Search Results: "Teddy Jam"


BOOK REVIEW

JACOB'S BEST SISTERS by Teddy Jam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Fitzgerald's illustrations are amiable confections that do their best to capture the many layers of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A replica of a log cabin, the prize for answering a question on the back of a cereal box correctly, arrives at Jacob's house; when he lifts off the roof, he sees four sleeping girl dolls. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF FIRE by Teddy Jam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1993

"A fine early chapter book that could also be shared aloud. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-10)"
Awed by the blazing fire Grandfather Howard uses to boil maple sap, the girl narrator asks whether he's ever seen a bigger one, and thus prompts an exciting tale of his youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL JAM TWENTY by Pearl Jam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fun, photo-filled day-in-the-life chronicle of one of America's hardest-working rock bands."
Grunge monsters Pearl Jam compile 20 years' worth of firsthand remembrances, photos and tour-related ephemera in this oversized career-encapsulating scrapbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A very funny novel when it isn't so sad, and vice versa."
A provocative and bittersweet illumination of celebrity from the perspective of an 11-year-old pop sensation. Read full book review >

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TRASH CAN DAYS by Teddy Steinkellner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Some readers will get whiplash, but any time they're not enjoying the book, all they need to do is flip a few pages. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Good news for readers with short attention spans: Picking up this novel is like reading several books at once. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO ROADS FROM HERE by Teddy Steinkellner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"'Destiny or decision?' The answer may be unknowable, but Steinkellner gives readers something to think about. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Five high school seniors face major choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE NEAR by Teddy Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2017

"An affecting set of well-wrought literary tales."
Jones (Well Tended, 2014, etc.) follows the lives of several unmoored Texans in this short story collection.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONER by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A startlingly sharp study of not just collegiate culture, but of social forces at large; a novel as absorbing as it is devastating."
A stunning—and profoundly disconcerting—take on the campus novel, Wayne's (The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, 2013, etc.) latest is as dark as it is addictive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASH CAN NIGHTS by Teddy Steinkellner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Anyone who loved predecessor Trash Can Days (2013) will keep reading to find out what happens next, but other readers may find themselves looking for a story without quite so many mood swings. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Being a teenager—at least in this book—is a lot like having multiple personality disorder. Read full book review >