Search Results: "Sean Julian"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAR CAN'T SLEEP! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"Patch and his new bear friend would be right at home with Karma Wilson's Bear. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A hare whose heart is in the right place helps a grouchy bear solve his problem and makes a new friend in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MY MOMMY? by Carol Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Decent but not extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Animal sounds, a barnyard setting and a search for a missing mommy are the elements that coalesce into this pleasing if not terribly distinguished tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER by Owen Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Parent-child love and affection, appealingly presented, with the added attraction of the seasonal content and lack of gender restrictions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A polar-bear parent speaks poetically of love for a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE’S YOUR SMILE, CROCODILE? by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Young readers will laugh as Kyle makes bird noises, monkey faces, and blows bubbles, adding a little levity to a fairly predictable story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kyle wakes up to find that he has misplaced his smile and goes looking for it everywhere, only to realize that it's been there all along. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD! by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Sweet but not saccharine, this title covers the usual territory in a simple tribute to dads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This gently humorous look at the ways fathers are special is sure to appeal to the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND LIKE YOU by Andrea Schomburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Lovely and sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As winter nears, a squirrel and a bird forge a friendship. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGH ART LITE by Julian Stallabrass
Released: Jan. 6, 2000

"Nimbly written and bolstered by a constellation of critical and cultural referents: a balanced, engrossing, historically framed examination of this latest avant-garde, so startling yet so oddly familiar. (50 color and b&w illustrations)"
A full-throated attack on the —new British art,— a movement obsessed with commerce and cults of the personal, that manages to be smarter and more far-reaching than its hyped, hopped-up subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY ENGLISH AGENT by Julian Rathbone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Over-the-top, enjoyably R-rated entertainment from an old pro who appears to be having the time of his life."
The latest historical romp from veteran thriller/detective storywriter Rathbone (Kings of Albion, 2002, etc.) jauntily exposes the underside of 19th-century parliamentary "reform." Read full book review >