Search Results: "Steve Brezenoff"


BOOK REVIEW

GUY IN REAL LIFE by Steve Brezenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"This is not the teen love story you've read a thousand times before. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sulky metal head boy meets artsy gamer girl. Awkward teenage love ensues. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BURNING by Steve Brezenoff
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Overall, the tone is as raw, down-to-earth and transcendent as the music Scout and Kid ultimately make together. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A lyrical, understated punk-kid love song to Brooklyn and to chosen family. Read full book review >

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THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1 by Steve Brezenoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Attempting to illustrate the distance among friends, the author shoves characters, empathy and readers aside. (Fiction. YA)"
Abandonment, cruelty, disease: three issues driving wedges into the lifelong friendship of a trio of teens. Read full book review >

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BOY SEEKING BAND by Steve Brezenoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A cursory examination of grief that culminates in a feel-good read. (Fiction. 9-13) "
After losing his mother, a bereft middle school boy decides to form a band. Read full book review >

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BOATS GO by Steve Light
Kirkus Star
by Steve Light, illustrated by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"The real challenge will be keeping it out of the bathtub. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Eight boats sail across the elongated double-page spreads, rendered in primary-color watercolors and accompanied by an appropriate sound. Read full book review >

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CAT GOT A LOT by Steve Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Another ideal story for newly hatched readers. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Happy Cat and his neighbors return for another early reader (Happy Cat, 2013). Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

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TRAINS GO by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Sheer, fabulous power. (Board book. 1-3)"
There's more than just "choo-choo" along this track. Read full book review >

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ZEPHYR TAKES FLIGHT by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Flighty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing lass obsessed with airplanes, achieves a fantastical flight—and gets home in time for breakfast—in this enjoyable romp. Read full book review >

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DOGS AND CATS by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 14, 2007

"Sure to see plenty of use. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A turn-it-around-and-flip-it-over volume delivers from ends to middle the straight goods on the world's most popular house pets, a cleanly innovative design allowing interaction between the two parts throughout. 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 >