Search Results: "Nate Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

MEET THE BEAST by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Good for a few goofy laughs. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Nine-year-old Zeke's father sends a care package to Zeke and his younger sister Hannah from an aircraft carrier in the Bermuda Triangle. Read full book review >

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COOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Have cookie dough and frosting ready, as kids are sure to want to try their own hands at decorating after a few laugh-filled rereads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dinosaur-shaped cookie takes matters—and frosting—into his own doughy hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Pure pleasure for children addicted to dinos, the delights of big trucks and decoding visual jumbles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A teeming dino crew in hard hats and safety vests create organized if frenetic chaos on a mucky construction site in this alpha-romp. Read full book review >

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THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG BOOK BONANZA by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Munsinger's watercolors depict the characters with maximum cuteness; Numeroff and co-author Evan's story is similarly warm and simple—if also unabashedly didactic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No matter what your passion, there's a book written just for you. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG DANCE by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"This timely tale of forging connections despite seemingly insurmountable differences provides a light-hearted look at the power of cooperative action. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four disparate students plus one dance recital add up to a bundle of trouble in this collaborative effort from Evans and Numeroff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERMAN CRUNCHLEY by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Such a little word to create such anxiety, though the authors' point will not be lost on young readers: if you say no, the house will not fall down and family and friends will not flee; this time, the negative has positive potential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sherman learns how to be his own dog in a tale that revolves around the ability—or, in Sherman's case, inability—to say no. Read full book review >

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THE JELLYBEANS AND THE BIG CAMP KICKOFF by Laura Numeroff
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Munsinger's watercolor illustrations are bright and suggest vigor and happiness, like the Jellybeans themselves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Those colorful Jellybeans bring their pep and playfulness to the great outdoors (The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JELLYBEANS LOVE TO READ by Laura Numeroff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Stick with the original picture book for a simple treatise on the power of literature. (Board book. 3-5)"
A gang of four friends, each a different animal, finds books to enjoy at their local library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"In the main, Blakeslee's well-rendered story will be familiar to anyone who has followed the Yellowstone wolves, but those who have not will find this a solid overview of recent events—evenhanded but clearly and rightly on the side of the wolves."
On-the-ground reporting on the fate of Canis lupus as a creature once nearly extirpated struggles to regain a home in the Rockies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOW GETTING UP by Nate Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Jackson was never a household name, but his memoir is better than any ghostwritten self-homage from a superstar."
An insightful memoir of an unlikely NFL career. Read full book review >