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

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

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

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A curious but irresistible mix of soulful sincerity and glitter-sleaze that could sell through the roof."
Somers continues the campaign against child abuse that she began with her forceful autobiography, Keeping Secrets (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE by Jeff Somers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An action-filled urban fantasy that offers absorbing storytelling in a gritty atmosphere of crime and a merciless, often ugly, magic built on violence."
In this hefty and insistently entertaining novel, Somers (Chum, 2013, etc.) creates a world of seedy urban crime that develops into a violent epic with the help of an intriguingly bloody magic system.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Starved by Michael Somers
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An intriguing, if not always emotionally engaging, story of a serious teen problem."
Somers' debut young-adult novel follows a teenage boy from sickness to tenuous health as he battles an eating disorder and the problems that helped create it. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >