Search Results: "Stephen James Poppoon"


BOOK REVIEW

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS by Stephen James Poppoon
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An idyllic tale of the pitfalls and positives of growing up."
A coming-of-age story about a group of high school soccer stars navigating their first year of college after they all decide to attend the same Midwestern school. 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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BOOK REVIEW

OPEN WIDE! by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Enjoyable propaganda. (Board book. 1-2)"
Baby Sam, a reluctant eater, finally takes a bite with the help of the spoon-as-airplane trick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REYNARD THE FOX by James Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2015

"Those who are able to navigate early modern English would do better to read Caxton, but this new version has the virtue of making the Reynard stories easily accessible."
Timely translation of the medieval story cycle about a fox who constantly outwits the "not only dim-witted but also greedy, coarse and self-interested" folks in charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWMAIDEN by James Riordan
adapted by James Riordan, illustrated by Stephen Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"For large folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
In this traditional Russian tale, Snowmaiden is the daughter of Spring and Frost, who agree to put her in the care of a peasant couple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Hilarious, informative and attractively creepy bait, particularly for reluctant readers. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Squeamish readers beware. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLECTED PROSE by James Merrill
Released: Oct. 30, 2004

"A fine introduction to the prose of a modern master."
Elegant musings, jottings, appreciations, memoirs, and reviews by the late renowned poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLECTED POEMS by James Merrill
Released: March 3, 2001

"Placed end to end, as they are here, they form a veritable metropolis of the soul."
This fat collection, skinned of notes, variations, or intrusive commentary, shows Merrill to be the most astonishing American poet since Wallace Stevens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTTYMOUTH AND STOOPID by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2017

"An entertaining—but not particularly original—addition to the perennially relevant genre. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sludgepuggle! Pottymouth and Stoopid take on relentless bullies, terrible teachers, and a dastardly Ex-Dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >