Search Results: "Gary Small"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Gimmicky and glancing."
An iPod-slim, low-content perusal of multitasking, computer addiction and other maladies of the mind-machine age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A highly personal but generally fascinating memoir spanning more than 30 years."
Psychiatrist Small (co-author: iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, 2009, etc.), director of the Memory and Aging Research Center at UCLA, tells the stories of his most intriguing cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"A commonsensical guide to help keep your brain in fighting trim."
Small (Director/UCLA Longevity Center and freelance writer Vorgan (co-authors: The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head, 2010, etc.) introduce elements of a program to optimize brain health. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Bertrice Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"More popular diddly-squat, quite popular, from Small (Lost Love Found, 1989, etc.)."
Romantic twaddle that Small easily spins, with fantasy amid an airy narrative with the expected yodel of hyperventilating sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Aided by Small's lively illustrations, Appelt intricately weaves these animals' ancient stories into Puck's survival saga to produce a magical tale of betrayal, revenge, love and the importance of keeping promises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When fate separates them, an old hound dog and two foster kittens survive the dangers of the bayou to find one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2001

"Hannah's straightforward voice limns a warm appreciation for urban bustle while longing for, and loving, her much different rural life, with its strong religious and familial ties. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Young Hannah is visiting Chicago with her mother and her mother's friend, leaving their Amish farm for a week in the city. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL WORLDWIDE MONSTER GUIDE by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As both a surefire read-aloud and a heads-up for prospective young travelers, this can't be beat. (Poetry. 7-10)"
As pithy and clever as Ogden Nash at his best, Ashman profiles 13 magical creatures from as many parts of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHECKMATE by Karna Small Bodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Revives memories of Jeanne Fitzpatrick and that wonderful Strategic Defense Initiative."
Anti-cruise-missile technology masterminded by a beautiful defense industry scientist may be critical to maintaining the balance of power as Pakistan and India come closer than usual to war. Read full book review >