Search Results: "Nathan Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2011

"A dense, somewhat unfocused historical tale that boasts compelling characters and a plot that ultimately packs a wallop."
Allen explores an early, largely uncelebrated patriot who helped bring about American independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNCTION by Nathan Jurevicius
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enticing slide into the strange, particularly for fans of Shaun Tan's wilder fancies. (Picture book. 7-10) "
The scion of a family of Face Changers journeys through a surreal landscape in this pleasantly creepy outing from the creator of Scarygirl (2010, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEED by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Fans will race to share this with their favorite racers-to-be, though they will need to fill listeners in on all the specific whys and hows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With the same attention to detail as his Drive (2008) and Job Site (2011), Clement brings stock-car racing to life for armchair drivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BAD IRONCLAD! by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOB SITE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Pair this with Sally Sutton's Roadwork (2008) for a similar treatment of a different job site. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In his debut, Drive (2008), Clement profiled a single 18-wheeler and its driver; here he explores the ever-popular realm of construction trucks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREATIES, TRENCHES, MUD AND BLOOD by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A neatly coherent account with tweaks that allow readers some emotional distance—but not enough to shrug off the war's devastating cost and world-changing effects. (bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
In the latest of his Hazardous Tales (One Dead Spy, 2012, etc.), Hale recaps World War I with an all-animal cast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DEAD SPY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)"
Nathan Hale, the famous spy of the American Revolution, tells his own story in this graphic-novel treatment of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRICK PONY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Hale blends adventure, aliens, an apocalyptic future, and folklore into an easy-to-read stand-alone. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
In the future, the extraterrestrial Pipers devour electrical devices while threatening human lives and forcing them to regress to pre-electrical technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE BACKPACK by Nathan Reed
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Part of the My Little Bag series."
A gimmicky, overbusy book with a handle and a Velcroed-shut cover provides limping verse to accompany the packing of a small child's backpack. Read full book review >