Search Results: "Max Schoening"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A valiant effort of research and consolidation."
Bleak first-person accounts of violence and displacement in Colombia over many decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Sara Cohen-Scali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Horrific atrocities—and the ghastly realities of any war—seen through the eyes of a child with heartbreaking cognitive dissonance pack a wallop. (Historical fiction. 15-18)"
The education of a young Nazi, from fetus to 9-year-old. Read full book review >

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MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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MAX by Ken Wilson-Max
by Ken Wilson-Max, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Wilson-Max keeps the paper engineering simple; his cast is affable, but under-utilized by the format. (Board book. 2-5)"
A board book with pull-tabs and flaps neatly outlines a child's unconventional but loving family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MAX by Sally Grindley
by Sally Grindley, illustrated by Tony Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A tribute to the power of letter-writing and imagination. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Max strikes up a friendship with his favorite author, D.J. Lucas in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX EASTMAN by Christoph Irmscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2017

"A well-documented examination of a once-prominent radical."
An intimate portrait of a noted public intellectual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDDY MAX by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Not a slick kickoff, but the premise should stick with (if not to) readers well enough to water interest in sequels. (activities) (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Repeated dunks in contaminated mud confer temporary superpowers on a middle schooler in this spotty series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY MAX! by Harriet Ziefert
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though Mighty Max may not actually save the day, and certainly deserves a more heroic ending, he'll put smiles on readers' faces. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mighty Max, as he calls himself, is an ordinary young boy who likes to wear a red cape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREHORSE MAX by Sara London
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Fluid line-and-watercolor illustrations complement the story by conjuring up the entire community and depicting Max in action in the old-fashioned streets. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandpa Lev's horse, Bubba, gets too old to pull his wagon, the elderly peddler has a problem. Read full book review >

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MAX & CHARLIE by Zack Lieberman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS

"This urban Alice in Wonderland combines excitement and reflection to take readers on a colorfully wild ride through an archetypal New York."
In this graphic novel, a boy searches a surreal New York City for his lost dog, learning much about the world and himself. Read full book review >