Search Results: "Robert DiGiacomo"


BOOK REVIEW

The Boxed Angel by Robert DiGiacomo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"With incredibly high stakes and memorable characters, the slow start doesn't hamper this riveting tale."
A supernatural tale with realistic characters and a historical twist readers won't see coming. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"One romping celebration of boyhood to read again and again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"What are little boys made of?" In Neubecker's hands, the answer is a whole lot of fun! Read full book review >

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WOW!  OCEAN! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"This ideal post-aquarium-visit souvenir has similar child appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The excitement of the ocean world from the beach to the deep and all between is conveyed by the jam-packed illustrations in this celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW! SCHOOL! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"As a celebration of that nearly universal experience, the first day of school, it is nothing other than perfect. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having conquered New York City and the rest of the United States (Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, LEONARDO! by Robert Sabuda
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The mix of fact and fiction is less smooth, but in pace and general tone this resembles the Time Warp Trio series and readers with a yen to tinker will find kindred spirits in both Providence and the insatiably curious polymath after whom she's modeled herself. (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Sabuda (The Night Before Christmas, not reviewed, etc.) takes an uncharacteristic direction with this freewheeling tale of a young inventor cast back to the time of her hero, Leonardo Da Vinci. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDIMER BYRD’S REMINDER by Robert Weinstock
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A quiet treasure for a quiet reader. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delicate, pale pictures and finely crafted language show an offbeat life tinged with sadness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW! AMERICA! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Midwest—but the steady, vibrant intensity of his national portrait (the children even get to Hawaii) will carry readers irresistibly along. (endpaper maps) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOYAGE OF THE POPPYKETTLE by Robert Ingpen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Steer readers eager for further adventures of these wee folk to Michael Lawrence's Poppykettle Papers (2001). (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this awkwardly cut but adventurous adaptation, seven (or maybe five, or some other number, depending on the illustration) insect-sized Hairy Peruvians set sail across the Pacific in a modified Incan teapot, surviving storms, a close encounter with comparatively monstrous Galapagos iguanas and other hazards along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

Paired with stylized, full-bleed views of strong-featured figures in classical Greek dress, and generally posed in profile, Byrd retells a melded tale that includes not only Theseus's birth, early feats and battle with the Minotaur, but also the imprisonment and flight of Daedalus and Icarus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A superb photo-essay from newcomer Crum, although the spectacular sound and motion of Native-American dance can't be captured in words. (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
Louis Pierre is a Native-American, nine-year-old boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WINTER COMES by Robert Maass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"It will be interesting to see what he makes of spring. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
In his third photographic evocation of a season as enjoyed by children in different settings, Maass strikes a quieter tone than he did in When Summer Comes (p. 787), emphasizing winter's somber blues and grays; here, snow scenes are muted under clouded skies, and the occasional bright hat, or a cozy interior with Chanukah candles or a soft red Navaho rug beneath an unlit Christmas tree, counterpoint the duller tones rather subtly. Read full book review >