Search Results: "Doug Merlino"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAST by Doug Merlino
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A mostly fascinating exposé of the personalities behind the growing business of fighting."
Journalist Merlino (The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White, 2010) delves into the fierce and unforgiving world of competitive mixed martial arts fighting.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The book's precise focus enables troubling considerations of the role of race and class in America."
In his debut, journalist Merlino traces the lives of his integrated junior-high basketball team and what happened to the players when the games stopped. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYMES WITH DOUG by Chad J. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cache of better rhyming pattern books is available. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An anonymous gift of a rhyming parrot sets off a precarious adventure for a young boy. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU HELP DOUG FIND HIS DOG? by Jane Caston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Lively interactive fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy loses his dog—and readers help him find it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG, SLUG, AND DOUG THE THUG by Carol Saller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Still, a satisfying tall tale, and great fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The eponymous characters here are villains; the heroes are ``A lone boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARDBOARD by Doug TenNapel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Utterly brilliant.(Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
An out-of-the-box story of golems, guys and guts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGMARES by Cushman Doug
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Likely to inspire more giggles than gasps; these hammy horrors are sure to please. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Mummy Pigs, Frankenswine and Werehogs…oh my! Read full book review >