Search Results: "Michael Paraskevas"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. MOON by Michael Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Better not read this at bedtime: curious children will want to see all that Mr. Moon does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As Miss Sun heads to bed, Mr. Moon takes over supervisory duties for the world. Read full book review >

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TAFFY SALTWATER'S YUMMY SUMMER DAY by Michael Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A muddled and not particularly pleasant tale of a day at the beach. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Taffy Saltwater and her friends set out to build the most spectacular sand castle ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGERINE BEAR by Betty Paraskevas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Stick with Corduroy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Tangerine Bear (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; Sept. 30, 1997; 0-06-205146-6; PLB 0-06-205174-4): A classic premise, weakly tweaked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACIE GRAVES AND THE KIDS FROM ROOM 402 by Betty Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The wide-eyed jollity of the Paraskevas team compensates mightily, and what readers will take away from this visit to Room 402 is the impression of a classroom teeming with life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tour of a typical classroom, person-by-person, told in rhyming verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CECIL BUNIONS AND THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN by Betty Paraskevas
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The rhyming is imperfect, but it may not matter: This is not a book to read at bedtime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Paraskevases (Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402, 1995, etc.) take readers on another foray into bizzaroland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON MY WAY TO THE BATH by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Readers will be thrilled with the ending—Maizes sets the stage for an encore for Livi, who suddenly sees that baths aren't so boring after all: 'I am a shark…' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl reluctant to quit her playing for the "boredom" of the bath imagines all sorts of adventures on her way to the tub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Would that every kid had an imagination like Livi's so that getting ready for school was always this much fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Livi, that master of imagination who finds ingenious ways to make transition times fun, must tackle getting ready for school in the morning. Read full book review >

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ON MY WAY TO BED by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Bed-based procrastination is nothing new, but Livi's imaginative play takes the experience to an entirely superior level. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant heroine of On My Way to the Bath (2012) returns to tackle that most perilous of childhood rituals: bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >