Search Results: "Steve Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-designed initiative to redress the villainization of marijuana."
A sensible approach to the legalization of marijuana that pits the plant against alcohol, from Fox and Tvert (Marijuana Policy Project) and Armentano (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Read full book review >

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HELLO BABY! by Mem Fox
Kirkus Star
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"This picture book brims with fascinating animals, brilliant words and engaging artwork; it begs for cozy nightly readings. (Picture book. Newborn-5)"
A warm authorial voice asks baby, "Who are you?" and a parade of potential animals follows. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT, THE DOG, LITTLE RED, THE EXPLODING EGGS, THE WOLF, AND GRANDMA by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Too smart for its own good. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A metafictive examination of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Becoming Green by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2013

"Overexplains the disease but still an insightful, composed story to spark a series."
Fox's scientific-thriller debut, the first in a series, has scientists scrambling to contain and identify a mysterious infection in a small California community before it becomes a full-scale plague. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1997

"A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest."
A disquieting, highly effective assault on the American way of producing and eating food. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE by Phoebe Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Secrets, rejection, and betrayal are no match for the powers of forgiveness in this charming novel."
Estate planner Grace Adams has always been good at writing the ending to anyone's life story. That is, until her husband and business partner, Brian, asks for a divorce. How will her story end now? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Death Dealer by Graylin Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"Fans of fantasy and the paranormal will often enjoy this series debut despite its reliance on clichés."
In this first Arcane Court novel, Fox (Contessa: Princess of Summer Fae, 2014, etc.) tells the story of a dragon who tries to protect his secret from humans as he battles demons terrorizing New Orleans with his supernatural crew.Read full book review >