Search Results: "Douglas B. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNIE B. JONES AND THE STUPID SMELLY BUS by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kids may need some persuading to read about a younger child, but they're sure to enjoy the understated humor. (Fiction. 6-9)"
In the ``First Stepping Stone'' series, a genuinely funny, easily read story. Read full book review >

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JUNIE B. JONES AND A LITTLE MONKEY BUSINESS by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The fractious kindergartener of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (p. 993) has a new baby brother her grandma calls ``the cutest little monkey!'' Junie hasn't seen him yet, but she has told the kids in her class that he's ``A REAL, ALIVE, BABY MONKEY,'' and she's taking bids from her ``bestest'' friends for the first look. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE FOR KIDS! by Jimmy Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fans of the film will find this a wonderful treat to add to their seasonal ritual. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The actor who played the youngest son in the classic film It's a Wonderful Life here creates a sequel of sorts, focusing on his character of Tommy Bailey, now 11 years old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

With uncommon brio, Thimmesh traces the course of women in the modern international political arena, profiling with even-handed admiration pivotal figures, from Susan B. Anthony to Condoleezza Rice and Benazir Bhutto, who have left, or are leaving, "a lasting footprint—whether it be pointy-toed and spike-heeled or rubber-soled and loosely laced—on the very bedrock of America" and the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARKET DAY by Carol Foskett Cordsen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Moral: Don't forget to feed the cow. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Bensons, of The Milkman (2005) fame, neglect to feed the family cow (and to close the gate) as they rush off to pick apples to take to the local farmers' market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MILKMAN by Carol Foskett Cordsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"A glowing tribute to community and a delightful taste of Americana, delivered with style and a smile. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Milkman jacket. Milkman hat. / Cranky pickup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >