Search Results: "Daniel Mizielinski"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD OF MAMOKO IN THE YEAR 3000 by Aleksandra Mizielinska
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The Mizielinskis have crafted a civilization that is clever and compassionate, hardworking and fun-loving; it is a pleasure to inhabit and visit. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this companion to Welcome to Mamoko (2013), the wordless, hunt-and-find scenes depict the next millennium. Only the settings are futuristic, however; the daily dramas are universal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO MAMOKO by Aleksandra Mizielinska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Brimming with the dramas of everyday life and placed in a setting of swirling curves and diagonal lines, this is a book that children will pick up frequently, following the directions and enjoying the detours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This Polish import will undoubtedly be compared to Candlewick's search-and-find Waldo series, but the Mizielinskis have created a unique world that children will enter on its own merits. Read full book review >

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UNDER EARTH, UNDER WATER by Aleksandra Mizielinska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A geo-hodgepodge, wearisome despite its planetary scope and a resolutely international outlook. (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
On oversized pages, top-to-bottom journeys through first our planet and then its oceans. 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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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

FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >

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PARDON ME! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"For clever cautionary tales with a lingering bite, try those by Jon Scieszka, James Marshall or Jon Klassen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"The Gingerbread Boy" meets "The Mitten" in this tale of a self-centered (and doomed) protagonist squawking about an increasingly crowded setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELF REALM by Daniel Kirk
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unpleasant. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A grim fantasy doorstopper uncomfortably juxtaposes gory adventure with New Age sermonettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOODLE FLUTE by Daniel Pinkwater
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1991

"A telling fable that older kids will also enjoy. (Picture book. 5+)"
``Kevin Spoon had a nice life...his own VCR...his own computer ...pizza every day''—a kid's perfect dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASH TRUCKS! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 1997

"Big, bold images make the book an irresistible read; children will thrill to this raucous look at hungry garbage trucks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The trash trucks are coming—monstrous trucks with gnashing grillwork and rattling metal jaws. Read full book review >

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 >