Search Results: "Kevin Belford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1996

"Belford doesn't manage an answer. (87 photos and illustrations)"
A very, well, anemic account of the life of the man who wrote the ultimate vampire tale, from the biographer of Edwardian novelist Violet Hunt (1990). Read full book review >

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CANNED AND CRUSHED by Bibi Belford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Overstuffed, as many first novels are, but fitted with an admirable, funny protagonist. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this never-a-dull-moment debut, pride and stubborn enterprise carry a brash young immigrant through both school and family troubles, as well as embarrassing errors in judgment. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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BASEBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Still, as well as a browser's delight, a wide-angled, if fragmentary and heavily pixelated, overview of the sport as it was and is today. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Even confirmed students of the sport will have something to learn from this fannish assemblage of baseball facts and trivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Five toys ranged on a windowsill exemplify existential pleasure. Read full book review >

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PANDA-MONIUM AT PEEK ZOO by Kevin Waldron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"In spite of this misfire, few will be able to resist this sweet tale of adult incompetence and youthful problem-solving skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade, a party and a panda veer tenuously close to a disastrous fiasco in this charming sequel. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Another gem. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Whose marble is it? Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER DOLL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A doll of a beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Following Penny and Her Song (2012), Henkes delivers an even stronger slice of anthropomorphic mouse life for beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH GOES TO NEW YORK by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"A memorable excursion for city residents and would-be tourists alike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Still called "Toddie" (though now he looks more like a preschoolah), the Bunyanesqe Mainer first met in The Wicked Big Toddlah (2007) tours the Big Apple—both with and without his normal-sized parents. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Lynne Bertrand's New Hampshire-based Granite Baby (2005). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Setting and plot play equal roles here, as Hawkes pays tribute to his home state of Maine in the course of a big sister's affectionate account of her outsized little brother's first year or so. Read full book review >