Search Results: "Dick Gackenbach"


BOOK REVIEW

ALICE'S SPECIAL ROOM by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1991

As she tells her busy mother, Alice has a room where she can find January's cold or even play with a beloved cat that died last summer. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS SCIENCE by Janice Lee Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"With consistently perky dialogue, dozens of brief, funny incidents, and Gackenbach's appealing primary- graders sprinkled liberally throughout (plus the skeleton Mr. D. contributes adorning the jacket): an inviting entry in a popular series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
After Ms. D.'s class gets to participate in the big kids' science fair, the children develop just the exhibits that those familiar with the six earlier ``Adam Joshua'' books would expect- -Nelson hopes to prove that his fish has ESP; Sidney is growing cultures in his big brother's socks; and so on. Read full book review >

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WHEN I AM EIGHT by Joan Lowery Nixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A likable addition. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A self-assured little boy details the grand things he'll do when he's big like his brother: his wheelies will break records; he'll be a champion ballplayer who can retort, ``Who cares?'' when he's told he's too little to play; and (his imagination soars) he'll have a video game with real monsters and a birthday party with a circus, including an elephant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Festive but slight. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The children in Ms. D's third-grade class are thick into plans for their Christmas celebrations when a mysterious voice in their coatroom, which they believe to be that of the Christmas spirit, persuades them to rethink their greedy, grumpy ways. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"One of Smith's best. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Adam Joshua finds that Valentine's Day is ``a whole lot scarier'' than Halloween. Read full book review >

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TIME OUT, BABY! by Dick Vitale
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Vitale seems too wrapped up in hyping the game and his own career to be an attentive reporter—so what we get is goofy and giddy, Baby, like the man himself. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fast-break fulminations on the 1990-91 NCAA season, delivered at record decibels by megastar sportscaster Vitale (Vitale, 1988). Read full book review >

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Dream Wrecks by Dick Heimbold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"A stylish novel about an intrepid painter and a Mexican drug lord that blends artists, guns, and money."
A former Marine haunted by dreams of war seeks healing through painting, but his art lands him in a different kind of nightmare in Heimbold's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Laugh-out-loud advice for the AARP set."
In this lighthearted memoir, radio personality, voice-over performer, pilot and hypnotist Summer (Lovin Touch, 2004, etc.) tells humorous stories to encourage seniors to happily traverse life with a whole lot of love. Read full book review >