Search Results: "James Yang"


BOOK REVIEW

JOEY AND JET IN SPACE by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A subtle, and much-needed, push for imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joey and Jet's previous adventure was a clever way to teach young children about prepositions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOEY AND JET by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A game of fetch teaches young children how to describe locations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUZZLEHEAD by James Yang
by James Yang, illustrated by James Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"Colorful, digitally rendered, geometric creatures scamper and play abstractly like a Calder mobile, but the text is rather flat, and the message is either intriguingly multifaceted or just, well, puzzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world is ripe for exploring with friends, but Puzzlehead (his head is a toppled capital E) can't seem to find his groove. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILD IT UP AND KNOCK IT DOWN by Tom Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Part of the Harper Growing Tree series that comes complete with 'tips for reading and sharing.' (Picture book. 2-3)"
Two little boy figures get together for a play date in a simple, repetitive text that emphasizes opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YANG THE YOUNGEST AND HIS TERRIBLE EAR by Lensey Namioka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"De Kiefte's frequent impressionistic drawings are a plus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Youngest of four in a musically gifted family, Yingtao is miserable because he's tone-deaf—a fact denied by his father, who obtusely persists in trying to teach him the violin. Read full book review >