Search Results: "Jarrod Becker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GLOW by Jennifer  Bucheit
by Jennifer Bucheit, illustrated by Jarrod Becker, developed by Willow Frog
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2012

"Skip. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A firefly finally gets the hang of glowing by thinking of "his favorite thing to do in the world"—flying. Read full book review >

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The Rise of Dirck Becker by Judith K. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2016

"A satisfying trip back in time takes readers to the Dutch Republic in the 17th century."
In this concluding volume of a historical fiction trilogy set in the 1600s, a farm boy with a remarkable memory pursues a new life in Amsterdam while searching for a girl he encountered as a child. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Meticulous, squalidly atmospheric reconstruction of a landmark case."
A sensational 1912 murder dissected as a watershed event in the history of organized crime in New York City. Read full book review >

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QUEST by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Breathtaking in scope, consider this a wordless testament to the power of not just imagination, but art itself; picture books rarely feel this epic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the coattails of Journey (2013), Becker gleefully expands and details his award-winning fantasyland, growing even more ambitious with his storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE PROPHECY OF THE SEVENTH ELIZABETH by Jarrod L Edge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 2013

"A well-done first installment in a promising Christian-themed action series."
The first book in a fantasy series about a Christian family battling the forces of darkness. Read full book review >

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WINNER TAKES ALL by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Kate juggles new and old friendships. Read full book review >

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RETURN by Aaron Becker
Kirkus Star
by Aaron Becker, illustrated by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fantastic final leg to a reading journey that altered, expanded, and enriched the landscape of children's literature—and surely many young people's lives. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This breathless finale to Becker's Journey trilogy (Journey, 2013; Quest, 2014) takes readers back to the intricate interior of an alternate world where crayons wield power. Read full book review >

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KATE THE GREAT EXCEPT WHEN SHE'S NOT by Suzy Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Although amusing and easy to relate to, Kate's fifth-grade experience could use more dramatic flair. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this heavily illustrated, comic slice-of-life novel aimed at girls, Kate Geller, almost 10, struggles to be a good daughter, sister, friend, student, Junior Guide and flute player. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY by Aaron Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An imaginative adventure story whose elaborate illustrations inspire wonder, careful examination and multiple reads. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ignored by her digitally distracted family, a girl draws a red door on her bedroom wall and steps through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANNY’S COWS by Suzy Becker
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Easily the most memorable ruminant retreat since David Kirby and Allen Woodman's The Cows Are Going To Paris (1991), illustrated by Chris Demarest. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a teacher's suggestion and weary of the udder sameness of a dairy farmer's year, young Manny impulsively bustles his 500 cows onto buses for an end-of-school excursion to Niagara Falls. Read full book review >

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LOSING HELEN by Carol Becker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A book written as much or more for the author as for any readership, but those going through similar trials will take much solace from the author's story."
A short and powerful evocation of a mother's death and of the events immediately preceding them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRK DARING, SECRET AGENT by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A clever romp that's enhanced, not lessened, by its message. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With his double life in danger of exposure, Darren Dirkowitz, aka Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, must complicate his personal life in order to keep his secrets. Read full book review >