Search Results: "Lauren Benton Angulo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"A well-told story—and love letter to surfing in Hawaii—about the transformative power of a personal connection."
In her debut, Angulo offers a compelling story of the connection between two surfers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUREN MCGILL’S PICKLE MUSEUM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kids will relish this dilly of a story without a sour note anywhere. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Lauren McGill was absolutely wild about pickles." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS HART BENTON by Justin Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Even those who don't especially care for Benton's work might agree that an artist whose work is so enduringly popular merits a more sympathetic assessment."
Judgmental biography of the controversial American painter. Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END (ALMOST) by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This story lacks the cleverness and originality that make a metafictive picture book successful, though it could be useful as a creative-writing prompt with older children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unimpressive addition to the plethora of metafictive picture books flooding the market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S DO A THING! by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Benton's wacky, off-the-wall humor may not appeal to more staid readers, but for the right audience, this will be an enticing offering. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Victor Shmud, a white child with a toy duck—or is that a chicken, as Victor seem to think?—embarks on an irreverent and ever so strange space adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY FNURGLE? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Share these books with young children who are not quite ready for 'Sue Denim' and Dav Pilkey's Dumb Bunnies or Benton's other books but are poised to move on from Sandra Boynton's board books. (Board book. 2-4)"
The creator of the Dear Dumb Diary series bring his twisted third-grade humor to board books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADLY by William Benton
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An uneven love story, with poetic moments."
In his first novel, poet Benton (Birds, 2002, etc.) delivers a lyrical yet ultimately insubstantial story of an affair singed by mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HANDBOOK by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Eerily plausible, at least until the close. (Fiction? 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Jack's world is rocked by the discovery of a copy of the Secret Parent's Handbook in a neighbor's trash. Read full book review >