Search Results: "Jimmy Liao"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE STONE by Jimmy Liao
by Jimmy Liao, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, adapted by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An effective allegory for any person who has ever longed for home, however they choose to define it, although perhaps too remote in its metaphor for many children. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From the artist who brought us The Sound of Colors (2006) comes a book by turns haunting and beautiful. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF COLORS by Jimmy Liao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Left unfinished, her journey offers a hint of what it must mean to cope with the darkness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A girl addresses the reader calmly: "A year ago I began to notice that my sight was slipping away." Read full book review >

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I CAN BE ANYTHING! by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An inspired take on a timeless question. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy wonders aloud to a rabbit friend what he will be when he grows up and imagines some outrageous choices. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER WHO ATE DARKNESS by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not exactly entropy in action, but a cozy, if lengthy, bedtime tale nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though bedroom monsters are a dime a dozen, this one's a bit different. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD CHAMPION OF STAYING AWAKE by Sean Taylor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pleasant if unexceptional. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Stella stuffs a month of adventure into a single bedtime. Read full book review >

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FILBERT by Hiawyn Oram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"For fans of Ferdinand and anyone who wants to share the message of celebrating or at least respecting differences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adorable little fiend that looks a bit like a Wild Thing is—disappointingly—anything but. Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >

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SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >