Search Results: "Dustin Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUSTIN GRUBBS by John J. Bonk
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Great fun for kids who like to laugh. (Fiction. YA)"
Comedy rules as seventh-grader and showbiz wannabe Dustin tries to grab a part in the school musical, live with his wacky family, cope with his wacky friends and enemies, and, maybe, get a part in a national commercial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REACHING DUSTIN by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Among a cast of memorable characters, Dustin is obviously pitiable but also noble: Small hurts and large ones culminate until there is only an outcast who is not without dignity, and a savior who is not without culpability—it's all very human, and brimming with compassion. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A girl's odyssey through, and ultimate understanding of, the life of a boy whose only crime was being born into the wrong family becomes a powerful tale of redemption from Grove (Rimwalkers, 1993, etc.), written with grace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEED 'EM FRED by Dustin Brooks
by Dustin Brooks, illustrated by Betty Le Bon, developed by Digital Leaf
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Lunch, anyone? Thought not. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A new chef with a bag full of horse eyes and other disgusting ingredients cures a picky lad's aversion to "healthy" foods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Or, in this case, material for literary eavesdropping, either."
An unremarkable correspondence between two remarkable southern men of letters at the forefronts of the New Critics and the Fugitive poets, respectively. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T)  by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Save Me Twice by E.A. Dustin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"An engaging, if somewhat facile, novel of wartime."
Dustin tells the story of two brothers caught in the horrors of World War II in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

12.21 by Dustin Thomason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A winning book."
Thomason (The Rule of Four, 2004) delivers a fast-moving tale that weaves ancient Mayan predictions of the end of the world with modern science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SOUNDLESS DAWN by Dustin LaValley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Persistently engrossing tales, even at their grimmest."
Characters experience loss and death and suffer isolation and insomnia in this bleak collection of flash fiction and short stories. Read full book review >