Search Results: "Jeremy Dean"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Making changes does take longer than we may expect—no 30-day, 30-pounds-lighter quick fix—but by following the guidelines laid out by Dean, readers have a decent chance at establishing fulfilling, new patterns."
Self-help on establishing new daily routines. Read full book review >

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOO HOO BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"This selection will resonate with listeners, who will likely cringe as Bird mistakenly offers, yet again, to be on the receiving end of another game of catch. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tankard's latest will tickle the funny bones—and tug at the heartstrings—of its young audience. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >

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ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"You buy! (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Me hungry!" whines a Stone Age lad. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Since imitation is a trademark of toddlerhood, keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Bird is grumpy. Read full book review >

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21 by Jeremy Iversen
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Instead, there's only choppy prose for a disaffected protagonist. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparse, artsy language illustrates partier Bret's 21st birthday. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF AFRICA by Jeremy Harding
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Harding's empathy for his subjects' suffering is creditable, but their fate, as well as that of the continent he so obviously loves, get losts in a text that wanders, jumps, and never quite gets in focus. (Maps)"
A series of set-pieces that graphically illustrate—but less successfully illuminate—the terrible tangle of ancient legacies and contemporary politics that threaten Africa. Read full book review >

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OTHER PASTS, DIFFERENT PRESENTS, ALTERNATIVE FUTURES by Jeremy Black
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"Black's academic style can drag readers down in certain dry and wordy sections. However, his scholarly outlook on history today, its ambiguity and uncertainty, the need of analyzing, interpreting, and reinterpreting events, makes it well worth fighting through slow patches to appreciate his extensive store of knowledge."
A dense study of counterfactualism and its use in the practice of history. Read full book review >

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IN SUMMER by Jeremy Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Good-natured but unassuming to a fault."
A lackadaisical recounting of a midwestern boy's summer between high school and college—and a letdown after the endearing exuberance of Jackson's earlier Life at These Speeds (2002). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1996

"A curiosity that will interest obsessive fans but confuse the uninitiated. (150 two-color illustrations; 1 gatefold)"
Fans of Mary Shelley's novel and the many movies it's engendered will find little new in this lavishly designed faux journal by the famously mad scientist. Read full book review >