Search Results: "Jack Horner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Evo devo for the everyday reader, with the personal stuff adding color needed to sustain a skirmish with molecular paleobiology."
Brash, world-renowned paleontologist confesses that if he had his druthers, he'd "Bring ‘em Back Alive." Read full book review >

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POLLY AND THE NORTH STAR by Polly Horner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Any young reader with an affinity for arctic animals will find plenty to coo over here, and the joy shared by parent and child at their reunion will leave a warm glow. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pining child dreams of her absent father in this deeply felt debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Ninjas can divide by zero,' the cast sings while flinging food-coloring-and-corn-syrup blood at the audience, and both Cass and readers laugh through tears. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Cass doesn't really think a cross-country bike trip will make her best friend Julia any less dead, but it will get her away from reformed bully Heather, who tormented Julia all through middle school. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KID PRESIDENTS by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Lively but not reliable. (index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Stories from their child and teen years reveal that U.S. presidents were kids like any others­—with hobbies and families and escapades both amusing and alarming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

"Must reading for dinosaur fans."
A top dinosaur paleontologist spins wondrous tales about his fieldworkand ponders what it means. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY MAN A TIGER by Tom Clancy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1999

"An absorbing, detailed, and useful study of soldiers under stress and deadly events that tested their courage, determination and efficiency."
Bestselling novelist and nonfiction military author Clancy (A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier, 1999, etc.) partners with Horner, a Vietnam fighter pilot who rose to general and commander of the Desert Storm air offensive, to narrate the Gulf War from the top commanders" vantage point. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

KID ATHLETES by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Uneven to forgettable. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Short vignettes skim through the childhoods of a gathering of sports heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID ARTISTS by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Noncanonical entries make this a natural companion or follow-up for Kathleen Krull's essential Lives of the Artists, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (1995). (bibliography) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
For budding artists, here's a heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KID AUTHORS by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Lively glimpses of formative moments and budding talents. (index and bibliography not seen) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Sixteen young authors-to-be face challenges ranging from bullies to a really big spider in this series' fourth entry. Read full book review >