Search Results: "Jason Axtell"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. BIG by Matt Dembicki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Solid science-based adventure. (foreword, introduction, afterword) (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Pond dwellers beware! Mr. Big's on the prowl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM'S WORKSHOP by James Axtell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A thoroughly researched and vigorous history of an institution that has 'gained new vigor and proliferated progeny not only in the United States but around the globe.'"
A celebration of America's elite research universities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRUITS by Valerie Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"His first picture book makes bold use of flamingo pinks, pumpkin oranges, key lime aquas, and shiny slicker yellows to season the visual palette from cover to cover, including the apple-red fences on the endpapers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
From half a pawpaw to ten bananas, a cornucopia of ripe, colorful Caribbean fruits prove irresistible to a young girl and her little sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A beautifully made picture book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAND CANYON by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beautiful but, sadly, not as immersive as Chin's fans may hope. (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Starting from their campsite at the bottom of the 1,000-foot-deep Inner Gorge, an Asian-American child and her dad traverse three separate habitats until they arrive at the South Rim, 22 miles later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY AND KUNG FU SANDWICH by Jason Bays
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A zanily cluttered exploration of format and style that transcends its pages into the digital world. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In this action-packed graphic offering, a nervous young boy and his fearless robot companion fight to save everyone's favorite sandwich fixings from a nefarious fowl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace. (Fiction. 11-18)"
With his mother newly dead, a job in a funeral home somehow becomes the perfect way for Matthew to deal with his crushing grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF SHADOWS by Jason Wallace
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"In its portrayal of race relations in a wounded country as well as of the ugly power dynamics of a community of adolescent boys, this novel excels, bringing readers up to the grim, uncertain present with mastery. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A boarding-school story set in the aftermath of the Rhodesian Civil War examines evil from all sides and provides no easy answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTERCLOCKWISE by Jason Cockcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sadly, many Briticisms have been Americanized for publication on these shores. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Nathan's life changes when his mother is hit by a bus and dies. Read full book review >