Search Results: "Mike Benny"


BOOK REVIEW

BENNY by Sieb Posthuma
by Sieb Posthuma, illustrated by Sieb Posthuma
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"No bone to pick here. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This cheery picture story, first published in the Netherlands, features a young dog reminiscent of Gene Zion's Harry. Read full book review >

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JUST AS GOOD by Chris Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fine story about baseball that makes its point quietly and effectively. (historical note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A young boy and his parents gather round their brand-new radio, purchased just for the occasion, to listen anxiously and, finally, exultantly as Larry Doby leads the 1948 Cleveland Indians to World Series victory. Read full book review >

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BENNY & SHRIMP by Katarina Mazetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2009

"An offbeat, bittersweet, moderately engaging little fable."
Boy meets girl among the headstones in Mazetti's quirky debut. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND THE BINKY by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"This is an obvious choice for toddlers with a new member of the family to contend with. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benny, a round little pig, learns that wanting and getting are two very different experiences in this charmingly illustrated chuckler. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

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MIKE BLOOMBERG by Joyce Purnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A touch too uncritical for readers brought up on hardnosed journalistic takes on politicians, but of interest to students of Gotham politics."
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

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MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >

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HELLO BENNY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The visual references that correspond to the supporting facts make this piece educational and lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children are exposed to a wealth of information as Harris (Goodbye Mousie, 2001, etc.) begins a series that will educate children about the first five years of life. Read full book review >