Search Results: "Noah Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS IN TROUBLE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The short text, repetitive story structure and Jones's simple but amusing cartoon-style illustrations add up to a solid offering in the naughty-dog division, but the boundary-breaking ending is the tail that wags the dog for this canine caper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Toby is a tan-and-brown pooch of indeterminate breed but distinctly and determinedly naughty behavior. Read full book review >

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MOLDYLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARDS by Noah Z. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Fledgling readers will agree with Princess' bemused comment: 'This Land of Fake-Believe is crazy-cakes!' (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Jones takes "The Three Bears" for a dizzy spin in this laff-riot series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES TROUBLE! by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Though Toby is a pleasing pooch, ultimately the canine-vs.-feline conflict is less than compelling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Toby is a precocious tan-and-brown hound who learns to get along with a neighbor cat in this mildly humorous sequel to Always in Trouble (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPERHEROES EMPLOYMENT AGENCY by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"When budgets or problems aren't quite right for the likes of Spider-Man or the Dark Knight, here's a reasonably priced alternative. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
From Blunder Woman to Stuporman, this gallery of underemployed B-list superheroes is up for any task. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK, DUCK, MOOSE! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Fun, fun, fun! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two ducks plus one moose equals mayhem, mischief and true friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Country Store by Tim Noah
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An impressive work that takes a mundane journey and makes it a hilarious, melodious adventure."
A veteran children's musician captures the epic proportions of a childhood trek to the country store in this debut sing-along picture book. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE BED AND BISCUIT by Joan Carris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Kids will welcome sequels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Grampa aka Dr. Adam Bender owns and runs the Bed and Biscuit, an animal boarding house. Read full book review >

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A BIKE LIKE SERGIO'S by Maribeth Boelts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Embedded in this heartwarming story of doing the right thing is a deft examination of the pressures of income inequality on children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Continuing from their acclaimed Those Shoes (2007), Boelts and Jones entwine conversations on money, motives, and morality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A sincere plea for the US not to let a Burqa Curtain descend on more Islamic countries, undercut by stolid academese and unduly rosy speculation."
Lost cause, bright future, or something in between? A Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in Islamic thought surveys the prospects for democracy in countries dominated by Islam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LIVES OF JAMES MADISON by Noah Feldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A timely biography presenting a valuable counterbalance to the current enthusiasm for Hamilton."
Feldman (Law/Harvard Univ.; Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, 2013, etc.) returns with a substantial biography of our fourth president. Read full book review >

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THE LAST JEW by Noah Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A sugar-coated history lesson for the cabana at the beach."
Having completed the Cole family trilogy (Matters of Choice, 1996, etc.), Gordon returns to the more familiar territory of Jewish history for his latest period novel. Read full book review >