Search Results: "Michael J. Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRLS VS. GUYS by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Readers will learn some basic facts about sex differences, but it'll take some extra leaps on their parts to connect all the dots to understand just what it all means. (source notes, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Bite-sized pieces of scientific research seek to illuminate the gender gap. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH TRAINS by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A thoughtful, beautifully image-laden tale of learning how to appreciate what one has. (Poetry. 11 & up)"
The differing worlds of two boys come together in this intriguing novel in poems set in rural Ohio. Read full book review >

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PLACE HACKING by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"From the cockamamie (extreme ironing) to daredevilry (rooftopping) to a fine day out (catacomb rambling), a taste of unbridled adventure for everyone. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
A hodgepodge of adventuring activities designed for urban settings gathered under the rubric "hacking," as in the old sense of "play[ing] a sophisticated practical joke on a community," though considerably more inclusive here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASER by Michael J. Rosen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teenagers attracted by the format will find themselves in a good, satisfying story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Chase Riley, 14, is suffering from culture shock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREVER FLOWER by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A lyrical, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Graceful writing and rich, mixed-media illustrations deliver a poignant story of longing, belonging and recognizing the gifts of the present. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF RESCUE by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fine, superbly illustrated tale of adventure, bravery, and loyalty. (Adventure. 8-13)"
A cattle dog rescues a family caught in a blizzard in this middle-grade adventure. Read full book review >

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THE MAINE COON'S HAIKU by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This perfect poetical paean to pussycats makes both a fine gift for a cat lover and an excellent haiku handbook. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
A kitty companion to The Cuckoo's Haiku (2009) and The Hound Dog's Haiku (2011).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Brilliant in every way: poetically, visually—the Tao of dogginess! (Picture books/poetry. 5 & up)"
Pooches large and small, common and rare abound in this glorious collection of haiku. Read full book review >

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A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Question the accuracy of rear-seat shoulder harnesses, but don't question the essential meaning: 'the only place we wanted to go was Together, just our family, and a Sunday drive in the country took us there.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In homage to the days when gas was cheap and family fun was a Sunday drive in the country, author and illustrator provide readers with an elegiac outing in which children do not whine or get car sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Visually stunning and packed with sophisticated language and intrigue, this young sailor's log is sure to hook any budding explorer. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Nicholas Young, 11, circles the globe in this gorgeously illustrated seafaring adventure loosely based on journals of 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook. Read full book review >

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MY DOG! by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Despite a few oddities, aspiring young dog owners will find useful information here. (Reference. 10- 14)"
A serviceable guide to dog ownership, dog training and popular dog breeds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR EIGHT NIGHTS OF HANUKKAH by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"559, etc.) paintings are soft and impressionistic, yet full of joy and sweet details of the loving family, their friends, and their faith. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rosen (Avalanche, 1998, etc.) follows a family through their traditional celebration of Hanukkah. Read full book review >