Search Results: "Jeffrey Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"An extremely readable and handy primer on the pros and cons of surveillance: less a civil liberties screed than a call for simple common sense."
How many cameras have filmed you today? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2017

"An intense, important read for anyone interested in the American government's misguided efforts at Guantánamo."
Two former detainees of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp come forward with their stories after being declared innocent and freed. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. 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

I TEXT DEAD PEOPLE by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Good, ghostly fun. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Anna has just moved into the creepy mansion next to the cemetery and has hopes of making friends in her posh new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMELOT BURNING by Kathryn Rose
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2014

"Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept's so high it floats, but that doesn't mean people will want to jump up and catch it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
It's not your father's Camelot: Tattooed knights in eye makeup and piercings party hearty, downing absinthe and ogling hussies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIMCHI AND CALAMARI by Rose Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasoned with familiar angst-provoking adolescent preoccupations—dating and embarrassing parents—Joseph's story makes for an entertaining fictional stew. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When his eighth-grade class is assigned to write about their ancestors' journey to America, Joseph Calderaro has a problem: Who are his ancestors? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCKY ROAD by Rose Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Readers who connected with Lisa Schroeder's It's Raining Cupcakes (2010) will find this familiar terrain. (ice-cream recipes, 'Ice Cream Flavors and the Inner You') (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yet another story about a gutsy and resourceful girl who overcomes her dysfunctional family environment with hard work and the help of her community. Read full book review >