Search Results: "Robert Viagas"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2012

"Wong's message is simple yet profound: Music heals."
With the assistance of playbill.com founder Viagas (I'm the Greatest Star: Broadway's Top Musical Legends from 1900 to Today, 2009, etc.), Wong sums up her experiences as president of Boston's Longwood Symphony Orchestra. 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.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

LINUS THE VEGETARIAN T. REX by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though they may have fun with it, readers' attempts to sink their teeth into this story will find them gummed up with uncertain conclusions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This dino with a penchant for greenery means well, but his tale is clearly hampered by its confusing message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IN WHITE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The twirling skater is particularly impressive, but from the opening whirl of snowflakes to the closing view of a pair of doves tying the bow on a gift, this brims with seasonal joie de vivre. (Novelty. 6-8)"
As a visual bonbon for holiday giving or display, Sabuda offers a small, Christmas-themed stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU DIG IT? by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2010

"A prehistoric romp for the ages. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Not so much an archeology lesson (though Great-Aunt LuAnn Abrue does enjoy finding "fossil poo") but rather poetic musings on how dinosaurs and cavemen really lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD HATES YOU, TOO, AND OTHER POEMS by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Definitely, as the closing poem puts it, 'Food For Thought.' (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Addressing picky eaters of all ages and continuing to empower food the way he did in his Giant Meatball (2008), Weinstock offers a set of verses that are often as stomach-churning as they are hilarious: "If everyone hates different food, / Then couldn't it be true / That creamed chipped beef dislikes Gertrude / And liver gags on Lou?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOW! CITY! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Filled with energy and excitement, this works as a travel guide for the very youngest readers and fun title to share for programs and lap-sit reads. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A young girl comes down from her mountain home for a visit to New York City with her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEASTY BATH by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The rhythm of the rhyming couplets is perfect for a bedtime read-aloud, while the illustrations provide a chance for pretending. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A loving mother catches her beast for the start of a beloved bedtime ritual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURAGE OF THE BLUE BOY by Robert Neubecker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The metaphor's plainly doing the driving here, but is clear enough to be understood by younger readers too, and broad enough to be interpreted in either a personal or a cultural way. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a still boldly drawn but less frenetic outing than Wow, City! (2004) and Wow, America! Read full book review >