Search Results: "Ed Koch"


BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE’S LITTLE SISTER MAKES A SPLASH by Ed Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Unexceptional. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another nostalgic slice-of-life from former New York Mayor Ed Koch and his sister, this low-key adventure seems unlikely to hold the interest of contemporary children. Read full book review >

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EDDIE: HAROLD’S LITTLE BROTHER by Ed Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Warhola's sepia-rich watercolors, reflecting the look and feel of Depression-era New York, are the perfect accompaniment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagine Ed Koch playing baseball. Read full book review >

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EDDIE SHAPES UP by Ed Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Larded with earnest purpose but unconvincing and far from likely to be the first call for attention to America's weight problem that children or parents will encounter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a message-driven tale of a plump lad who turns over a new leaf, an ex-mayor of New York and his sister clobber readers with the Board of Education. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE GETS GRAPHIC
by Julie Danielson

It’s a good time, many say a golden age, for graphic novels and comics. The proliferation of such high-quality graphic novels also means that there are publishers out there creating such books specifically for younger readers. (Take TOON Books, for instance. Here is my 2014 Kirkus chat with the Editorial Director, Françoise Mouly, about bringing comics to the easy-reader format ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DINNER by Herman Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"At its best, a chilling vision of the ugliness of keeping up appearances."
A high-class meal provides an unlikely window into privilege, violence and madness. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HIGHWAYS TO A WAR by Christopher J. Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Koch's complicated point of view seems mechanical at times, but on the whole he's given us an absorbing, deeply moving story. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A desperate tale of love and heroism, set mostly in Cambodia during the rise of the Khmer Rouge, from the Australian author of the novel and classic independent film The Year of Living Dangerously (1979). Read full book review >

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PLAGUES by Falynn Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A reassuring picture of ever more stout defenses ranged against a scary, invisible world. (glossary, timeline, endnotes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
Medicine joins our immune systems in squaring off against microbial invaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL OF GALILEA by Laura Restrepo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"This transparent piffle, already an international success, arrives garlanded with praises from Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garc°a M†rquez—whose tongues, one assumes, must be very sore from being held so firmly in their cheeks."
This fulsome first novel from Colombia portrays the changed sensibility of a woman reporter who investigates rumors that an angel has shown up in a Bogot† barrio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3D PRINTING by Melissa Koch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A crack primer to a strange new world. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A thorough introduction to the ever evolving world of 3-D printing. Read full book review >

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STRAITS by Kenneth Koch
Released: May 12, 1998

Since the 1950s, Columbia Professor Koch has been a prolific poet—and a proselytizer for the art in popular books teaching poetry to kids. Read full book review >