Search Results: "Donna B. Pincus"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A valuable guide with useful tips for every parent."
A psychologist explains how cognitive behavioral therapy offers simple tools to assist parents in dealing with their children's anxieties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 14 FIBS OF GREGORY K. by Greg Pincus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By any reckoning, a successful debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The addition of math-contest pressure and the impending subtraction of a best friend equal a stressful sixth-grade year for Gregory Korenstein-Jasperton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOMEWORK STRIKE by Greg Pincus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers will be drawn to the anti-homework cause and, while they may well find the realistic resolution disappointingly tame, will enjoy the high jinks along the way. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this humorous sequel to The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. (2013), the white seventh-grader realizes that his monstrous amount of homework gobbles all his after-school time, interfering with his writing and the other things he loves to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1998

It's always a valuable exercise when critics step out of the moment to subject our most established artistic institutions to the magnifying glass, for they become reliable bellwethers of larger cultural trends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

David Greenberg, would-be future anchor of The Daily Show, enters middle school with problems: Longtime best friend Elliott has abandoned him for new, nastier and bigger friends, David hasn't spoken with his runaway mother in months and he's dumbstruck by a sudden crush on adorable, peppermint-scented redhead Sophie Meyers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND DUNKIN by Donna Gephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Gephart's compassion is noble, but it's not enough to make Lily's story resonate. (resources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lily is trans and is facing puberty, which will make her look less than herself than she does now, while new kid Dunkin's manic impulsiveness makes him a misfit; though they click immediately, life gets complicated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S BANSHEE by Donna Hosie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Series fans will be thrilled by this screamingly funny return to Hell. (Paranormal suspense. 15 & up)"
The Devil's Intern series continues, narrated this time by Alfarin the Viking prince. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY MARKET by Donna Freitas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"Skip the lukewarm romance to get to the eventful ending. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Skylar's floundering after the deceptions and betrayals uncovered in Unplugged (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORTHY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, it's a fairly conventional high school romance, slightly elevated by the feminist elements. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. Read full book review >