Search Results: "Jon Goodell"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICKS! by Sandra Horning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Whether these fowl are feathered friends or future food, they are nourishing. (Informational early reader. 4-7)"
Step by step, a family acquires chicks and watches them grow into chickens old enough to produce eggs and chicks themselves. Read full book review >

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CITY OF TIME by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"Another walloping good read from a master of the trade. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Strange occurrences alert the two main characters from The Navigator (2007) that their enemies, the Harsh, are active and messing with time. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CROW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The attractive cover shows the crow flying past decorated houses, with the title printed in shiny, silver letters that any crow would admire. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The acquisitive habit of an enterprising crow leads to a fully decorated community tree for both townspeople and birds in this holiday story told through short, rhyming couplets. Read full book review >

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THE FROST CHILD by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Here's hoping for another threat to the universe! (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this final volume of the Navigator Trilogy, the Harsh have returned after a very short interval, determined to reverse time permanently and eliminate life from the universe. Read full book review >

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THE ALLEY CAT’S MEOW by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"1214, etc.), this happily-ever-after terpsichorean triumph will leave readers of any age breathless. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Earning stratospheric style points, Goodell (Andiamo, Weasel!, p. 1130, etc.) portrays a pair of high-stepping feline dancers who'd drive Astaire and Rogers to the sidelines. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"A good try nonetheless, and a natural for fans of the likes of Lisa Wheeler's operetta Seadogs (2004), 'staged' by Mark Siegel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With folktale characters crowding the supporting cast, a sturdy heroine sets out to rustle up some gold to save her mine, house and hand from an oily banker in this elaborately staged—if not particularly well-knit—potboiler. Read full book review >

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MOTHER, MOTHER, I WANT ANOTHER by Maria Polushkin Robbins
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2005

"Younger children will adore this now, as they did a generation ago. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classic bedtime story (originally 1978, with illustrations by Diane Dawson) gets a well-earned reissue with handsome new art. Mrs. Mouse tucks baby mouse in and gives him a goodnight kiss—then, responding to his request for "another, mother," she hustles out to round up alternative parents: Mrs. Duck, Mrs. Frog, Mrs. Pig, and Mrs. Donkey, each of whom sings him a lullaby—"Quack, quack, mousie, / Don't you fret. / I'll bring you worms / Both fat and wet." Read full book review >

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ANDIAMO, WEASEL! by Rose Marie Grant
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Italian words, easily understood in context, appear throughout; a glossary is also included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Readers learn a lesson about friendship, self-esteem, and the Italian language in Grant's noteworthy debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Anyone who has ever had a family or a computer can relate to Goodell's story."
Techie journalist Goodell (The Cyberthief and the Samurai, not reviewed) presents a touching family portrait as well as an acute look at the social implications of the information age. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 2006

"Eye-opening and provocative."
Energy crisis? What energy crisis? Didn't President Bush say, "Do you realize we have 250 million years of coal?" Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A frightening, scientifically grounded, and starkly relevant look at how climate change will affect coastal cities."
How the impending rise in sea levels caused by increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the air will make life on the edge of the ocean very different over the next century. Read full book review >

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"A charming, imaginative book; perfect for preteen fans of fantasy."
Goodell and Bright's debut middle-grade novel maps the enchanting land of Bespri, a parallel world brimming with magic, richly portrayed characters and impending danger. Read full book review >