Search Results: "David Chotjewitz"


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CRAZY DIAMOND by David Chotjewitz
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Chotjewitz draws upon his work with teen musicians and actors to create an edgy tale of friendship and stardom. (afterword) (Fiction. YA)"
When rising pop star Mira M. is found dead in the aquarium of her producer's on-loan apartment, she leaves the media and her friends to speculate on the true cause of her death, as well as whether her chart-topper was actually written by Melody, a friend and fellow singer. Read full book review >

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DANIEL HALF HUMAN: AND THE GOOD NAZI by David Chotjewitz
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"There are many Holocaust books for children, but this one stands out in its careful dissection of one family's experience before the war, and in its nuanced approach to the complexity of emotions and relationships under stress. (glossary) (Fiction. 12+)"
A young American army officer drives through the ruins of Hamburg in 1945, remembering his childhood there, from his celebration with his best friend of the rise of the Nazi party until his flight with his family after Kristallnacht. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 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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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 >

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PETER LOVES PENGUIN by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sweet addition to a winning series. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A little boy and his stuffed penguin enjoy an early-morning romp in the snow. Read full book review >