Search Results: "Kevin Pollak"


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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Pleasant but inessential."
Pollak, the busy character actor and comedian, recounts his career in show business in this fitfully amusing but innocuous, mostly forgettable memoir. 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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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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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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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 >

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ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME. KEVIN. by Kevin Keck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Laugh-out-loud memoir that also offers serious food for thought for those tempted to seek the comforts of home when negotiating the trials of adulthood."
Another irreverent coming-of-age saga from Keck (Oedipus Wrecked, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE COLOMBO BAY by Richard Pollak
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"An unfair comparison, perhaps, for Pollak writes with an eminently serious purpose. He tells a story worth hearing, especially for readers interested in the grittier details of globalization and in true tales of the high seas."
Let us go down to the sea—in containers. Read full book review >