Search Results: "Steve Björkman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT, MOUSE! by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Easy-to-read farm high jinks. (Early reader. 3-5)"
When Farmer Fred forgets to feed his horse, bad things happen! Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS DON'T, DINOSAURS DO by Steve Björkman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Likely little more than an exercise in wishful thinking, but well meant and philosophically solid. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Straightforward behavior modeling for newly fledged independent readers. Read full book review >

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SUPERSNOUTS! by Steve Björkman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

Björkman goes whole-hog in this farmyard free-for-all, matching two burglars against a pair of porcine superheroes and their freshly minted sidekick. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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SPLIT! SPLAT! by Amy Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Good sloshy fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gibson's second outing (Around the World on Eighty Legs, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2011) is an onomatopoetic praise song to rain and mud. Read full book review >

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SKINNY AND FATS, BEST FRIENDS by Cari Meister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Name-calling and weight problems are real issues in the elementary school world, and it's unfortunate that Fats and Skinny have names that serve as labels for their weight. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Meister, author of the Tiny the dog stories (Tiny the Snow Dog, 2001, etc.), offers a mid-level easy reader about two best friends, a dimwitted pig called Fats and a smart rabbit called Skinny. Read full book review >

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SEEDS by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A delightfully fresh variant of the best-friend-moves-away theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Warren and his next-door neighbor Bill, who's an illustrator and a gardener, are best friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANTA SECRET by Carole Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

Wallace and Björkman join forces again for their second easy-reader collaboration, this time with a Christmas theme. Read full book review >

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TYRONE GOES TO SCHOOL by Susan Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Speedster'' format, incorporating Bjîrkman's deftly scribbled drawings and cartoon-style dialogue, is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and his huge dog have the same problem: neither listens to directions. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >