Search Results: "Stephen Dau"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF JONAS by Stephen Dau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2012

"A literary tour de force."
In Dau's debut fiction, Younis, a perceptive, observant boy in a nameless Central Asian land, is caught up in the war on terror. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET SCHOOL by Stephen Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not only does Johnson once again take something simple and make it extraordinary, but he will inspire readers to do the same. (Alphabet book. 4-8)"
The multiple-award-winning illustrator takes a page from his own book—Alphabet City (1995), that is—and creates a graphic-alphabet book that will have students searching their own schools for letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Dino lovers will be charmed; others may want to stick with the more traditional goats, like those of Mary Finch's 2001 title. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-7)"
This version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will satisfy dinosaur lovers who just cannot get their fill of their favorite prehistoric beasts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAL AND CHAD by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Some readers will come for the heartbreak, others will come for the forest of cupcake trees, but everyone will be cheered by the happy ending, which involves the 'biggest, bestest bark ever!' (Graphic novel. 8-11)"
There are some literary characters you wish were real, so that you could be friends with them, and Mal and Chad may belong on that list. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S WALRUS? by Stephen  Savage
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's another slow day at the zoo—not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG IS A DOG by Stephen Shaskan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Young animal lovers are in for a treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A quirky quartet of amusing animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER TOWN by Stephen Emond
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Compelling, honest and true—this musing about art and self-discovery, replete with pitch-perfect dialogue, will have wide appeal. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Two childhood friends struggle to preserve their relationship as it evolves into a romance amid a host of pressures in this remarkable illustrated work of contemporary fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF DAYS by Stephen Alcorn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"While there is an index and a brief biographical listing for each, there are no citations for the quotations, which is a lamentable omission. (Reference. 8-14)"
Beautifully designed and imaginatively conceptualized, this volume presents 366 days and 366 quotations from famous people, tagged to the days they were born. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDE by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Clearly not. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mr. Gumpy's quarrelsome crew has nothing on this pair of siblings, dragged out by their parents for a pleasant drive. Read full book review >