Search Results: "Max Bazerman"


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THE POWER OF NOTICING by Max Bazerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As with Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and David Foster Wallace, Bazerman winningly recommends the exigent art of seeing—what is there, what isn't—with both skepticism and sensitivity."
Harvard Business School professor Bazerman (Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do About It, 2012, etc.) unspools the many benefits of widening our areas of focus, particularly when it comes to decision-making matters. Read full book review >

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FROG IN WINTER by Max Velthuijs
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A charming model of friendly accommodation to differences, fine for group sharing or independent reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The appealingly naive frog-person who debuted in Frog in Love (1989) is astonished, one morning, to find the world white and the river frozen (```I won't be able to wash,' he thought, shocked''). Read full book review >

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FROG AND THE BIRDSONG by Max Velthuijs
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 1991

"The quiet blend of curiosity, respect, and joy in Velthuijs's text is enhanced by the simplicity of his bright, beautifully designed art. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The hero of Frog in Love (1989) deals with another rite of passage after he finds a dead bird. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ZUCCHINI by Max Grover
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Attractive, if not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grover's first is ``An Unexpected Alphabet,'' with pairings (``Fork fence''; ``Vegetable volcano'') that occasion amusing surreal paintings in crayon-bright colors. Read full book review >

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MAX'S WACKY TAXI DAY by Max Grover
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Grover's intense palette and artwork have instant appeal, but the vibrant colors are doing all the work and can't compensate for the stodgy text. (Picture book. 7+)"
Grover (Circles and Squares Everywhere!, 1996, etc.) mines wordplay with plenty of energy and color, but the sequence of events, concepts, and images are forced and clanky. Read full book review >

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BEAR WITH ME by Max Kornell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, a sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Owen's world is perfect until his parents decide to add a bear to their family. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT WITH THE SKY BLUE EARS by Max Bolliger
Released: March 1, 1989

Embarrassed about his unusual ears, the rabbit keeps to himself; his only friend is the moon. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MAX BRAND by Max Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Not every story is a winner, but this diverse collection proves that the King of the Pulps could spin almost any kind of tale successfully."
Eighteen short stories from Frederick Faust, who wrote nearly 900 pieces of fiction—most of them pulp westerns—under the name of Max Brand (The Black Signal, 1986, etc.) and 20 other pseudonyms between 1917 and his death in 1944. Read full book review >

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SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Max Egremont
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' Owen asked in his 'Anthem for Doomed Youth.' For Egremont, the poems serve as 'holy glimmers' of lives lost and as powerful protests against the hell of war."
Poetry reveals the devastating trajectory of war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"These well-turned vignettes of a transplanted cityman won't bump E.B. White or Noel Perrin from the top shelf, but they have an enduring simplicity and allure."
Fast-track editor Alexander downshifts to the back-road life of a Maine farmer, though he keeps his journalist's pen busy. Read full book review >