Search Results: "Kevin Poulsen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A compelling ride."
Max "Vision" Butler—currently in a federal penitentiary—once sat atop a billion-dollar criminal empire trafficking in stolen credit-card numbers. How he got there and how the authorities finally managed to topple him is a harrowing tale shot through with technology and tragedy. Read full book review >

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AND THEN THE SKY EXPLODED by David A. Poulsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Yuko's story and her meeting with Christian are worth reading and can start the conversation with young readers about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Christian's first funeral is his great-grandfather Will's, and he's already bewildered when he and his family are leaving the church and run into protesters who call GG Will a murderer because of his involvement in the Manhattan project. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Sweetly low-key and totally accessible. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Billy Miller's second-grade year is quietly spectacular in a wonderfully ordinary way. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming, child-friendly take on the ever-popular new-baby theme. (Early reader. 3-8)"
Penny sings a joyful song that resonates in her happy mouse family. Read full book review >

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MY GARDEN by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just plain perfect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl enjoys helping her mother in her garden, but she knows if she had a garden, it would be something else entirely: no weeds, ever-blooming multicolored flowers with hues she can change with just a thought, chocolate rabbits instead of pests and so on. Read full book review >

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BACKPACK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasing diversion for anyone who's ever lugged a zillion-pound backpack. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tongue-in-cheek history of backpacks from prehistory to the 21st century kicks off O'Malley's comics-inspired collection of four short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING by Kevin Luthardt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An engaging and effective father-son story in which the main characters are black and race is not presented as an issue, this is a charming introduction to the worlds of books, birds and imagination, and an apt choice for parent-child reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a boy reads a book about birds, his imagination takes flight. Read full book review >

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OWEN’S MARSHMALLOW CHICK by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This little work is begging to be nestled among the pastel grasses of any Easter basket, but it does one better than any chocolate rabbit: it can be enjoyed over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN? by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not as cleverly plotted or as elegantly illustrated as Yolen's Piggins series, but with much of the same appeal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mystery in the classic style, written in verse that mimics the familiar rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIS ROYAL BUCKLINESS by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"The verse narrative stumbles a bit, but Hawkes's paintings of his fantasy adventure glow with vitality and humor, while the theme of a small person winning autonomy is dramatized with unusual panache. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hawkes (Then the Troll Heard the Squeak, 1991) tells another ebulliently offbeat tale. ``The giants stole Lord Buckley and crowned him their king''—carrying the lad off to a northern land where they coddle him, but don't ``let him slide or bump or run'' lest he break. Read full book review >

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THE REAL POOP ON PIGEONS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Another feather in McCloskey's cap. (Graphic informational early reader. 5-7)"
Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! (2015) will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade.Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT DOG by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"While this book doesn't do anything new, it's a shoo-in for lovers of dogs and humor: funny and charming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A white child in a dress and a bow lectures readers about how to pick the perfect dog. Read full book review >