Search Results: "Fred Koehler"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CHEER UP DAD by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope we'll see more of you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Koehler's picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DAY, THE END. by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A well-intentioned conceit that risks undoing itself. (Picture book. 5-8) "
The short stories in this picture book rely heavily on accompanying art to fill in the spaces between beginnings and ends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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PUPPY, PUPPY, PUPPY by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A book to enjoy with dog-loving little ones—if not one to follow for its gift-giving advice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Puppy and Baby are double the trouble and double the love in this baby-and-dog picture book. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT DRAGONS by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Dragon lovers—and all who enjoy being teased by playful disconnects between text and pictures—will be plenty happy indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A mouse's repeated and resolute denial of dragons is sorely tested by one fiery disaster after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLASHLIGHT NIGHT by Matt Forrest Esenwine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A rousing read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The contrast between darkness and the area illuminated by a flashlight fascinates children, but this title kicks the fun up a notch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING ROOM by Phoebe Koehler
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"An attractive slant on an old story. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A dog's point of view on an expanding family: first it's a woman, then a cat and a baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 29, 2009

"The heavy reliance on official documents imparts little human drama and undermines the intrigue the author often overplays."
Investigation into the Cold War attempts by Soviet and East European Communist powers to infiltrate the Vatican and disrupt its populist influence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIND GAMES by C.J. Koehler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Painstakingly laid out, with a solution that may well catch you off guard; it's the middle range, with its interminable peeling away of guilty secrets, that lags."
``This is just a condominium that offers a few more services,'' Karen Merrick tells Sgt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"A thorough account that tracks the growing and processing of this fine tea against the wider changes in today's India."
From seed to auction, a detailed look at the growing, selling and drinking of India's "champagne of tea." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sometimes a little breathless, but a detailed and comprehensive insight into one of the most chilling and the most thorough secret police forces in history. (b&w photos, not seen)"
There has never been a secret police more fanatically intent on finding out what was going on than the Stasi, East Germany's secret police force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW by Lora Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"There's always room for another well-told yarn espousing the themes of small-is-beautiful, hard work pays off, and, of course, 'I think I can.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite skepticism from bigger vehicles, the small, new-kid-on-the-block snowplow works to stay fit, sure that he will be useful one day soon. Read full book review >