Search Results: "Jeff Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

PHOEBE & DIGGER by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Nuanced and humorous, this is a worthy addition to the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Phoebe overcomes new-sibling qualms and fear of a playground bully in this emotive and playful story. Read full book review >

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RABBIT'S SNOW DANCE by James Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Kids who are looking forward to a snow day may give Rabbit's chant a try, but hopefully, they will know when to stop. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A long-tailed rabbit who wants a nibble of the highest, tastiest leaves uses his special snow song in the summertime, despite the protests of the other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Through confident brushwork, done in a stylized '50s modern aesthetic, the artist's images reveal sports' deep truths about acceptance, a willingness to try and the intergenerational connections they bring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a new town for a baseball-loving protagonist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND BOOK by Jeff Newman
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Newman, illustrated by Jeff Newman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A lovely tribute to growing up that will endearingly mature with its readers. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Through simple drawings of hands in action, Newman deftly illustrates both the progress of a person's life and the cyclical—and hopeful—nature of the human condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN ONE BALLOON MAKE AN ELEPHANT FLY? by Dan Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A sweet story about connectedness and a willingness to believe in these modern times. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's a mom-and-son trip to the zoo, but mom's preoccupation with her cellphone makes for a lonely time until being present becomes a priority—and then magic occurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUM by Nancy Willard
by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Jeff Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A clever, polished story whose lively illustrations reinforce the retro theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two white boys ply the gumball machine with their quarters, pursuing the elusive silver racer toy in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO! by Ben Newman
by Ben Newman, illustrated by Ben Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A natural as a high-volume storytime ice breaker or lagniappe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Everyone's afraid of something. 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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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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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

JAILBAIT by Lesléa Newman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2005

"Unfortunately, however, the characters are unremarkable and the 1970s setting adds nothing but outdated slang to the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-going-on-sixteen, Andi is bored, lonely and cynical in 1970s suburbia. Read full book review >