Search Results: "Jay Kotek"


BOOK REVIEW

CLOUDS OF DREAMS by Jay Kotek
Released: June 9, 2011

"Intriguing ideas highlighted by Kotek's poetry and largely underserved by his prose."
A collection of poetry and prose exploring topics such as love, devotion, pain, truth, fundamentalism, war and death. Read full book review >

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123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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LAST OF THE SANDWALKERS by Jay Hosler
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 7, 2015

"Hosler's sincere excitement in both the pursuit of knowledge and the power of comics makes these bugs eminently memorable. (illustrated cast of characters) (Graphic fantasy. 10 & up)"
Entomologist Hosler offers an epic adventure that delivers an astonishing amount of information in its interstices. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BLUE by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"A beautiful if rather sprawling beach book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jay's distinctive media and style combine to present a wordless, fantastic beach story of adventure and compassion. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE ZOO by Alison Jay
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Children will delight in visiting this magical place, where the wacky animals are the well-deserved premier attraction. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This whimsical zoo is a wonder. Read full book review >

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BEE & ME by Alison Jay
by Alison Jay, illustrated by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sweet bee idyll. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl befriends a lost bumblebee in this wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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Touching the Hem of Heaven by Jay Desind
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Compelling photos whose color, composition, and subjects invite lingering attention.
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Text and photographs document the author's 2010 trip to Nepal, undertaken in hopes of escape and discovery. Read full book review >

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ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA)"
"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1990

Anecdotal, autobiographical, gastronomic jottings from self-described "hired belly" Jacobs—who seems to assume that his near 15 years as Gourmet magazine's New York restaurant critic makes his every bite, peeve, and junket of interest to the perfect strangers he expects to read his book. Read full book review >

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THE STARS CAN WAIT by Jay Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"So much here feels forced and improbable that it's difficult to properly credit the delicacy with which the scenes have been shaped and rendered. Basu is a real stylist, but has yet to prove himself a novelist."
A first-time author's impressive lyric gift graces—but isn't enough to save—this simultaneously underimagined and overplotted debut set in a mining village in occupied Poland during WWII.. Read full book review >