Search Results: "Daniel Babka"


BOOK REVIEW

No More Illusions. . .A Mystery by Daniel Babka
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Accomplished, ambitious crime fiction launching a sensitive, complex hero and a promising array of supporting characters."
In the first volume of this California-based mystery series, middle-aged rookie cop Dylan Blake gets pulled into a murder case that recalls his own painful past. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMELLY BILL by Daniel Postgate
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Reminiscent of Mrs. Wishy-Washy, but with far more delightful rhymes, this is truly tail-wagging fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bill is a wily, scraggly, snaggle-toothed mongrel who absolutely loves icky smells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BEA AND THE SNOWY DAY by Daniel Roode
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The very young may enjoy this once, but it is no comparison to the likes of The Snowy Day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In their second outing, Little Bea and her friends pack as much fun into a winter's day as they can possibly manage (Little Bea, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRICKLES VS. THE DUST BUNNIES by Daniel Cleary
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A stiff, flat, lifeless knockoff. (Graphic picture book. 6-8)"
A neatnik cat repeatedly and fruitlessly orders dust bunnies to leave in this conspicuously uninspired domestic drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX TABBY: CAT DETECTIVE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Chet Gecko's still top egg in the hardboiled department, but life's going to be no bowl of cream for crooks with Rex—and sidekicks Si Meese and Frankie Fluff—on the case. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In his debut caper, feline police detective Rex Tabby sets out to collar two bad-to-the-bone kittens intent on springing tough-talking Ma Manx from the Whiskerville lockup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIGGER by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 1998

"A concise and ebullient reminder that physical size is not the only way children grow. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Kirk (Breakfast at the Liberty Diner, 1997, etc.) has an unusual spin on an evergreen picture-book theme: getting bigger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS RULE! by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"When considered as poetry, the poems are a little sing-songy, but then they are songs, and children might just have more fun singing along with the CD than merely listening. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cheerful collection of compatible canines decorates the cover of this oversized volume, with a Chihuahua holding a bone monogrammed with the name of the author/illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRING ME A ROCK! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Beautifully executed art, expressive bugs, and spare but pointed—arguably Marxist—text create a tale for all ages. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The smallest bug's contribution to the demands of the grasshopper king is at first spurned, but the little bug eventually prevails in more ways than one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINO IN THE HOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A solid introduction to wildlife conservation, but it misses the mark in providing a full context for the story. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Anna Merz was determined to protect endangered animals in East Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The familiar characters make this architectural adventure feel downright homey. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sam the mouse and his friend Sarah are back in a new, fifth adventure, and this time, it's centered on the renovations to their library home. Read full book review >