Search Results: "Dana Kubick"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING'S COMING! by Richard Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Simple, repetitive text. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A surefire ribtickler for older toddlers. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, GRANDPA by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A wonderful selection for the littlest one in any family and for the grandpa that is special in his or her life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandpa comes to spend the weekend, Mom goes off to work, leaving Rex, Flora, and Queenie to look after Stanley, their younger brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR SANTA CLAUS by David Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The story is a little too long and a little too earnest, but fans of pop-up books will enjoy the engineering effort. (Pop-up picture book. 4-7)"
An aerial view of Santa in mid-flight on the cover of this large-format pop-up book draws the reader into the story from the start. Read full book review >

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A PRESENT FOR MOM by Vivian French
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Little Stanley, with his sooty ears and crumpled whiskers, is bound to work his way into reader's affections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With Mother's Day fast approaching, young Stanley feverishly attempts to find the perfect present for his dear old mum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZUCCHINI OUT WEST by Barbara Dana
ADVENTURE
Released: June 11, 1997

"Pleasant black-and-white illustrations add to this charming book, which has a great deal of information for animal-loving and environmentally aware children. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The sequel to Zucchini (1984) finds the ferret, his owner, Billy, and Billy's father and sister driving to Wyoming, where they plan to visit the captive breeding program for the endangered black-footed ferret. Read full book review >

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THE INFINITY YEAR OF AVALON JAMES by Dana Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A fine, tenderly nuanced tale of the remarkable power of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's Avalon's 11th year—her Infinity Year—the brief period when she and her very best friend, Atticus, will discover and be able to use their shared magic power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS by Dana Vachon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2007

"Most of the mergers and acquisitions here are sexual rather than corporate."
A debut novel that purports to offer an insider's view of Wall Street. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DEEPER SLEEP by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Yet another strong entry in this long-running series: a satisfying exploration of justice on America's last frontier with a twisty ending that marks a new stage in Kate's career."
A ne'er-do-well in Niniltna, Alaska, as bent as he is good-looking, has so far escaped justice, but he may not escape revenge. Read full book review >

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A FINE AND BITTER SNOW by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2002

"When she finally gets around to the serious business of murder, it's satisfying but anticlimactic."
Kate Shugak's 12th adventure (The Singing of the Dead, 2001, etc.) begins with a threat against the Park, the beloved wilderness she shares with Stabenow's other regulars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 18, 2012

"An exciting, engaging adventure about defeating evil and reconnecting the bonds of friendship; perfect for igniting adolescent imaginations."
Two teens find themselves in a mystical reality where they must battle to save their lives in Fraedrich's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >