Search Results: "Pop-Post"


BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI BIKE MESSENGERS by Pop-Post
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2014

"Flash and dash aplenty, though the text isn't well-presented, and the plotting is anything but a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
To a driving musical beat, flying cyclists cross the Hudson to save New York from bike- and sneaker-eating smog monsters in this melodramatic romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Björkman's amusing watercolor-and-ink illustrations in his characteristic, loose style have a light, frothy appeal, conveying the excitement and emotion of the season, but they aren't enough to leaven the didactic text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Senning and Post (both of the Emily Post Institute) continue their series on appropriate children's manners with this holiday offering starring their signature character, a girl appropriately named Emily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY POST’S TABLE MANNERS FOR KIDS by Cindy Post Senning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While geared to those already possessing a few manners—what with concerns for lemon wedges and dessert forks—there's plenty to chew on here. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This deceptively slim guide teems with advice about everything from meal courses to table settings, from the art of conversation to dining out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE MOON AND STARS by Scott Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, the collaborators from The Magic Boots (1994) show a lack of complexity that is not without eloquence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple story written in direct, flawless language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1992

"The message is heartfelt, but the antique flavor of van der Post's reasoning and his simplistic tenets about illness overwhelm all that is fresh and moving here."
An autobiographical musing on mortality, suffering, and modern life from octogenarian van der Post, in which his often naive ponderings are relieved by vivid references to his beloved Kalahari and its Bushmen, still his true mÇtier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Well-presented body of knowledge likely to be helpful in understanding these violent organized groups."
A former CIA official tidily analyzes terrorist cells past and present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, JACK by Gunilla von Post
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 1997

"A sweet but unconvincing effort to depict JFK as an only somewhat unwilling victim of his father's dreams. (8 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Yet another JFK paramour! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC BOOTS by Scott Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Imagination is a powerful concept for a young child, and this simple parable about it leaves all the awe and mystery marvelously intact. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
When a boy named William Wilkins puts on his red cowboy boots, his imagination can take him anywhere—to the Amazon River or the Wild West or the moon, flying on a magic carpet or camping out with a pack of jovial bears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

West of Goose Island: A Chicago Story by Richard Stanley Post
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An earnest, occasionally shocking postcard from a vanished Chicago."
A memoir of growing up in a working-class Chicago neighborhood in the 1950s—an era the author remembers as "a good time to be a kid." Read full book review >