Search Results: "David Acer"


BOOK REVIEW

GOTCHA! by David Acer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With orange direction boxes and lime-green explanation ovals printed on blue pages, even the design will make readers smile. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This playful collection actually offers 19 cool tricks, from appearing to hypnotize a friend to making a crop circle, accompanied by examples and explanations and a final puzzle. Read full book review >

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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEATRIX POTTER AND HER PAINTBOX by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Humble and lovely. (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
A small girl named Beatrix Potter spends her childhood painting. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY DRAGON by David Biedrzycki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The idea of giving to others as the best way to celebrate Christmas is certainly not new, but the treatment here is fresh enough thanks to the help of the charming red dragon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the third story in the Me and My Dragon series, the red dragon and the boy who owns him find a new way to celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

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0-20 by David Hawcock
by David Hawcock, illustrated by David Hawcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"While handsome, as a pop-up counting book, this doesn't stand out. (Pop-up picture book. 3-6)"
Small of trim size and simple of design, this blocky companion to Aa To Zz: A Pop-Up Alphabet (2015) pairs single- and double-digit pop-up numerals with equivalent arrays of countable items. Read full book review >

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BEAR ALERT by David Biedrzycki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fun and topical. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Curious bears trigger a media frenzy. Read full book review >