Search Results: "Kevin Sites"


BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING WITH WARLORDS by Kevin Sites
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A somewhat nostalgic, still hopeful look at the residue of American intervention in Afghanistan, from a journalist who knows the terrain."
A prominent journalist embedded with the U.S. troops chasing the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001 returns to observe the new facts on the ground. Read full book review >

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IN THE HOT ZONE by Kevin Sites
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"The snapshot format necessarily risks superficiality, but these images and dispatches from the numberless rooms of hell have an undeniable cumulative power."
An online reporter visits some of the world's nastiest places, where wars rage and ordinary people with extraordinary courage suffer unspeakable pain and loss. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"An important book for warriors and the communities that send them to war."
Veterans from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan—including Sites himself as a war correspondent (In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, 2007)—tell their tales of the struggle to survive on and after the battlefield, in the hopes that such storytelling may be a way "to release warriors from the bonds of their own silence." Read full book review >

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WE DIG WORMS! by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Norma Dixon's Lowdown on Earthworms (2005) digs deeper into the subject, but this lays fertile groundwork for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will "dig" them too. Read full book review >

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DESK STORIES by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Silly and irreverent, this collection, with its comic-book format and sometimes disparaging attitude toward school, is sure to attract an audience. (Graphic short stories. 7-9)"
When it comes to school, backpacks and desks go hand in hand, so it is no surprise that O'Malley has followed his Backpack Stories (2009) with this impertinent look at that standard of classroom furniture, the desk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PEEK AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING AT THE ZOO by Kevin Waldron
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A jaunty but disconcertingly adult read-aloud that could generate, along with a few giggles, a discussion of misunderstandings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One morning, Mr. Peek, the mustachioed zookeeper, dons his son's small jacket by mistake, pops a button and spends the next hours feeling fat, old and paranoid. Read full book review >

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WEMBERLY WORRIED by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"Maybe some mouse therapy is called for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a chronic worrier and an extremely anxious young mouse, life is hard for Wemberly. Read full book review >

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LUCKY LEAF by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Youngsters will be able to relate to the young video-gamer, and they'll feel right at home in the comic-book format. (Picture book. 3-8)"
While trying to beat level 20, a young boy's video-gaming gets interrupted by the age-old maternal cry of "Get outside and play!" Read full book review >

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LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The illustrations do an exceptional job of amplifying the text: Lilly dances with excitement, flashes with anger, wanes in remorse, and leaps right off the page with joy. (Picture book. 5+)"
Lilly (Julius, The Baby of the World, 1991, etc.) is back, and in school. Read full book review >

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REMY SNEAKERS VS. THE ROBO-RATS by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A madcap series opener with a wink or two at some topical themes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-8)"
When an evil toymaker threatens to release a fleet of robot pigeon spy drones, it's up to urban raccoon Remy to organize and lead the resistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ghost of the Gods by Kevin Bohacz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"If you thought Immortality was powerful, just wait until you read the sequel."
The fate of humanity may be worse than death in this involving conclusion to Bohacz's (Immortality, 2007) two-part techno-thriller. Read full book review >