Search Results: "Jeff Kulak"


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STARTING FROM SCRATCH by Sarah Elton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A lively and informative introduction to food, great for browsing while avoiding shopping or dreaming up the next meal. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
For young people beginning to take an interest in cooking, Canadian food writer Elton offers an overview of the world of food, a context for kids' adventures in the kitchen. 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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LEARN TO SPEAK FILM by Michael Glassbourg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Readers may come away knowing how to talk the talk, as the title promises, but little more. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A quick overview of how movies are made, offering encouragement and generic advice rather than specific information. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"The whole is written in a gender-neutral tone, without condescension but with a certain number of assumptions about access to technology and tools like cameras and sewing machines. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The third in a series of lively approaches to creative endeavors (Learn to Speak Dance, by Ann-Marie Williams and illustrated by Jeff Kulak, 2011, etc.), this offers genuine advice amid a sea of exclamation points. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The occasional mini-playlists and rare specific tips won't give budding musicians, producers and agents much to work with, and there are no addresses or other resource lists. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Rightly observing that "there's always room for one more song, one more voice," Crossingham offers encouragement and advice for young rock-star wannabes based on his years of touring and recording with several indie bands. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The enormous popularity of dance and music videos and TV dance competitions should provide a ready and eager audience of children and teens who love to move. (index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
From ballet to breakdancing and from backyard to Broadway, a guide to all aspects of practice, production and performance. 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 >

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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 >

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ARE YOUR EARS ON YOUR KNEES? by Betty Kohlman
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A fun way to blend facts about bugs with a classic children's fiction theme."
Kohlman's picture book celebrates the differences that make each creature—or person—unique while providing interesting insect facts. Read full book review >

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THE MANHATTAN HUNT CLUB by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Readers unfamiliar with earlier versions may well be carried away, mainly by the immense research Saul has put into his tunnels and underground societies, less so by the strained melodrama."
Saul's new suspense brainchild rips off Richard Connell's much admired 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," a work so boredom-proof that this takeoff is no dangerous gambit. Read full book review >