Search Results: "Jeff Ebbeler"


BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS OUT SHABBAT by Sarene Shulimson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This Shabbat-themed celebration of family love prevailing over a 24-hour period sans electricity smoothly communicates the importance of the weekly observance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A surprise snow storm and subsequent power outage make this Shabbat even more special for a little boy visiting his Nana and Papa in their Georgia home. Read full book review >

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ARLO ROLLED by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Gardening goodness, just the ticket for a science storytime or cozy lap reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arlo the pea wants to grow up to find out what he'll be. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUGH OUT LOUD by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2017

"This zany romp through venture capitalism and self-promotion self-identifies as a story 'that kids will love'—but readers will be better served by any of the titles named throughout. (Fiction 7-10)"
Industry juggernaut Patterson invents this fanciful origin story for his kid-lit imprint. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Greed goeth before a fall, however, in a slapstick climax children will relish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse creeps out on Thanksgiving Day as the human family enjoys its post-prandial nap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINCO DE MOUSE-O! by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Ebbeler's color-soaked illustrations avoid stereotypes and are a refreshing approach to Mexican folk art and traditions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse is ready for another fiesta adventure (One is a Feast for Mouse, 2009). Read full book review >