Search Results: "Lane Kenworthy"


BOOK REVIEW

SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AMERICA by Lane Kenworthy
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"Recommended for policy wonks that accept the author's belief in the inevitable expansion of government social spending."
Can America adopt a Scandinavian-style social safety net? Read full book review >

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THE BIG ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Lane Smith
ANIMALS
Released: July 7, 2009

"Ardent fans won't mind—but this could have been better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-known for now-classic works such as The Stinky Cheese Man and newer titles like John, Paul, George & Ben (2006), Smith has to stretch to fulfill his fans' outsized expectations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABE LINCOLN'S DREAM by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An adroit blend of humor, compassion and quiet optimism reflects the statesman's character and make this a first choice for February or anytime. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Smith transcends clichés to present a fresh and intimate glimpse of the 16th president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A BOOK by Lane Smith
by Lane Smith, illustrated by Lane Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Despite Smith's sly title-page introduction of 'jackass' as a legitimate animal label for donkey, this closing gibe refocuses and cheapens the humor into a gratuitous insult that yields no benefit beyond a feeling of superiority. (Picture book. 4-11)"
Saucy hilarity and clever visual characterization make this wide-audience treat delectable until the potentially off-putting final page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAPPY HOCKY FAMILY by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fun for all. (Easy reader. 3-8)"
Seventeen extremely short stories to delight the pre-primer crowd and their younger sibs. Read full book review >

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GLASSES--WHO NEEDS 'EM? by Lane Smith
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The real clincher is not the list but the glasses themselves: on the last spread, everything finally comes clear. The idea may be limited, but the accompanying illustrations are comical and composed with remarkable skill. Offbeat but fascinating. (Picture book. 3+)*justify no*"
In this visually sophisticated look at a boy who assertively debates with a doctor who points out that he needs glasses, the mildly witty text is secondary to a wonderful series of out-of- focus illustrations of various visages equipped with specs: not just Mom, Sis, inventors, and `' `monster-movie' stuntpeople,'' but pink elephants, planets, and potatoes. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU HOLD ME? by Christopher Kenworthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1997

"A frustratingly uneven, though generally promising, debut."
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BOOK REVIEW

BLACK ICE by Andrew Lane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Sherlock Holmes fans will enjoy the electrifying adventure and value the insights into the character traits that make the adult Holmes so fascinating. (Mystery/adventure. 13-17)"
In this third in an ever-improving series, the teenage Holmes plunges right away into an adventure that involves his brother Mycroft and a trip to Russia disguised as a member of a troupe of actors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOTHIC LOLITA by Dakota Lane
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"As the novel progresses, it becomes easier to track the plot, but ultimately this work emphasizes style over substance and its languid pace fails to support its self-proclaimed designation as a thriller. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Atmospherically moody and often confusing, this dual narrative is told from the perspective of two teenage girls: Miya, who lives in Tokyo, and Chelsea, in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF IT GIRLS by Dakota Lane
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Daring but uneven. (Short stories. 12+)"
This innovative combination of photo shoot and short-story collection looks at the "it girl" from the inside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OXYGEN by Nick Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Provocative and complexly argued."
British biochemist Lane (University College, London) examines questions of life and death as seen through the lens of oxygen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE SETTLES THE SOUTH by John Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2016

"A thoughtful, though not fully satisfying, look at 'the collision of the domestic and the returning wild.'"
Southeastern suburbia confronts wild predators. Read full book review >