Search Results: "Jeff Goodell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 2006

"Eye-opening and provocative."
Energy crisis? What energy crisis? Didn't President Bush say, "Do you realize we have 250 million years of coal?" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Anyone who has ever had a family or a computer can relate to Goodell's story."
Techie journalist Goodell (The Cyberthief and the Samurai, not reviewed) presents a touching family portrait as well as an acute look at the social implications of the information age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS! by Sandra Horning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Whether these fowl are feathered friends or future food, they are nourishing. (Informational early reader. 4-7)"
Step by step, a family acquires chicks and watches them grow into chickens old enough to produce eggs and chicks themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF TIME by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"Another walloping good read from a master of the trade. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Strange occurrences alert the two main characters from The Navigator (2007) that their enemies, the Harsh, are active and messing with time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CROW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The attractive cover shows the crow flying past decorated houses, with the title printed in shiny, silver letters that any crow would admire. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The acquisitive habit of an enterprising crow leads to a fully decorated community tree for both townspeople and birds in this holiday story told through short, rhyming couplets. Read full book review >

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THE FROST CHILD by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Here's hoping for another threat to the universe! (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this final volume of the Navigator Trilogy, the Harsh have returned after a very short interval, determined to reverse time permanently and eliminate life from the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"A charming, imaginative book; perfect for preteen fans of fantasy."
Goodell and Bright's debut middle-grade novel maps the enchanting land of Bespri, a parallel world brimming with magic, richly portrayed characters and impending danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Look, indeed! An energetic invitation to the joys of books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Even an ape knows books can be better than TV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FLY by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Nature red in tooth and claw, though splashes of ketchup are the closest thing to visible gore in these sly vignettes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Frog meets fly, with predictable results—at least the first five times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALLEY CAT’S MEOW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"1214, etc.), this happily-ever-after terpsichorean triumph will leave readers of any age breathless. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Earning stratospheric style points, Goodell (Andiamo, Weasel!, p. 1130, etc.) portrays a pair of high-stepping feline dancers who'd drive Astaire and Rogers to the sidelines. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"A good try nonetheless, and a natural for fans of the likes of Lisa Wheeler's operetta Seadogs (2004), 'staged' by Mark Siegel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With folktale characters crowding the supporting cast, a sturdy heroine sets out to rustle up some gold to save her mine, house and hand from an oily banker in this elaborately staged—if not particularly well-knit—potboiler. Read full book review >