Search Results: "Mike Simmel"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Thinly clad in the guise of a novel, this self-help book for kids with epilepsy offers a positive message but is unremarkable literarily. (Self-help fiction. 9-14)"
A teen with epilepsy has fantastic basketball skills, honed by years of relentless practice, but still struggles frequently with his condition. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE by Mike Wu
by Mike Wu, illustrated by Mike Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Luckily for Ellie and readers alike, it is the pictures that matter. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Walt the zookeeper announces the zoo will be closing for good, all the animals pitch in to save it. But shy Ellie the elephant cannot see how she can help. How can she help save the zoo? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN BERMOODA by Mike Litwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"New-to-chapters readers will gladly join the herd and say 'Lo'hai' (hello) to Bermooda and its denizens. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
In the cow paradise of Bermooda the only things to fear are the legendary monsters known as hu'mans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PUPPY AND THE BIG GREEN MONSTER by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This sweet story of new, unusual friendship is sure to elicit plenty of giggles. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Puppy's persistence wins him an unexpected friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS LOVE COLORS by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Groovy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dynamic monsters cavort and shriek and play with color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINDEXTER MAKES A FRIEND by Mike Twohy
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2011

"A sweet story with a satisfying ending, this provides some concrete ideas that can help a child make friends and may draw the shyest youngsters out from under their shells. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Poindexter is a pig with a problem: He is shy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOPS, POUNCE, QUICK, RUN! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Give this 'alphabet caper' an F for Fun. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Leave it to a cartoonist (in this case, a regular contributor to the New Yorker) to cleverly create a picture book-length comic strip out of the alphabet.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOW-AND-TELL by Mike Berenstain
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Although the message that newer is not always better will be welcome with caregivers, it's unlikely this book will change any children's minds about trying to top their classmates' latest and greatest gadgets. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When show-and-tell becomes all about the latest gadgets and newest stuff, Sister and Brother come up with an item for Sister to present that breaks the consumerist mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREDDIE & ME by Mike Dawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Dull and uninspiring—could definitely use some of Freddie Mercury's camp to liven things up."
Graphic memoir by a British lad who grew up obsessed by Queen and never grew out of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >