Search Results: "Steven Biel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Excellent cultural history, using American Gothic to illuminate Americans' evolving relationship with our heartland values."
The extraordinary odyssey of America's most loved—and reviled—painting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Thought-provoking perspectives on the myriad uses to which one of the world's epic misfortunes has been put. (22 pages b&w illustrations)"
An intriguing appreciation of how the sociocultural significance of the sinking of the Titanic has been shaped to a variety of ends down through the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD CHILD by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A salutary lesson in jungle parenting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A two-toothed toddler needs no wolf suit to be wildest thing of all in this high-volume prequel to a certain well-known classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIED PIPER’S MAGIC  by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"No matter how it is spelled, this belongs on every library shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Kellogg puts his touch to yet another classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"And why, in this time of eco-consciousness, does he disdain the recycled house of scraps? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Porkers in glass houses shouldn't meet wolves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG AND LITTLE by Steven Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Handsome textured cut-paper collages on white paper show animals of the same species that are vastly different in size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED & THE LUMBERJACK by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Something for the lumber and lumberjack lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fred has built his perfect den—but something's missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAP by Steven  Arntson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"An amazing blend of mystery, romance, science fiction and social commentary. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
It is 1963 in Farro, Iowa, where not much happens—at least until the school bully goes missing and four seventh-graders find a book that allows them to literally have out-of-body experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUR by Steven James
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Overlong and underthought, it's a mystery best left unsolved. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A teenage girl is found dead in the local lake. There's no sign of foul play, but Daniel Byers has a hair-raising experience that causes him to think there's murder afoot. Read full book review >