Search Results: "Mike Stoller"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Informative and opinionated—a treasure trove for fans of rock music."
A revealing, accessible career overview of two of rock 'n' roll's primary architects. Read full book review >

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MAYBE WE'LL HAVE YOU BACK by Fred Stoller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"A lightweight, sometimes-funny showbiz memoir from a successful background player."
A view from the trenches of show business by a comic actor straddling the line between success and obscurity. Read full book review >

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PORN by Robert J. Stoller
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"Graphic, candid, and bleak, but energized by the nervous vitality of those who work on the wild side, and deeply informative—an honorable capstone to Stoller's career."
For a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry, film porn has elicited precious few books telling its inside story—and those mostly by backbiting porn stars (Linda Lovelace's Ordeal, 1980; Jerry Butler's Raw Talent, 1989—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DAD'S FIRST DAY by Mike Wohnoutka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"By the end of the book, readers will be all set for school too: this is sure to provoke shared laughter that will calm the fears of even the most unready parents. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With tongue firmly in cheek, Wohnoutka recognizes that kids going to school for the first time aren't the only ones who are nervous. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FAMILY by Mike Curato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Young children will easily relate to Elliot's experience of loneliness and his relief at inclusion, both convincingly captured in this elegant tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pachyderm who searched for friendship in Little Elliot, Big City (2014) returns to seek a family in this follow-up.Read full book review >

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TARGET PRACTICE by Mike Maihack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Offer this winning adventure to young fans of Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl (2011). (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
This Cleopatra wasn't born to rule over Egypt—she has a galaxy to save! Read full book review >

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MONSTERS LOVE SCHOOL by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Though most readers would probably rather not face a Cyclops principal, hopefully they will have as good a first day as Blue and come to love school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Austin's scribbly, lovable monsters are back, this time going beyond an exploration of colors (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) to tackle the biggest adventure of all—Monster School. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN WITH MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"An amusing, imaginative launch into outer space. (Board book. 1-3)"
Milo and Mouse have an out-of-this-world adventure. Read full book review >

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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL by Mike Berenstain
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"ISBN: 978-0-310-71250-3) and The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers (ISBN: 978-0-310-71246-6). (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
The son of the original creators of the Berenstain Bears series continues the saga of the popular bear family with several titles that focus on religious or moral issues. Read full book review >

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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS MOTHER'S DAY BLESSINGS by Mike Berenstain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This Mother's Day tale is rather limited in its audience to those who can afford fancy brunch after their own religious services, contrary to its apparent message that being together is all that matters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Berenstains' son adds a Mother's Day entry to the series, continuing the adventures of the Bear family with a religious focus. Read full book review >