Search Results: "Richard T. Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2008

"The large but digestible volume of information (lovers of polysyllabic names in particular will be in hog heaven) along with a coherent overview of life's development on our planet combine to boost this above the general run of prehistory panoramas. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Produced as a companion to an exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, this handsomely designed album pairs photographed fossils and speculative but realistically detailed portraits of hundreds of creatures—nearly all extinct—with descriptive captions and short passages of text that draw connections between them and modern animals. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE WITH THE QUESTION MARK TAIL by Richard Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"This mouse-sized identity quest sparkles. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Peck returns to the parallel mouse society he introduced in the effervescent Secrets at Sea (2011) for a rodent's-eye view of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY’S JOURNEY by Kelly DiPucchio
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An author's note provides additional information about the Statue of Liberty as well as the words to the poem inscribed on its base. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lady Liberty steps out for a cross-country adventure in this intriguing story illustrated with striking paintings by Caldecott Medalist Egielski. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WRINKLE IN CRIME by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2007

"Hilarity vies with sheer foolishness in May's rollicking third adventure."
A senior citizen's sleuthing leaves behind a spectacular trail of destruction. Read full book review >

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PAR FOR THE CORPSE by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2011

"A mildly amusing tale that telegraphs its killer's identity too early on."
An amateur sleuth in her late 60s who's bored with her staid life continues to look for trouble. Read full book review >

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DEATH FOR DESSERT by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Like prune juice, a little zaniness goes a long way in Richard's debut, a kind of geriatric Janet Evanovich."
More reasons for choosing your retirement home carefully. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1996

"Pienciak's sarcastic tone, from the book's title to his mockery of Carolyn's appearance, repeatedly disrupts the narrative, which never adequately explains what happened, or why. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The freakish tale of wife-killer Eric Napoletano and the mother who protected him from the police. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"True crime that's truly dull. (Eight pages of b&w photographs- -not seen.)"
Flatly told story of a dentist who strangled his wife but wasn't prosecuted for years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose is steadfastly determined to achieve stardom amid the stars. Read full book review >

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SECRETS AT SEA by Richard Peck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Sheer delight. (final art not seen) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Problem novels, ghost stories, historical fiction—is there anything Newbery Medalist Peck cannot do? Apparently not. Read full book review >