Search Results: "Kenn Nesbitt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE TOP SECRET GUIDE TO TAKING OVER THE WORLD by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Not even in the same League as Scott Seegert's funnier and far more useful Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World (2010). (Humor. 10-12)"
A phoned-in guide to world domination for the easily amused. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MY BROTHER HAS A MONSTER! by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This title could be a fit for those kids whose imaginations occasionally run amok or those whose memories of actual events get wildly embellished. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A boy is horrified as his older brother collects increasing numbers of scary and creepy creatures—and brings them all in the house! Read full book review >

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MORE BEARS! by Kenn Nesbitt
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A welcome addition to preschool and early-elementary storytimes and a surefire hit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Teachers and librarians searching for sophisticated read-alouds will find much to love in this bear-saturated offering, as will parents looking for a change of pace. Read full book review >

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KISS, KISS GOOD NIGHT by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"With large, sturdy board pages just right for tiny hands, this is a sweet selection for baby's bedtime. (Board book. 0-3)"
One by one, animal mothers tuck their babies into bed, easing them off to dreamland with snuggles and kisses. Read full book review >

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ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME by Kenn Nesbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A dreamy collection of bedtime poems and witty illustrations that's anything but sleepy. (Poetry. 4-10)"
A substantial compilation of new poems for children by over 130 poets. Read full book review >

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GIGANTIC by Marc Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A disappointment, especially for a debut writer with such publishing credentials."
A first collection from a young author whose work has appeared in Harper's and the New Yorker, where he was featured as a 2001 Debut Fiction Writer. Read full book review >

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! by Kenn Compton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"The story is unexceptional, but children will be amused by the good-natured, cartoon-like illustrations. (Note to new artist: Please draw clock faces more accurately!) (Picture book. 3-9)"
A debut book that applies a familiar plot to Santa's post- delivery homecoming: after a search through workshop and house fails to turn up a single elf waiting up for him (though the reader can see them hiding in every picture), a disappointed Santa is preparing to turn in when the cat leads him to a surprise party, just for him. Read full book review >

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JACK THE GIANT CHASER by Kenn Compton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Fun to share; older children may enjoy comparing this with Chase's longer tale and discussing the reasons for the changes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Lifting the last episode of ``Jack and the Giants' Newground'' from Chase's Jack Tales (1943), the Comptons lead into Jack's exploits with a motif from the Grimms' ``Brave Little Tailor.'' Jack has hit seven catfish with a rock, but boasts that he's ``killed me seven with one blow!'' When his impressed neighbors send him off to deal with a troublesome (but gullible) giant, clever Jack's a match for him: challenged to haul the giant's bucket of water, he threatens to move the whole creek; in a knife-throwing contest, he claims he'll hurl the giant's knife over the mountain to his uncle, or not at all. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE CHEYENNE RIVER by John D. Nesbitt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Despite the rising body count, Nesbitt (Dark Prairie, 2013, etc.) keeps it all slow and easy as a gentled horse, making this tale the perfect escape even from other mystery fiction."
A ranch hand looking for work in Wyoming finds employment, true love and murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1997

"He makes us understand the joys of both in this frank, passionate book. (maps and drawings, not seen)"
You may not have found your loins quivering at the thought of a rose-throated becard, but Kaufman (Lives of North American Birds, not reviewed) has, and here he sings sweetly about the birder's ineffable fascination with all things feathered. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2000

"A moving account of science devastatingly and thoughtlessly misapplied, one of the countless tragedies visited on Native America."
A strange, well-recounted tale of scientific arrogance and cultural misunderstanding. Read full book review >

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A TALL STORY AND OTHER TALES by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"An inviting volume, a bit uneven but with much to amuse and enrich. (Short stories. 7-11)"
Eleven stories that first appeared in the 70's in The First, Second, and Third Margaret Mahy Story Books, apparently never distributed in the US. Read full book review >