Search Results: "Mike Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Inspiring stories of older Americans attending secondary schools."
In a series of up-close stories, Rose (Education and Information Studies/UCLA; Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, 2009, etc.) explains the necessity of secondary education for nontraditional students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"With these creative models, Rose skillfully restores hope to public education. (Author tour)"
A spirited, optimistic showcase of the potential of our public schools, gleaned from a wide array of American classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A colorful account from a highly dedicated activist."
The memoir of a "green" radical. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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SIGHTSEEING WITH MARGARITA ENGLE AND MIKE CURATO
by Julie Danielson

In Margarita Engle’s All the Way to Havana, illustrated by Mike Curato, a young boy in Cuba sets out with his parents in their noisy old family car to visit his new cousin on his “zero-year birthday.” Driving down potholed streets, beside the farms and beaches and forests of Havana, readers join the boy in taking in the sights ...


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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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ROBOFICTION
by Leila Roy

This marks the very last week of my library’s Summer Reading Program, and I’ve been so busy working on all of the details—making lists of kids who’ve earned various merit badges, making lists of books to buy to celebrate said merit badges, printing out and personalizing a billion bookplates, etc—that reading has been ENTIRELY off the table.

That doesn’t mean ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >

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I TEXT DEAD PEOPLE by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Good, ghostly fun. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Anna has just moved into the creepy mansion next to the cemetery and has hopes of making friends in her posh new school. Read full book review >