Search Results: "Jason Robert Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

TICKETY TOCK by Jason Robert Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"However enjoyable it sounds aloud, however, its message—of the value of second chances and stopping to live life in the now—seems aimed more at adults than children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Tailor Schmuel learned to make time useful, to work and not stop "until that old clock says so!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

13 by Jason Robert Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"By the end, Evan's Bar Mitzvah has gone well, a sign that he is leaving the 'mishegoss' about being cool and popular behind him. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"No one said becoming a man was easy," Rabbi Weiner tells Evan Goldman during preparations for his Bar Mitzvah. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRIVING THE HEART by Jason Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"New wine that needs aging: overwritten, ponderous, and crammed with the sorts of platitudes (—It seems that what we know makes us sad and what we don—t know is who we are—) that only undergraduates could find profound."
A debut collection of 13 stories, most of them portraying the unhappy domestic life of contemporary Americans. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

One of ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2014

"'Our view is…a deeply cynical one,' write the authors, and is 'unlikely to change anything about how people argue publicly about their preferred policies.' However, this disturbing book may provoke debate, dismay and considerable anger."
An examination of how selfishness and self-deception characterize political thinking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWAKENED HOURS by Robert Jason Dick
Released: May 22, 2008

"Uneven but solid verse."
A brief but wide-ranging collection of meditative poetry, The Awakened Hours features a few clunkers but more than a few gems. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WOLF PACK OF THE WINISK RIVER by Paul Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2009

"This eat-or-be-eaten tale of wolves and assorted anonymous human characters reveals a deep and resonant story about nature of both the wild and human sort. (Fiction. 8-14)"
This debut novel, told in free verse without anthropomorphism or sentiment, will rivet readers with its story of Wolf, a lone alpha male whose life partner was killed two years earlier by a black bear. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY MEN by Margaret Wise Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They make pleasing counterpoints to a classically framed lullaby. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another from Brown's canon of bedtime books, full of lulling cadences and rhythms. Read full book review >