Search Results: "Robert Whiting"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"The presentation is entirely anecdotal with no pretense at analysis, but Zappetti's life would hold anyone's interest."
Whiting revels in the seamy side of Japan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1991

"Banzai!"
Cromartie, a decent baseball player who became a superstar across the Pacific, and Whiting, a crack baseball writer (You Gotta Have Wa, etc.), combine on a gutsy look at baseball, Japanese style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORTRAITS OF CELINA by Sue Whiting
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"Perfectly serviceable but nothing special. (Paranormal suspense. 14-18)"
What happens when the ghosts that haunt us want revenge? Read full book review >

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"A clever, well-told, multidimensional take on the alien blitzkrieg."
Forewarned of an all-out alien invasion of Earth, psychic Callisto McCullough becomes a key figure in mankind's post-apocalyptic fight for survival. Read full book review >

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THE FIREFIGHTERS by Sue Whiting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A spark to imaginations, with a little fire safety on the side. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rawlins's preschoolers perfectly model the fun children can have when they use their imaginations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLATYPUS by Sue Whiting
by Sue Whiting, illustrated by Mark Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smoothly written and gently informative, this is a nice addition to the elementary-level nature shelf. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
With its rubbery ducklike bill, reptilian walk, and venomous spurs, the puzzling platypus is a mammal like no other. Read full book review >

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TAKIN' IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL by Darryl "God" Whiting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"An often engaging crime story with solid characters and a grand setup that will make readers anticipate a sequel."
A seasoned criminal takes a young gangbanger under his wing in this debut urban drama. 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

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 >

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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 >