Search Results: "Dave Isay"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"More stories would have been welcome, but these myriad forms of love will provoke readers to contemplate their own love lives with a new sense of depth."
A brief compilation of true love stories pulled from the StoryCorps oral history project. Read full book review >

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CALLINGS by Dave Isay
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 19, 2016

"Inspiring, insightful, and thoroughly readable."
A distinguished public radio producer's collection of conversations with Americans who "found…their way to doing exactly what they were meant to do with their lives." Read full book review >

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HOLDING ON by David Isay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Like traveling the Blue Highways with Studs Terkel, Isay's visits amplify lives richly and fully—if sometimes weirdly—lived. (50 duotones)"
A delightful menagerie of oddballs, cranks, and die-hard misfits brought together from Isay's National Public Radio series and given a subtle dignity in the photographs of Harvey Wang. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

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SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

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WHEN MARLANA PULLED A THREAD by Dave Eggers
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Inscrutable existential twaddle. (Picture book. Adult)"
A heartbreaking work of staggering self-indulgence. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING WORMS by Dave Coverly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"It's a little labored, but poop jokes never get old, right? (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-9)"
Early Bird's underachieving little brother finally gets a taste of worm in this daft series opener. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES COLORS by Dave Aikins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"While neither this book nor the series as a whole is particularly 'sassy' in attitude, it is simple and direct enough to catch the eyes of the very, very young. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
A baby's introduction to red, green, yellow, orange and blue from Sassy, a well-known manufacturer of baby toys. Read full book review >

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ODDREY by Dave Whamond
by Dave Whamond, illustrated by Dave Whamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"So bighearted and good-spirited, it is a shame that the climax fails at liftoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Oddrey the charming oddball makes good when her classmates seize up like overheated cylinders during the school play. Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY PRETTY BUNNY by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Bold, cartoon-style illustrations use speech balloons and sound-effect phrases for added humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Narcissa is a bunny with an issue: Arrogance and conceit are some descriptors that might fit the bill. Read full book review >

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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Roman's quirks may irritate a few readers, but many children will run to their own scratch pads to draw fierce bunnies, wearing cute hats. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
This book will make readers want to flip through the author's doodle pad, in case he has ideas that are even wilder. Read full book review >

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DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE by Dave Horowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving—whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Read full book review >