Search Results: "Scott Jurek"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Uneven, but patient readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running."
Advice- and vegan recipe-filled memoir from an ultramarathoner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOXER by Jurek Becker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Early experimentation by a gifted German voice."
Recent translation of a 1976 semi-fantastic novel by the late Becker (Jakob the Liar, 1996, etc.), a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who opted to stay in Germany after WWII. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BREATHE by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
A very young white whale swims into the wider world of the arctic seas, celebrating first adventures of the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONSTER! by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Completely non-threatening monster and birthday fun—perfect for sharing one-on-one, this could also be a crowd-pleaser with a little practice at giving the monsters the voices you know they must have. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ben, a cartoon three-horned devil, is throwing a surprise party for his friend Doris, a green dragon in a purple dress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIGN OF THE BLACK ROCK by Scott Chantler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Readers should start with the first volume to get the characters' back stories, but here's an animated, breathlessly paced adventure that's just hitting its stride. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
A heavy thunderstorm brings a motley trio of fugitive ex-circus performers, their armored pursuers and a band of smugglers together under the roof of a greedy innkeeper in this never-a-dull-moment sequel to Tower of Treasure (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY RIDE! by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Not this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Mystery ride, / Mystery ride, / Do you want / to go on a / Mystery ride? / NO!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF EVERYTHING HAD LEGS? by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An amusing tale that may spark readers to embark on their own imaginative journeys. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An extended flight of fancy can take your mind right off your troubles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT SWORD by Scott Goto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An attractive and informative introduction to sword-making in ancient Japan with insight into the samurai code of honor. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 7-10)"
After forging a magnificent samurai sword, a Japanese swordsmith of the Tokugawa period seeks a worthy owner for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MUD PIE FOR MOTHER by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Sometimes the best gift of all is right under one's nose—or snout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Pig goes in search of the perfect gift for his mother's birthday only to find that sometimes the best gifts come when you are not even looking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUFF FLUFF by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Neither these pictures nor the overlong narrative capture the snappy tone of David Wisniewski's Tough Cookie (1999), Margie Palatini's Web Files (2001), or similar takeoffs, but still young readers will never regard their castoff beanie babies in quite the same light again. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Illustrator Nash flies solo with a plush-boiled whodunit set amidst the shadowed cardboard cartons of "Los Attic." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM-FRESH CATS by Scott Santoro
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"The comical tale gives new meaning to 'kitty litter' and 'trying to herd cats.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Farmer Ray and his wife Norma are ordinary people who love all the animals on their farm. Read full book review >