Search Results: "Joel Greenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A grim reminder of the many 'reasons why species should be preserved.'"
A shocking account of how the passenger pigeon, a bird found only in North America, became extinct. Read full book review >

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IN DAYS TO COME by Avraham Burg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A heartfelt synthesis of a coming-of-age story, a political jeremiad, a memoir, and a manifesto."
A leftist Israeli activist delivers a singular sermon explaining what needs urgent repair in the Jewish democracy. Read full book review >

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JOEL SALINAS
by Laura Jenkins

Dr. Joel Salinas’ medical school mentor isn’t just a professor of psychiatry who studies the brain and behavior. Dr. Peg Nopoulos is also a combination of twos, threes and fives (heavy on the twos) as well as reds, violets, and oranges. Though that may sound like a psychedelic drug trip or some bizarre new-age reverie, Salinas is simply describing how ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE AZTEC EMPIRE  by Imogen Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"Ineffective and misleading. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-11)"
This comic-book-like synthesis of the Aztec empire surveys the history and culture of one of the major civilizations of pre-Hispanic Mexico. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2007

"Fanciful fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy encounters a fantastical creature, he uses his imagination to keep his new friend entertained. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER by Joel Meyerowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An attractive book that will be most useful as a complement to the film. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
In the manner of Violette Verdy's step-by-step retellings (Of Swans, Sugarplums, and Satin Slippers, 1991), a scrupulously detailed narration explicating what's seen in a full performance of The Nutcracker—in this case, the new film version. Read full book review >

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DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >

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I DREAMED I WAS A DOG by Joel  Nakamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2017

"A messy assemblage of convenient pieces that doesn't add up to a satisfying whole. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dream stories might not be straightforward, but they can be disappointing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

"A beautiful volume that brings words and pictures together in wonderful tributes from artist to artist. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
This unusual poetry anthology is a compilation of 43 contemporary poets' responses to self-selected images, ranging from photographs to sculpture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO RECK'NING MADE by Joanne Greenberg
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"The villains are heavy, heavy, but, still: an accessible tale offering plenty of ammo for the many presently grumbling about the state of our schools."
Greenberg is at her storytelling, hortatory best when involving her characters in isolating circumstances— ``abnormalities'' of birth (the plight of the blind and deaf in the moving Of Such Small Differences, 1988) or, as now, of poverty and also an ideological stance that goes against the tide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 19, 2010

"Hugely informative, sincere and infectiously curious and enthusiastic."
An award-winning food journalist brilliantly dissects the relationship between humans and the four fish that dominate the seafood market. Read full book review >