Search Results: "Dwight Jon Zimmerman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"If it's not the 100-page holy grail of middle-grade biographies, it is still pretty close. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
More a historical narrative than a character portrait, this account of Tecumseh's efforts to create a tribal confederacy in the Old Northwest focuses on the great Shawnee leader's many battles and negotiations with then-Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison and then his disastrous—ultimately fatal—alliance with the British during the War of 1812. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Flawed and no longer groundbreaking in its perspective, this nevertheless offers a readable description of an essential part of American history. (time line, glossary, suggested websites, recommended reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A wrenching account of the injustices the Sioux endured from white men and the battles that ensued, based on Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Yet while it may not be the only title on Krakatoa for kids out there, this is still one of the best. (glossary, index, suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"… [W]e humans inhabit this planet subject to geological consent, which can be withdrawn, at any time." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A portrait of elite fighting men at their best that will appeal to a largely male readership."
Nuts-and-bolts accounts of Special Forces missions. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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DWIGHT YOAKAM by Don McLeese
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2012

"Perfect for Yoakam fans looking for a book-length critical defense of his work."
Music critic McLeese (Journalism/Univ. of Iowa; The New York Times Reader: Arts & Culture, 2010, etc.) examines the career of iconoclastic country star Dwight Yoakam. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE BOOK OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Still, as an accompaniment to an introduction to the events of WWII and the 1950s, it will be useful. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
The zeal to extend interest in the "Greatest Generation" to young children brings the 34th US president to picture book readers. Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 16, 1999

In her sequel to Losers, Inc. (1997), Mills allows Julius to emerge as something of a sad sack—he's convinced he can't do anything right, that his mother doesn't like him, and that he has nothing to offer—but he's wrong. Read full book review >