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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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THE END (ALMOST) by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This story lacks the cleverness and originality that make a metafictive picture book successful, though it could be useful as a creative-writing prompt with older children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unimpressive addition to the plethora of metafictive picture books flooding the market. Read full book review >

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EXCEPT IF by Jim Averbeck
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"All the while, he demonstrates that things are often what they seem … except if, of course, they are not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this deceptively simple yet delightful tale, an egg is an egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER BIRDS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nature's flying predators are magnificent creatures,' the author writes, and this is a deserved celebration. (bibliography, metric equivalents) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A baleful osprey holding a rainbow trout in its talons glares at readers from the cover of this elegant introduction to predator birds, Arnosky's latest exploration of the natural world. Read full book review >

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BABIES IN THE BAYOU by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"No one does this better than Arnosky, and here, he is at his best. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A poetic text and soft acrylics present the various baby animals found in a bayou. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Jim LaMarche
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Each of the three main characters and the three dogs has a distinct personality, and children who love dogs (especially those who long for a canine companion) will find this a touching triad. (Picture book. 4-7)"
LaMarche offers three short stories about children and their dogs in this visually appealing, large-format tribute to the powerful connection between kids and canines. Read full book review >