Search Results: "Jim Krieg"


BOOK REVIEW

GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2010

"Still, this is a fast-paced read characterized by knowing, kid-friendly humor, and middle-grade readers will enjoy getting to know Hallway Patrolman Carver. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Junior Philip Marlowes or Sam Spades—or readers fed up with schoolyard miscreants—will welcome the exploits of this hard-boiled, seen-it-all seventh-grade "hall cop." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIP CUE by Joyce Krieg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2004

"Shana J. remains what she was in her debut: brash, bouncy, and adrift in lackluster plotting."
Shana J. Bogart, queen of Sacramento Talk Radio, chases a pair of elusive females: a jail-breaking diva and her own enigmatic mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER OFF MIKE by Joyce Krieg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"She deserves a stronger storyline next time out."
At Sacramento Talk, Shauna J. Bogart is still the only full-time, on-air employee "who uses the rest room with the Tampax machine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDING GAIN by Joyce Krieg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"Shauna J. continues to charm. But can anyone out there help with a plot?"
Is the queen of Sacramento Talk Radio eyeing greener pastures? Quick, send in the corpses! Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCARECROW NIXON by Angus Krieg
Released: July 26, 2010

"Unwieldy back stories and grammatical errors hobble an ambitious story of love and war."
A love affair turns into a deadly link to terrorism in Krieg's slim debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARKET BOWL by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Although the text lacks the heft of traditional folklore, the author/illustrator draws on his Peace Corps background to cook up a cautionary, but tasty look at life in Cameroon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yoyo's mother says that no fair price for bitterleaf stew can be refused; to do so risks angering Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOBBLE IT UP! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A CD with Arnosky playing the guitar and singing his song is part of the package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
"You'd gobble them up and they'd taste good" is the repeated line in this jaunty song about animal feeding that invites young children into the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOW DOWN FOR MANATEES by Jim Arnosky
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Though fiction, the story was inspired by an actual event, and the author's customary attention to environmental detail makes it an excellent companion to his All About Manatees (2007) and A Manatee Morning (2000). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pregnant Florida manatee, accidentally injured by a passing motorboat, is rescued and rehabilitated in a tank on land, where she gives birth before both are released back into their canal home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP by Jim LaMarche
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"LaMarche's lovely warm illustrations, in acrylic washes and colored pencil, match his gentle fantasy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy discovers that he has telekinetic powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD AND SWAMPY by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A first look at an unusual habitat and some of its inhabitants. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
"Every mammal sighting in a swamp is a surprise," notes Arnosky as he takes the reader and viewer exploring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT SHARKS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Regrettable. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Arnosky turns his usual artistry and care to a subject sure to find a ready audience. Read full book review >