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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

HARMLESS by Dana Reinhardt
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Worthwhile, but not spectacular. (Fiction. YA)"
Reinhardt follows the success of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (2006) with the story of three friends who feel the consequences of a lie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JOAN by Barbara Dana
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"A convincing, unforgettable—and nondoctrinaire— re-creation. (Fiction. 11+)"
A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO SURE OF DEATH by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Nonstop incident and matchless local color keep you from noticing that you don't get to spend enough time with them to make the real perps as vivid as the Alaska scenery."
For such a backwater, Newenham, Alaska, sure is jumping. Read full book review >