Search Results: "Kevin Maurer"


BOOK REVIEW

KEVIN by Paul Kupperberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A bubble-gum problem novel for gay preteens which may be innovation enough to warrant purchase. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Though he's president of his class now, Riverdale High's Kevin Keller was a middle school mess. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Since bin Laden was a significant figure, historians will consult this book as a primary source; they, as well as most general readers, will not regret it."
Books on Navy SEALs have poured off the presses for years, but this one has generated national interest and controversy for a reason the title makes clear. Read full book review >

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A PUPPY FOR KEVIN by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A sweetly positive new-pet primer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Aimed at very young readers, a book that's all about caring for a new best friend. Read full book review >

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KEVIN KEEPS UP by Ann Whitehead Nagda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a winning protagonist and an enjoyable cast of characters, Kevin's story makes for a fresh and entertaining chapter book likely to please transitioning readers and give children with ADHD a character to whom they can easily relate. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A boy who just can't stay on track finds himself facing his biggest challenge ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A slam-bang military drama whose unambiguous worldview overshadows the larger questions raised by the facts at hand."
Much like "the day we got Bin Laden," the devil is in the details in this military procedural about one of the few wins of Cold War-era spycraft. Read full book review >

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HUNTER KILLER by T. Mark McCurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An illuminating tale of a pilot on the cutting edge."
An Air Force veteran tells an exciting tale of tracking terrorist leaders by remote piloted aircraft, the future of military aviation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A feel-good, bittersweet memoir with few surprises."
Veterinarian Vogelsang pays tribute to the dogs that have played important roles in her life and professional practice. Read full book review >

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KEVIN AND HIS DAD by Irene Smalls
Released: April 1, 1999

"Hays's artwork is wistful and idyllic, just as this day is for one small boy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There is something profoundly elemental going on in Smalls's book: the capturing of a moment of unmediated joy. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL by Kevin Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Raw-edged honesty at its most revealing and intense."
A noted African-American journalist's account of his hardscrabble youth and its consequences in later life. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF KEVIN MALONE by Suzy McKee Charnas
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1993

"The mix is uneven, but it does make an engrossing story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Amy, 14, is roller-skating in Central Park when Kevin, a tough Irish kid from her old neighborhood, suddenly runs by and pins onto her jersey a trinket he took from her long ago. Read full book review >

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Not for the faint-hearted or those contemplating parenthood."
The bad seed/nurture vs. nature theme updated as a teenaged sniper's mother tries to understand the why behind her son's criminality, in a series of letters to her not so mysteriously absent husband. Read full book review >