Search Results: "Kevin Somers"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUNDS TOUGH! by Kevin Somers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

A stand-out early board book uses striking, Roy Lichtenstein-inspired graphics to introduce a gallery of child-pleasing and very noisy machines. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

123 TEXAS by Puck
by Puck, illustrated by Kevin Somers
Released: April 1, 2009

"123 Chicago (ISBN: 978-0-9796213-5-2) applies the same treatment to the Windy City, but with somewhat less success. (6-18 mos.)"
The Cool Counting Books go to the Lone Star State, the numerical tour of which starts, of course, with one star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANER THAN MEANEST by Kevin Somers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"She even makes the rats look sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This pedestrian telling of the mean-witch-goes-good story gets a saving fillip from the delightfully crabbed and scratchy artwork from Bluthenthal (Our Marching Band, p. 745, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOMERS TREATMENT by Gillian Bradshaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Bradshaw (The Wrong Reflection, 2000, etc.) generates considerable suspense over what's going to become of Madhab, though considerably less over who's responsible and why."
Madhab Limbu had the bad luck to be born deaf in a Nepalese village far from the kind of medical care that could have given him hearing as an infant, but the good luck to meet Dr. Janet Morley when he was 12. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >