Search Results: "Steve Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

IF by David J.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"If this book were a pizza, young readers would gobble down every slice—and demand more for dessert. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Continuing his exploration of the mind-expanding possibilities of scale modeling, Smith extends the premise of If America Were a Village (2009) to encompass life, time and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE AND RED MAKE PURPLE by Jennifer Gasoi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A solid balance of entertainment and education, with a neat beat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A musical exploration, in various styles, with a full-page listening guide for each of its 12 tunes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WANTED TO COOK by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Needs more spice. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A riveting tale of French life? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAR APPALACHIA by Noah Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2001

"Any river-lover would envy Adams's project, but following his route would surely be more satisfying than reading his work."
Impressionistic essays about the New River, its history, and the people who make their lives around its course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICH REWARDS by Alice Adams
Released: Sept. 10, 1980

"Painless—but the thinnest work yet from an initially alluring, superficially polished, increasingly banal and repetitive writer."
Here, more than ever, Adams (Listening to Billie, Beautiful Girl) seems to be dressing up women's-magazine fiction as serious literary work—with some style but little real authority. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY by Ellery Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Adams (Peach Pies and Alibis, 2013) kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines' pasts."
Four women with hidden secrets form a group to combat deceit and solve murders. Read full book review >