Search Results: "Erik X. Raj"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRUMBLE NOISE by Erik X. Raj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"Of all the literary explanations for all the terrible noises of the night, this one needs a bit more than the plate of cookies at the end to make it worth the read. Unless, of course, it's still a free download. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
In this all-too-predictable story of scary noises in the night, a young boy's imagination pushes him toward bravery...and a midnight snack. Read full book review >

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ICE CREAM MONSTERS by Erik X. Raj
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"Skip the trip to this ice-cream planet, which amply demonstrates that good intentions don't necessarily lead to good art. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
One-eyed ice-cream-cone monsters play together on planet Amazing Yummy in this didactic storybook app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING ERIK by Mike Huber
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A book more about feelings than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lessons in dealing with sadness and offering compassion dominate this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ERIK ERIKSON READER by Erik Erikson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Edited with intelligence and vision—a volume that confirms Erikson's honored place in the pantheon of psychological theorists."
A welcome collection of excerpts and essays from the work of the celebrated psychoanalyst (A Way of Looking at Things, 1987, etc.) who died in 1994. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIK THE RED SEES GREEN by Julie Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This cheery portrayal of color vision deficiency will appeal to curious and quirky kids who want to see the world a little differently. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anderson's first book is a colorful, happy-go-lucky look at color vision deficiency. Read full book review >

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RAJ THE BOOKSTORE TIGER by Kathleen T. Pelley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Nice nourishment for the blossoming bookworm. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is Felicity's bookstore big enough for two territorial felines? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2000

An odd mix of conversational commentary and detailed historical documentation that presents an account of burgeoning British imperialism in India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X-ISLE by Steve Augarde
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A powerful, disturbing story laced with quirky, memorable characters and fast-paced masculine action and interaction—perfect for male teens. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a devastated future world, two boys struggle to survive a brutal, bizarre existence on X-Isle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILD X by Lee Weatherly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"Melodrama with teen style. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Jules Cheney's father, Ben, is her devoted chauffeur, cook, and confidante until a fight between him and Jules's workaholic mother forces him to leave without a trace. Read full book review >