Search Results: "Henry Winkler"


BOOK REVIEW

MIND IF I READ YOUR MIND? by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A go-down-easy book that provides both lightweight character building and several comical turns. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A sixth-grader and his live-in ghost further cement their friendship while bootstrapping each other toward better social skills in this airy sequel to Zero to Hero (2012). Read full book review >

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HOW TO SCARE THE PANTS OFF YOUR PETS by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A middle-grade sitcom episode, with some unconvincing behavioral modeling and a superficial resolution. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Billy Broccoli gamely tries to help his ghostly roommate Hoover "the Hoove" Porterhouse III boost a failing grade in Responsibility to Others, with results that will leave readers more confused than enlightened. Read full book review >

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ZERO TO HERO by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A purposeful but not simplistic opener from the creators of the Hank Zipzer series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Billy Broccoli's move up to middle school is complicated by a teenage ghost determined to give him lessons in how to be cool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The celebrity co-author may draw some of the former. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A clunky but well-meant series kickoff featuring, as the subtitle has it, "The World's Best Underachiever." Read full book review >

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BOOKMARKS ARE PEOPLE TOO! by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"An uncomplicated opener, with some funny bits and a clear but not heavy agenda. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Hank Zipzer, poster boy for dyslexic middle graders everywhere, stars in a new prequel series highlighting second-grade trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

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HENRY-HENRY, SHADOWS & LIGHT by Steven Stosny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"The lead's dual personality gives readers two absorbing characters, regardless of who can or can't see them."
Psychotherapist Stosny's (Soar Above, 2016, etc.) first foray into fiction is a dark thriller following a man who, despite an iffy grasp on reality, hunts sex traffickers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY FORD by Vincent Curcio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"An evenhanded study by an author determined to cover all the bases."
A nuts-and-bolts biography of the great American visionary portrays a character of enormous contrasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST HENRY by Michelle Magorian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Clearly drawn heroes and villains, a wildly engaging cast of young people and older ones and all sorts of fascinating bits about movies, cameras, music and life in postwar England all make up this sparkling tale. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
Henry lives with his mother, stepfather, Gran and little sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN HENRY by Julius Lester
adapted by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amen. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
Onto the page bounds the colossus John Henry, man of legend, man of myth (though the preface keeps things off balance on that point). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY CLAY by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"A fine, absorbing biography that does justice to its great subject. (Photos—not seen.)"
From Remini (History/Chicago; The Life of Andrew Jackson, 1988, etc.)—a definitive, magisterial biography of the great statesman who dominated the public life of the early American republic but who could never attain its highest office. Read full book review >

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HENRY HUGGINS by Louis Darling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1950

"A collection of light, gay episodes, sure to please."
Enchanting small-boy adventures — a grammar school Odyssey. Read full book review >

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HENRY HUNTER AND THE CURSED PIRATES by John Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"There's nothing exceptional here, but the otherworldly elements and headlong pacing will sweep readers along. (Fantasy/mystery. 10-12)"
In a second brush with the supernatural (following Henry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov, 2016), brainy young sleuth Henry and his faithful chronicler, Adolphus, are kidnapped by undead pirates. Yo ho ho! Read full book review >