Search Results: "John Rosengren"


BOOK REVIEW

HANK GREENBERG by John Rosengren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sensitive look at the cultural impact of the man who once was 'the face of Judaism in America.'"
A veteran sportswriter fondly recalls the life of "the greatest Jewish ballplayer of all time." Read full book review >

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COLD WAR ON MAPLEWOOD STREET by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough story about a moment in history rarely captured in literature, this book doesn't rise above the ordinary. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Cuban missile crisis disrupts a Chicago girl's life. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Sensitive and tender. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A coming-of-age tale gets to the heart of family dynamics in the face of drastic life changes in the earliest days of the Depression. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES by John Martz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Visual learners and younger children alike will pore delightedly over these nearly wordless sequences. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Four whimsical cartoon outings feature an overlapping cast of small anthropomorphic animals artfully placed to lead eyes up, down, around and past page turns to mishaps and surprises. Read full book review >

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TALES OF BUNJITSU BUNNY by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Nonviolence (mostly), the bunjitsu way. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Martial arts high jinks with Bunjitsu Bunny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK...LOOK AGAIN! by John O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"If the laughs come a tad unevenly, come they do: good, absurdist fun with sly, existential winks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Renaissance guy O'Brien (who, in addition to penning New Yorker cartoons and illustrating prolifically for children, plays banjo and lifeguards in North Wildwood, N.J.) delivers wacky vignettes riffing on six professional tropes: farmer, chef, woodsman, knight, doorman and clown. Read full book review >

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THOREAU AT WALDEN by John Porcellino
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 22, 2008

"This graphic portrait will enrich the insight into his life and character afforded by Johnson's fictionalized episodes, or Robert Burleigh's Man Named Thoreau (1985). (bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 10-14)"
Pairing terse extracts from Thoreau's writings with very simple line drawings in squared-off panels, Porcellino artfully presents a compelling sense of the philosopher's voice, his powers of observation and his sensitivity to the world around him. Read full book review >

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BLUE LIPSTICK by John Grandits
POETRY
Released: April 16, 2007

"Necessarily lacking the startling originality of its predecessor, this is nevertheless a playfully worthy companion. (Poetry. 10+)"
After suffering indignities at the pen of little brother Robert (Technically, It's Not My Fault, 2004), big sister Jessie gets her chance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"Illustrated with very simply drawn and colored scenes featuring a bristly haired, surly looking lad whose scowls gradually change to smiles as his reputation improves, this is a cautionary tale that children may want to bring to their parents, rather than the other way around. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Burningham definitely has his eye on an adult audience with this take on the effects of positive and negative reinforcement. Read full book review >