Search Results: "Kevin Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A fantastic first novel that asks if the kids are alright, finding answers in the most unexpected places."
The grown children of a couple infamous for their ostentatious performance art are forced to examine their own creativity and flaws in the shadow of their unusual upbringing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An intimate, often affecting look back at a group of young men who established an American air superiority that persists to this day."
In his first book, a British journalist tells the story of the airmen who reduced the Third Reich to ashes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUNNELING TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Kevin Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Weird and wonderful stories from a writer who has that most elusive of gifts: new ideas."
A Southern writer with a bent sense of humor offers a fine debut collection of stories, some unlike anything you've read before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT LITTLE WORLD by Kevin Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A moving and sincere reflection on what it truly means to become a family."
That infamous village that's needed to raise a child comes to fruition when a brilliant researcher creates a communal parenting experiment. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >