Search Results: "Howard McWilliam"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN by Jodi Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A sandy complement to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Doesn't every child want a dragon? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I NEED MY MONSTER by Amanda Noll
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2009

"A clever anxiety-defuser and an unusually well done double-debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fretting that he won't be able to get to sleep with Gabe, his favorite under-the-bed monster, who has gone off on a fishing trip, a lad holds auditions for a temporary replacement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHMELF THE HANUKKAH ELF by Greg Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Those in search of seasonal stories that contain a blend of Christmas and Hanukkah will find an entertaining tale here. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What! Some good children will not receive Christmas presents? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Irresistible. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
What if an animal's teeth grew into the space where you lost your two front teeth? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HAWKS by Todd McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It portrays in wide-screen format a life until now presented only in sketches. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A pleasingly thorough, if not critically groundbreaking, retrospective of the works and life of Hollywood's most versatile (and, to some cineasts, best) director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, THAT'S MY MONSTER! by Amanda Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"What could be more soporific at bedtime than hairy, green-haired slime ogres with nightlight-orange eyes? (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another round of under-the-bed-boojum auditions from the creators of I Need My Monster (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN AGAIN by Jodi Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It doesn't matter whether or not they can be seen; there's a little bit of dragon inside each of us. Here's to dragon-taming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this companion to When a Dragon Moves In (2011), it turns out that castles of any sort, not just sand, attract dragons, so the soon-to-be-born baby's crib, with its crenellations and turrets at the corners, has an occupant even before mom gives birth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend."
You could make a case that Howard Cosell (1918-1995) was the single most important sports broadcaster ever. You would be right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD THURMAN’S GREAT HOPE by Kai Jackson Issa
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author ends with Thurman's college graduation and never discusses his significance as a strong advocate of nonviolence—but readers may be tempted by the text's very spareness to seek out more information about him and his legacy. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Though rigidly purposeful, this important profile introduces young readers to a Civil Rights Movement figure who should be better known. Read full book review >