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BOOK REVIEW

BINGO EXPLORES THE FARM by Julia King
Released: May 1, 2012

"Bingo leads young readers on a farm adventure that does not disappoint."
A cat named Bingo searches for adventure and finds a lesson in self-discovery—as well as a new friend—in King's thoughtful picture book. Read full book review >

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UNDER PRESSURE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Cover Story: Nonstandard
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 4
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Bonus Factors: Poetry, Potty Humor, Grownups That Care
Anti-Bonus Factor: Standardized Tests
Relationship Status: Gonna Make You(r Brain) Sweat

 

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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A TORNADO FLEW AROUND MY LIVING ROOM
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

Cover Story: Literally
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos! x 2
Bonus Factors:
Portrayal of Domestic Violence, Metal
Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You

Cover Story: Literally

This image is a direct interpretation of the title, with nods to characters ...


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IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST REALITY TV?
by Mandy Wan

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Reality Boy by A.S. King

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale:
5
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Bonus Factors:
Reality TV, SPED, Awesome Grownups
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting, Horrible Sister
Relationship Status: Truly Madly Deeply 

Cover Story: Technicolor Big Face

With reality TV being so integral to ...


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FACING DOWN FEARS WITH HELEN OXENBURY
by Julie Danielson

If you are a fan of the work of British illustrator Helen Oxenbury, now is a good time. “Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations,” says one. “Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of all time,” says another. I refer to the jacket-flap bios of two brand-new Oxenbury-illustrated picture ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
by Julie Danielson

I’ve seen quite a handful of new picture books lately starring dogs, such as Maria Gianferrari’s Hello Goodbye Dog, a spirited tribute to therapy dogs and classroom-reader dogs, illustrated by Patrice Barton, as well as Found Dogs, a sunny counting book for very young children from Erica Sirotich where shelter dogs are united with new family members. Those are but ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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