Search Results: "Larry Martz"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Let the casting begin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Familiar tropes get turned on their furry little ears in this barbed, video-ready rock-and-roll tale. Read full book review >

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TO KNOW THE TRUTH by Larry Martz
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"A compelling mystery set in an industry that has radically changed over the past 50 years."
In Martz's (Making Schools Better, 1997) first novel, a journalist in 1950s Detroit gets entangled in a mystery involving a murdered child, corrupt union organizers and a mayoral campaign. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A book full of human interest, designed to inspire more teachers and parents to take one small step for the children that could lead to a giant step for American schools."
An upbeat look at a dozen schools where innovative programs are boosting academic performance and helping troubled students at the same time. Read full book review >

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LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

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YOUNG LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The illustrator's arctic landscapes are unusual and pleasing, and though her animals are barely sketched, they convey the bulk of the bears as well as their human-like postures and their playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Pinkwaters (Wallpaper from Space, 1996, etc.) combine facts and hilarious fancy, enriched by the author's knack for turning a phrase. Read full book review >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

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SLEEPOVER LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Polar bears, you know, love to dance: 'Floy doy, floy doy, floy doy.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The Pinkwaters bring back Larry the polar bear, veteran of much foolishness and fan of blueberry muffins and cod pizza. Read full book review >

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DANCING LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"The ridiculousness is broadened by Jill Pinkwater's pen-and-ink artwork: Larry was clearly born to legwarmers, and Madame Swoboda is a smoky vision straight from Central Europe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pinkwaters' Larry is a polar bear of many parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY LARRY LIZARD by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"A limited set of animations and interactive effects expertly leveraged into an engaging experience for the very youngest app-heads. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
From Down Under, a delight for the diaper-clad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2013

"Pleasant enough beach reading for romantics and believers in fate but probably not for fans of Larry David."
Light, summery memoir of a journey toward healing from a relationship gone slightly sour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOTE FOR LARRY by Janet Tashjian
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"This can stand on its own, but those new to Larry's world will want to read the previous installment as well. (Fiction. YA)"
In this companion to The Gospel According to Larry (2001), Larry's back from the dead and running for president. Read full book review >