Search Results: "John Shroades"


BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOCLAUS by Janet Lawler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young dino devotees will enjoy the rhyming text and the dramatic combination of Christmas, dinosaurs and steaming hot lava. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tyrannoclaus is the Santa of the dinosaur world, and he's having a bad Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAUR TAMER by Carol Greathouse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yessiree, it's the finest dino-meets-cowboy yarn since Betty G. Birney's Tyrannosaurus Tex, illustrated by John O'Brien (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Greathouse takes readers back to the Really Old West for an outsized dustup between T.Rex, "the rip-roarin'est, snip-snortin'est reptilian that ever did stomp the earth," and young Rocky, a dino tamer able to rope even Stegosaurus with his thousand-foot, crocodile-hide lariat since he was he was "knee-high to a Pterodactyl egg." Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AT THE NORTH POLE by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fizzy and light series fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is Emmy the dragon's first Christmas, and she is determined to meet Santa Claus even if she must travel all the way to the North Pole to do it. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON IN THE SOCK DRAWER by Kate Klimo
ANIMALS
Released: July 22, 2008

"The characterization is black-and-white in this mild adventure story for readers who have not yet graduated to fuller fantasies. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
What is it about dragons that so appeals to children and fantasy readers? Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON IN THE DRIVEWAY by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Young dragon enthusiasts may start with this adventure but will surely be eager for more. (Fantasy. 7-10)"

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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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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS by John O'Leary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A long way from 'just right.' (Pop-up folk tale. 2-4)"
The familiar tale is pressed into service as a vehicle for introducing colors. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING AT THE STARS by John Hendrix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timed with the centenary of World War I but a lesson for always, Hendrix's tale pulls young readers close and shows the human side of war. (introduction, glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book. 7-12)"
A fictionalized account—based on letters from and interviews with actual soldiers—of the holiday cease-fire during World War I. Read full book review >

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BLIZZARD by John Rocco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A kid is the hero in this tale of ingenuity and bravery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers will be tickled by a young boy's resourcefulness in this story of how he and his family survive a monumental blizzard. Read full book review >