Search Results: "Diane Z. Shore"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE FEAST by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Lloyd's primitive-inspired paintings effectively complement both verse and tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A modified "House that Jack Built" rhythm follows the Pilgrims as they make their way "to freedom through wind and through wave / across the Atlantic, so far and so wide," huddle near "the hearth, soothing the soul, / as death and disease take a terrible toll," plant "the fields, stubbled, unclaimed, / cleared by Patxuets before the plague came" and celebrate their first Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRIVE YOUR SISTER CRAZY by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Dramatic, wide-eyed expressions comically capture these siblings' emotions in this solid selection. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Children are likely to chuckle at (and take notes on) these sure-fire tips to terrorize your older sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUS-A-SAURUS BOP by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Not for the faint of heart, but perfect for readers with a taste for the offbeat and the playfully grotesque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cheerfully bizarre illustrations and energetic but inconsistent rhymes tell of the monster "bus-a-saurus" as he proceeds around town picking up schoolchildren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE EARTH by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fantasy in history and prescription, missing its intended audience and everybody else. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beautiful natural world, spoiled by modern industrialization, can be restored through "green" activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With honking, screeching cars surrounding him, Filbert gets an object lesson in safety made palatable by Weidner's soft-toned pen, ink and watercolor art that often emphasizes Filbert's tiny size in the great big world. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If there is one thing every squirrel ought to have etched into its DNA by now, it's the wisdom of looking both ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE DREAM by Diane Z. Shore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

A soaring tribute to the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement in earnest, if sometimes clumsy, verse and mixed-media collage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Z by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >