Search Results: "Tom Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"For a truly reflective, present-at-the-creation look at the long-running weekend mainstay, turn to Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller's Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (2002)."
A disappointing memoir from four-time Emmy winner Davis on his transgressive life and high times as an original writer with Saturday Night Live. Read full book review >

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OWSLEY AND ME by Rhoney Gissen Stanley
Released: April 2, 2013

"A memoir that reveals more about the author than her subject, while challenging the truism that if you can remember the '60s, you weren't there."
In this bio about the man responsible for the highest-quality LSD, the subject keeps his distance from both the reader and the author. Read full book review >

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FEDERALISM VS FACTIONALISM by Tom Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A short volume for true conservative believers that offers lots of anger, but little convincing evidence for its arguments."
Davis (Quiet Time, 2014, etc.) presents his views on everything that he believes is wrong in America today. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE by Tom Lathrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"Cramped page design aside, an appealing first exposure for younger readers that highlights the story's comedy over its satire and sentiment. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An abbreviated version of the best-ever cautionary tale about the hazards of reading too much (among other things), played for laughs and matched to comical caricatures for illustrations. 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

SMALL BLUE AND THE DEEP DARK NIGHT by Jon Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"160; Add this original, illuminating book to any stack of in-the-dark, nighty-night anxiety tales right next to the bed, alongside that last glass of water—but leave the door open a crack! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Small Blue (a little bunny) gets a bad case of the middle-of-the-night willies, imagining what spooky creatures might lurk in the dark corners of her home. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CHICKEN'S BIG DAY by Jerry Davis
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2011

"Be sure to share with willful toddlers and rambunctious preschoolers—they will easily relate to Little Chicken. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A close-up of a neon-yellow chick beckons from the bright-blue front cover. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >

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A GARDEN OF OPPOSITES by Nancy Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"EWSLUGp2006 for older toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pigtailed redhead takes readers through her garden, strikingly simple graphics demonstrating such opposing pairs as a "short" caterpillar and a "long" snake, "inside" and "outside" an apple (with jaunty leaf reorienting itself in opposing directions). Read full book review >

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BUD AND GABBY by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Children who have cats will recognize their pets, and children who have sick siblings or who are afraid of visiting the doctor themselves might have some of their fears allayed after listening to this friendly story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bud is a huge orange cat; Gabby is a small black-and-white one. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ROCKS! by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Told from a kid's perspective, this is bound to boost confidence at facing fears and is a terrific tool for those setting off on the elementary track. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young Dexter Dugan is just days away from starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog, Rufus, is a teensy bit scared. Read full book review >