Search Results: "Greg Kot"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Indispensable for anyone who wants to understand popular music in the 21st century."
Clear, concise and entertaining account of the tectonic shift in the recording industry over the past decade, thanks to technological innovations like the Internet, the MP3 and the iPod. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL TAKE YOU THERE by Greg Kot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Through it all, the ebullience of Mavis Staples and her music shine through."
A biography that will send readers back to the music of Mavis and the Staple Singers with deepened appreciation and a renewed spirit of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH GOES ON RETREAT by Carol Anne O’Marie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Full of inane conversation, paeans of praise to the scenery, and coincidence stretched to unconvincing lengths: this sixth in the series is only for the author's fondest fans."
San Francisco's Sister Mary Helen is once again embroiled in a murder case (Murder Makes a Pilgrimage, 1993, etc.), this time while on retreat at St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE LITTLE BIRD by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Satisfying for the very youngest. (Picture book. 18 mos.-4)"
A small purple bird—Pierre is the name on his purple mailbox—who "love[s] everything purple" circumnavigates the world in search of the missing ingredient in his nearly perfect purple house: a little variety in color, as it turns out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOUGHBY & THE MOON by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A far cry from the usual fear-of-the-dark fare—and a strangely comforting and beautiful one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Close on the heels of his previous adventure (Willoughby and the Lion, 2009), young Willoughby faces his fears in the light of a disappearing moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOUGHBY & THE LION by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"In spite of this Foley's signature sweetness is definitely present and accounted for. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willoughby Smith doesn't much like his new home but learns that all is not lost when he discovers a magical wish-giving lion stuck on a rock in his backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A smooth union of words and art to illustrate an important message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One day Bear finds a small box, "the greatest thing ever," and sets out to give it to Mouse, certain he will love it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE CREAM KING by Greg McEvoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1998

"Illustrations reminiscent of Bill Peet's work complement this slim, silly story, suitable for preschoolers who can appreciate the in-joke about kings as well as the ice cream trimmings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With dreams of dispensing ice cream to all his subjects, Lionel enrolls in King School; upon graduating, he sets out, diploma in hand, to seek a palace of his very own. Read full book review >