Search Results: "Dave Keane"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER SCHOOL by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not just for the first day of school; this is sure to appeal year-round. (Early reader. 5-8)"
With its wide variety of monsters, mild creep and gross factors, and potential to allay some fears about fitting in, this is sure to find a wide audience among beginning readers. Read full book review >

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BOBBY BRAMBLE LOSES HIS BRAIN by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Truly, a no-brainer. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Faint but distinct echoes of "Gingerbread Boy" resound through this tale of a young daredevil whose brain takes advantage of a headfirst fall to make a bid for freedom. Read full book review >

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DADDY ADVENTURE DAY by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"As a blueprint for father-son fun, it's not a bad one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young boy narrates a special time spent with his dad. Read full book review >

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WHO WANTS A TORTOISE? by Dave Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"A sweet read-aloud for first-time tortoise owners. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nameless, pigtailed, sassy child in a pink gossamer skirt wants only one birthday present: a puppy; in the box, however, is not a puppy but a tortoise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM PAINE by John Keane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 1995

"Nothing really new here (despite occasional sniping at minor errors by previous Paine biographers) but a solid, well-written portrait that reiterates Paine's ongoing importance in contemporary discussions of democracy's potential and perils."
An aptly subtitled biography of the trailblazing political polemicist: This detailed account finds virtually no trace of a personal life. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DEMOCRACY by John Keane
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2009

"A significant work, though an abridgement could help spread the word."
A distinguished political scientist takes a broad view of democracy, speculating on both the lineage and the prospects of a cherished doctrine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG GIRL by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Give to parents hoping to introduce kids to the joy and wonder of a new baby sibling with none of the mess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The granddaughter of syndicated cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus) offers her own spin on family matters and new baby brothers. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY FRIEND by Sue Fliess
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Enchanting stuff for lovers of fairies. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl and her dog follow a series of recommended procedures from a book about fairies in order to find a fairy companion for the girl. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS by Diane Adams
by Diane Adams, illustrated by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A pretty, hardcover greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cute-as-a-button moppet adopts, raises, and loves a lost little duckling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SHIT YOU NOT by D A Keane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An overlong and poorly written tale of an amiable protagonist and a plausible portrayal of domestic violence."
In Keane's debut, a battered woman is tormented by a violent ex-lover. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A CLOUD by Claire Keane
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Frozen and other princess tales. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Celeste ponders the perfect gift for her mother all day until bedtime, when "the Wind bl[ows] in and carrie[s] her away." Read full book review >