Search Results: "Erik Simko"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PATIENT by Tímea Fülöp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2014

"Look elsewhere for reassurance for sick little ones. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Sweet artwork and good intentions are the highlights of this storybook app. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF KUBI by Erik Speyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A quietly alluring introduction to the riverside village world of Vietnam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small dog takes readers on a short adventure tour of rural Vietnam. Read full book review >

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ROBOT FRENZY by Erik Craddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers new to the series will clamor for Stone Rabbit's other outings; his fans will greet it eagerly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Stone Rabbit and friends face their most frightening nemesis yet right in their own hometown: a ginormous shark robot! Read full book review >

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STONE RABBIT by Erik Craddock
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Best get both. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
While flossing, Stone Rabbit discovers a bottomless pit of doom in his bathroom floor—one more reason to hate Mondays. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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MEDIA MARATHON by Erik Barnouw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"If Barnouw's book misses an overall theme or meditation, it is saved by his deep knowledge and intimate, jargon-free style. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compact companion to his monumental History of Broadcasting in the United States (not reviewed, etc.), Barnouw's spry and episodic selection of personal experiences covers a multimedia career ranging from musical revues and radio shows to TV and books. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WROTE THE BOOK by Erik Tarloff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A decorously risqué update of Lucky Jim with a climax out of The Big Clock. Tarloff (Face-Time, 1999) by-passes the normal pleasures of fiction to focus entirely on chastely high-concept fantasy."
A sweetly amusing fairy tale about all the nice things that happen to a college teacher who anonymously publishes a dirty book. Read full book review >

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Garbageman by Erik Dean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2015

"Pure grisly fun."
In this sci-fi debut, a mysterious entity made of trash helps a young man get revenge on a criminal cartel. Read full book review >

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THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"At times slow-going, but the riveting period detail and dramatic flair eventually render this tale an animated history lesson."
A murder that transfixed the world and the invention that made possible the chase for its perpetrator combine in this fitfully thrilling real-life mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"An eye-opening exploration of the intersection between philosophy and science and a fascinating peek into our innermost selves."
The human mind is capable of astonishing feats, but does it hold the power to alleviate pain, or even cure disease, simply through suggestibility? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Kirschbaum provides a welcome sketch of Klinsmann, a thoughtful man of the world who has for years lived in California and who cannot be pigeonholed as merely a European trying to remake American soccer in the Old World image."
A sympathetic look at the man who is trying to transform American soccer and the methods he is using. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Instructive reading for every coach and every player in every sport—and fun, too."
An exploration of how to rebuild a professional basketball team. Read full book review >