Search Results: "David Kirk"


BOOK REVIEW

OH SO BRAVE DRAGON by David Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"An engagingly subtle way to convey the power of friends in helping us face our fears, real or not. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young, ruby-red dragon with emerald eyes explores the meanings of bravery and fear in this sequel to Oh So Tiny Bunny (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Comprehensive but one-sided and surprisingly bland."
Fortune senior editor for Internet and technology Kirkpatrick delivers a data-heavy, analysis-light biography of the Internet's second-most-visited site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH SO TINY BUNNY by David Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Keep dreaming, little Oh So. You are oh so sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tiny bunny's nighttime flights of fancy soar straight up to the stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SPIDER'S WEDDING by David Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Their bold and vibrant colors plunge readers into a dreamy, fragrant springtime, where all manner of insects and flowers mingle in a blooming world. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the heels of Miss Spider's Tea Party (1994) comes word of the arachnid's wedding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILD OF VENGEANCE by David Kirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"While not having the epic scope of Shogun, Kirk's novel is sure to be compared to Clavell's work in its superb depiction of samurai culture."
Kirk presents 17th-century Japan as a world imbued with stately rituals, unshakable principles and a rigid moral code. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOVA'S ARK by David Kirk
by David Kirk, illustrated by David Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"It's sentimental, long, and boring; readers will spend more time looking at the pictures than listening to the story, then they'll simply move on. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kirk (Miss Spider's New Car, 1997, etc.) pens an incidental story—undeveloped, sentimental window-dressing—for brash metallic 3-D illustrations that may leave readers cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SPIDER'S TEA PARTY by David Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"With anyone so spidery'') hasn't enough merit to outweigh the flawed premise. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The photo-clear, crayon-bright illustrations of a handsome gold-and-black spider and the sensible insects that fear accepting her invitation are sure to attract bookstore buyers, and this story/counting-book (two beetles, three fireflies, etc.) with its happy ending of insects cheerfully sharing tea and cupcakes at Miss Spider's table while she munches violets may be as harmless as the evidently fictional species (Kirk is ``the leading authority on the rare and beautiful Arachne Vulgaris Florivora,'' confides the jacket). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWORD OF HONOR by David Kirk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kirk's vigorous and robust prose complements the action to make rousing historical and philosophical statements."
In this historical novel set in early-17th-century Japan, a samurai is guided by the ruling passions of pride, honor, and shame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS SPIDER'S NEW CAR by David Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last page promises—threatens—a boat-buying expedition as a sequel. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For Miss Spider's fans (Miss Spider's Wedding, 1995, etc.), another visit to the long-lashed, pointy-nosed arachnid and her garish, high-gloss world. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

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 ...


Read the full post >