Search Results: "Jeffrey Scherer"


BOOK REVIEW

WHOOO’S THERE? by Mary Serfozo
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2007

"While the small format may disqualify it from group storytimes, this tranquil and engaging bedtime sojourn is just right for one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Standing guard over the forest, stern Old Owl serenades a progression of animals—among them, a hungry raccoon, a hopping frog and a smelly skunk—with the song, "Whooo's there?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Soul Wars by Tommy Scherer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2013

"A breezy sci-fi saga that will delight aficionados of both science and spirituality."
An offbeat novel about a group of spiritually gifted beings that discovers a means to bring their peaceful message to other planets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A valuable contribution."
A writer and former high-school teacher shares her journal descriptions of her own rape and near-murder in a Seattle laundromat, and of the year of emotional chaos and the grueling courtroom trial that followed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DEAD FISH by Jeffrey James
by Jeffrey James, illustrated by Jeffrey James, developed by Jeffrey James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"Makes Arlene Sardine look like My Little Pony.(iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
"The salmon fry swirled and splashed as they scattered, / ‘Spawn and die, spawn and die, spawn and die' they all chattered." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YAMANI: The Inside Story by Jeffrey Robinson
Released: May 29, 1989

Published in Great Britain last year, this extended piece of investigative journalism is not so much a biography of the ex-Saudi Oil Minister as it is an impressionistic review of the man at work. Read full book review >