Search Results: "Joshua S. Brunet"


BOOK REVIEW

I'M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG by Leslie Braunstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An interesting take on discrimination and acceptance that will introduce young readers to the sound of an influential musical group. (illustrator's note, three-song CD) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Braunstein's song about racial tolerance comes to 21st-century readers in this picture book, which would not be complete without the enclosed CD recording by Peter, Paul and Mary. Read full book review >

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CAT IN THE NIGHT by Madeleine Dunphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Intriguing peek into the secret life of cats. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A cat relies on his senses during a nocturnal foray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Optimistic, useful history of diplomacy as counterweight to brutality."
A surprising study that suggests warfare is decreasing and growing less intense, coupled with a strident defense of peacekeeping and the United Nations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Be prepared to shoulder a burden, then, one likely to grow heavier and heavier for years and years to come."
Spoiler alert: the answer to the subtitle is "through the nose, forever." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Great fun for fans of Alex Rider, or such outings as Carol Hughes's Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves (2001). (Fiction. 10-14)"
The wild South Seas rumpus begun in Operation Red Jericho (2005) carries on as teen sibs Becca and Doug MacKenzie fetch up by chance on a remote island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRK AND THE PELOTTI GANG by Joshua Doder
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Pure adventure fun, new readers will want to go back to the first installment and look forward to the promised third in Spring 2008. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A boy, a dog and a trio of notorious Brazilian bank robbers are the ingredients for this fast-paced sequel to A Dog Called Grk (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM MAGIC by Joshua Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Gothic repast for connoisseurs of tenebrous tales, dark arts, and black eyeliner. (map, cast of characters, illustrations) (Fantasy. 9-13)"
After the murder of her immediate family by a jealous uncle, 13-year-old Lady Lilith "Lily" Shadow of Gehenna's Castle Gloom was handed the reins of royal rule in Shadow Magic (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"Engaging exposé of an underground world less glamorous and more intricate than its Hollywood representations."
Skillfully rendered overview of the startlingly complex world of art fraud and thievery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATRIMONY by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Ragged, but it gets to you and stays with you. Expect even better things from Henkin in the future."
The second novel from the Brooklyn-based author of Swimming Across the Hudson (1997) is an appealing story of romance, wedlock, personal and spousal conflict and growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

To New Yorkers, this is a local story, focused on one of the largest retail clothing stores in Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A chilling portrait of a country under siege and one man's defiance."
The tale of a devoted collector of manuscripts who outwitted militant jihadis. Read full book review >