Search Results: "Max Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

MINECRAFT by Max Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"For Minecraft fans whose game consoles are broken. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
"Same as it ever was…." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat for fans of 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, The Last Man on Earth and other treasures of the zombie/counterzombie genre."
An "oral history" of the global war the evil brain-chewers came within a hair of winning. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Stuart Smalley

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: He Said

Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, UMass Amherst

Relationship Status: Be My World-Maker

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Whoever designed this cover just gets this book. This isn’t a cut and dry love story; there’s ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDY by Kevin Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Otherwise, this is a psychological page-turner adeptly capturing love's hypnotic feel. (Fiction. YA)"
A gripping, fast-moving love story set in a dangerous underworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSING THE RAIN by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Less of an actual mystery than it first seems, but effectively oppressive. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite too many CAPITALIZED WORDS, this Catcher in the Rye-style narrative told by an English teenager pulled into a murder trial is successfully disquieting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SELKIE GIRL by Laurie Brooks
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"But Brooks, a playwright making her novelistic debut, ultimately pulls off this retelling of the selkie myth with compelling, compassionate characters and creatively detailed descriptions of the terrain above and below the surface of the sea. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Life on Shapinsay Island in the Orkneys is tough for Elin Jean. Read full book review >