Search Results: "Daniel Jennewein"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICK-O-SAURUS REX by Lenore Jennewein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Hot as the 'bully' topic may be, this has nothing to offer on it aside from facile wish fulfillment. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Inspired by his dinosaur ancestry, a small chick drives off a wolf and so turns bullies into friends in this bland episode. Read full book review >

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TEACH YOUR BUFFALO TO PLAY DRUMS by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Buffaloes may be funny, but they are not, it turns out, the most inspiring educators, and readers may long for a few more SCASHes and TATTA TAT TATs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Buffaloes are always funny, which makes them unlikely subjects for a self-help book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARCROSSED IN <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"While the concept of introducing children to Shakespeare is one with a long history, this volume's plot, language, and setting are so far removed from the source material that it utterly fails in that aim. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Books are capable of transporting readers to other worlds in more than the metaphorical sense in this entry in the new Fakespeare series from Castle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN? by Audrey Vernick
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"As an embodiment of school anxiety, this buffalo leads the herd—plus, he's got a hump. (Picture book. 4-8)"
He is if he's got a backpack, of course. 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

SWORD OF DOOM by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Developmental issues of identity, sexual innuendo and vividly described violence make this book appropriate for an older audience than the publisher-recommended range of eight to 12. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After a visit to the king of their Viking realm, teen hero Dane, female warrior Astrid, village sage Lut and various supporters and rivals set off to rescue Dane's mother (who's been kidnapped by the villainous Godrek Whitecloak) and recover Odin's ring, an ancient artifact that is the source of never-ending treasure, from a cave guarded by a monstrous sea serpent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Established fans will devour this excellent series finish. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Thidreck the Terrifying, killed by Dane the Defiant, is back in action on an errand for the goddess Hel to find the Ship of Doom. Read full book review >

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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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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 >