Search Results: "Jason Zinoman"


BOOK REVIEW

LETTERMAN by Jason Zinoman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"This incisive, illuminating book shows the personal toll that success took on all responsible, the price paid for laughs."
The tale of a tormented TV star and his legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2011

"An engrossing look at an important cultural moment and a valuable addition to the canon of popular film history."
An entertaining history of the metamorphosis of the horror film during the 1970s from a cult genre to a major part of mainstream Hollywood. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE SAINT OF DRAGONS by Jason Hightman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"If they can stop to catch a breath, they'll probably just wait for the movie. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Hightman's dragons are refreshingly evil, directly responsible for all the world's ills: wars, pollution, disasters, crime, corruption, even chronic depression. Read full book review >