Search Results: "Jim Schutze"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"A gripping story that deserves the hand of a master."
A real-life tale of the kind of crime every picked-on kid dreamed of in high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Lazy, lackluster reporting of a run-of-the-mill crime. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sodden, clumsy look at a murder that is best summed up by its tabloid subtitle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1992

"Numbing. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
The slender story of a messy Dallas divorce—husband hires hit man—that Dallas Morning News reporter Schutze pumps up to the size of an ascent balloon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Though in many ways parallelling Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted (1992), Schutze's investigations into a potentially riveting true-crime scenario remain tabloid shallow. (Twenty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Involving but unsatisfying chronicle of the murderous career of a Bible Belt Borgia. 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

WHERE'S MY FNURGLE? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share these books with young children who are not quite ready for 'Sue Denim' and Dav Pilkey's Dumb Bunnies or Benton's other books but are poised to move on from Sandra Boynton's board books. (Board book. 2-4)"
The creator of the Dear Dumb Diary series bring his twisted third-grade humor to board books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROZEN WILD by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A welcome addition to the eye-catching series that began with Wild Tracks (2008). (suggested reading) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Continuing his exploration of the world around us, a wildlife artist takes readers to icy polar habitats far from his Vermont home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOTH & CLAW by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Smartly focused on characteristics that will most interest young animal admirers, this is an attractive addition to a popular series. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Powerful acrylic paintings and detailed pencil sketches introduce awe-inspiring predators whose jaws and claws support their carnivorous diets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THIS VERY MOMENT by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Children lucky enough to encounter this book will feel connected, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With a gentle rhythm, unforced rhymes and near rhymes and perfect pacing, this bedtime story encourages children to think, dream and wonder about the lives of animals in the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT MANATEES by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A well-researched addition to both libraries and junior naturalists' shelves. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Part of the launch of Scholastic's republishing of Arnosky's All About...books in paperback, this displays all the trademark characteristics that have made the author such a staple in the nature and animal sections of libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING THE COAST by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"As such, it will disappoint readers in search of hard facts about salt marshes, but those who want to spend some time on the road with one of children's literature's most enthusiastic observers of nature will be rewarded. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Follow the author and his wife on their annual drive from Florida to Delaware as they travel from salt marsh to salt marsh, observing and sketching the wildlife therein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE WILD WESTERN SKY by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

This companion piece to Following the Coast (2004) takes the author-illustrator and his wife out into the Great American West, photographing and sketching cacti, cowboys, arroyos and wildlife. Read full book review >