Search Results: "Manny Howard"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2010

"An occasionally snarky, consistently engaging experiment in environmental science."
A magazine journalist cultivates a farm in his Brooklyn backyard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 1996

"A modest and likeable narrator, Twofeathers avoids the self- righteous polemics sometimes found in this genre, and while the gorier sections are initially jolting, his aplomb in withstanding pain and coming back for more lends a certain normalcy to this ritual."
A casual account of intensely painful ceremonial rituals that provide pathways to the spiritual world of the Shoshoni and Lakota peoples. Read full book review >

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RATTLESNAKE by Manny Rubio
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A particularly handsome work of natural history."
Rubio, a photographer, provides some 250 color photographs of North American rattlesnakes, as well as a useful, succinct summary of what's known about rattlesnake evolution, anatomy, and behavior. Read full book review >

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Wake Up—God’s Talking to You by Manny Dean Fernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2014

"Although this Christian-themed guide lacks specific how tos, it may still inspire readers to pay closer attention to their dreams."
A Bible teacher with a passion for studying dreams tells of his lifelong interest in what he believes are unique messages from God. Read full book review >

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HENCH 2012 EDITION by Adam Beechen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Gets beneath the mask and tights to humanize the henching life."
For once, the henchman gets to tell his origin story in this beautifully rendered graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE HUBBUB ABOVE by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The United Nations could use a Sydney—most households could, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heavenly quiet on the 52nd floor, high above chaotic Manhattan, is shattered when the new upstairs neighbors turn out to be elephants. Read full book review >

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MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS FIVE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A quietly comic work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jeremy tells what his life was like when he was five. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS TROUBLE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of wordplay into the brief text to complement his playful, loosely drawn illustrations, Howard produces another child-friendly episode, this one with an underlying message about parental expectations and being allowed to be one's own fool. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another perceptive, deceptively cartoonish tale from Howard. Read full book review >

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A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >