Search Results: "Steve Sem-Sandberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOSEN ONES by Steve Sem-Sandberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A memorable meditation on the human capacity to do ill—and to endure."
"When he wakes up he is dead." A horror novel, of a sort, in which Swedish novelist Sem-Sandberg (The Emperor of Lies, 2011) returns to the Holocaust to limn its essential inhumanity. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF LIES by Steve Sem-Sandberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Of a piece with Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones (2009) as a philosophically charged novel of an ever-more-distant time, written by one who was not there to see those terrible events firsthand."
A Swedish bestseller, this sprawling, Dickensian novel of the Holocaust now lands in America, where it is sure to attract attention. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An ideal graduation gift that, although aimed at women, has plenty to offer young men as well."
An expanded version of Facebook COO Sandberg's 2013 best-seller, this time with additional material aimed specifically at women just entering the workforce. Read full book review >

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LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing 'march toward true equality.'"
Facebook COO Sandberg (ranked fifth in Forbes' 2011 list of the most powerful women in the world) reveals how gender discrimination still operates against her and other less-fortunate women. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >

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LIVING COLOR by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Extra facts about coloration and thumbnails providing basic information about each animal depicted make up the backmatter of this volume, which is guaranteed to be a browser's delight. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Color becomes the organizing factor in this new exploration of the quirks of the animal world. Read full book review >

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STAN AND THE TOILET MONSTER by Steve Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Tableaux done as large, simple line drawings featuring the annoyed-looking monster and hunched, hapless-looking smaller figures on nearly every page give the tale that fashionable Wimpy Kid look A serviceable placeholder for the Captain's next outing, with all the stinks and goo but not so much of the wit. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
A pet iguana flushed down a toilet, a scientist's unwelcomed potion for giant Brussels sprouts, a sociopathic dog named Mr. Snuggles and a reeking glob of slime that turns out not to be a baseball are but some of the elements in this Captain Underpants-style yuck-o-rama. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BENNY by Steve Shreve
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Although clearly aimed at Captain Underpants fans, this misses the target. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sequence of adventures details a small boy's encounters with a Bigfoot with smelly feet, a mummy named King Butt, pirates searching for a killer squid, a booger-man under his bed and a ghost guarding buried treasure on Monkey Island. Read full book review >

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FIRE ENGINE TO THE RESCUE by Steve Augarde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Small unattached pieces—radio, ladder, kitten—may become lost, and it's easy to envision children wearing out the cherry-picker as part of the kitten rescue, so buy a couple of copies to make sure this engine makes it to the fire with all its parts intact. (Pop-up. 3-6)"
This pop-up book on how a fire engine works is soundly conceived, although it may become a "pop-apart" book with heavy use. Read full book review >