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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Frazzled and annoying. It is likely even dedicated fans will be rolling their eyes."
Another outing for the supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (The Isis Collar, 2012, etc.). She should have stayed home. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The results are mixed."
Well-known novelist and short-story writer Adams (also this year's Best American Short Stories editor—see above) reflects on a lifetime of vacationing in Mexico. Read full book review >

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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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PEACH PIES AND ALIBIS by Ellery Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2013

"An original, intriguing storyline that celebrates women, family, friendship and loyalty within an enchanted world, with a hint of romance, an engaging cast of characters and the promise of a continued saga of magical good confronting evil."
Ella Mae LeFaye is settling into the routine of owning her own pie shop, as well as her newly discovered magical powers; not the best time to investigate a string of murders, but she'll have to, since the enemy behind them threatens everything she holds dear. Read full book review >