Search Results: "Jeff Kulak"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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BOY OR GIRL? YES.
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Cover Story: Bang Bang

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up with a Blogger Twist

Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Orange County

Relationship Status: Wingwoman

Cover Story: Bang Bang

This cover (and title) is great—it manages to get a key element of Riley’s appearance across without indicating gender ...


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IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Cover Story: After School Special
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Heartbreak and Hope
Bonus Factors: Therapy, Kickass Gram, Diversity
Anti-Bonus Factors: Violent Death, Awful Parents
Relationship Status: Here For You

Cover Story: After School Special

This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKABILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jeff Crosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A snazzy, music-themed twist on a classic story that both children and adults will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the first glimpse of the slicked-up pompadours and hot rods of the Rockabilly Goats, readers will know that they are in for a good time with this rock-'n'-roll interpretation of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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HIPPO! NO, RHINO! by Jeff Newman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Engaging, if mannered. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this oddball but ultimately tender zoo episode, a clueless keeper carelessly posts a sign identifying a rhino as a hippo—to the rhino's loudly expressed objections. Read full book review >