Search Results: "Gavin Newsom"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Empowering, motivating and just a tad self-indulgent."
A former mayor of San Francisco introduces methodology to improve citizens' interaction with their government through the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I GOT A NEW FRIEND by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Totally, infectiously ebullient. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl finds out how much she has in common with her new puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY! by Karl Newsom Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Toddlers will cheer this tale of exploration while simultaneously jumping to their feet to try every action, right along with Fly. (appended bug facts) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young fly struggles to find his special talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF THE CUPBOARD by Lynne Reid Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Cupboard'' book, but fans won't want to miss it; with a first printing of 75,000, they won't have to. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When Omri's family moves to the country house his mother has inherited, he learns the earlier history of the magical cupboard first featured in The Indian in the Cupboard (1980). Read full book review >

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THE PUBLIC DIMENSION OF FOREIGN POLICY by David D. Newsom
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A quiet, restrained, but expert and highly professional assessment of the relationship of foreign policy and the public in America."
There may be no country in the world where it is more important to get public approval for foreign policy than the United States, and as Newsom (International Relations/Univ. of Virginia) makes clear in this valuable little book, there may be no country where it is harder to achieve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POISON by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A compelling, entertaining, and informative introduction to a sinister aspect of human history. (timeline, glossary, resources, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The roles poisons have played in history from ancient times to the present are presented in this frequently ghoulish, occasionally cheeky chronicle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SAILED WITH COLUMBUS by Miriam Schlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Maps; serviceable full-page drawings; historical note; attractive format. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fictional account of Columbus's first voyage, based in part on the explorer's diaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR IS NOT TIRED by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Warm and wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bear doesn't want to miss one moment with his duck family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR LIKES JAM by Ciara Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Comfortable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In his third outing (Room for Bear, 2015; Bear Is Not Tired, 2016), Bear learns to share jam and eat his vegetables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF TREACHERY by Gavin Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"The culprit is forgettable; the murder method, ingenious but wildly implausible; and the parade of real-life cameos, from J.R.R. Tolkien to Ian Fleming, increasingly tiresome. Even so, Forrester is excellent company, and fans will surely want to read his further adventures."
Screenwriter Scott's debut novel welcomes an Oxford don home from World War II with the spectacle of a colleague disliked by him and everyone else dead beneath his best friend's lodgings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE NO EVIL by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2009

"It's a muddle, with good parts but no center. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The author of Coram Boy (2001) again tells several affecting tales at once—but here they're all weighed down by a baroque literary artifice and a gooey, simplistic ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD STONE by Jamila Gavin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2005

Rich prose punctuated by changes of tense and person create a dreamlike atmosphere for this tale of a lad who travels from Renaissance Venice to the India of Shah Jahan to ransom his errant father. Read full book review >