal opportunists will be delighted to know that a beastly nature is found in both boys and girls, as well as in children of all ethnicities. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This rhyming alphabet romp revels in its own outrageous behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNLOVABLE by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A cozy, if routine, confidence-builder. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The pug staring up mournfully from the cover looks and is anything but unlovable, as Yaccarino (New Pet, p. 1304, etc.) demonstrates in this unvarnished friendship story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG SCIENCE FAIR by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This series is a welcome addition to the library of those just blasting off out of easy readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Blast Off Boy and Blorp, the two unlikely intergalactic exchange students in Yaccarino's early reader series (First Day on a New Planet, 2000, etc.) have their third adventure on their adopted planets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN OCTOPUS FOLLOWED ME HOME by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Smaller creatures are painted creatively, too: Penguins line the refrigerator rack like a row of bowling pins, and rabbits appear to be part bunny, part carrot. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Assembling a menagerie of pets to perturb parents is nothing new, found in Steven Kellogg's Can I Keep Him? (1971) and Jake Wolf's Daddy Could I Have an Elephant? (1996), to name two. Read full book review >