Search Results: "Tom Dunkel"


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COLOR BLIND by Tom Dunkel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A well-told account of a fascinating, and forgotten, chapter in the history of America's national pastime."
Freelance journalist Dunkel spins the colorful yarn of an improbably integrated team's wild days of independent baseball during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MOSQUITO NET by Elizabeth Dunkel
Released: May 28, 1993

"All of this is silly, but Dunkel (Every Woman Loves a Russian Poet, 1989—not reviewed) has a lighthearted, rollicking style and such an endearingly goofy character in Maia that the reader doesn't mind—almost doesn't mind—the slapdash predictability."
A charming anomaly: a woman's novel that's goofy, predictable, and unusually entertaining all at the same time. Read full book review >

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CLOUDETTE by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sweet and sunny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lichtenheld takes a charming turn with the "tiny but mighty" theme. Read full book review >

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DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones. (paper-folding instructions) (Graphic hybrid fiction. 9-14)"
Can tiny paper guru Origami Yoda save nerdy Dwight (from whose finger Yoda pontificates) from Principal Rabbski's unfounded suspension (and worse)? Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

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JINGLE BABIES by Tom Arma
by Tom Arma, photographed by Tom Arma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's not great art, but it will make a thoughtful stand-in for a Christmas card, as well as a festive standby for the teething set. (Board book. 1-3)"
Jingle Babies ($6.95; Oct. 1, 1996; 12 pp.; 0-448-41139-3): Arma's full-color photographs may ring a bell with readers acquainted with Anne Geddes's work (The Twelve Days of Christmas, 1995, etc.) involving even younger infants than the ones dressed up here. Read full book review >

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SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER by Tom Feelings
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An outstandingly beautiful and powerful book. (Poetry/Picture book. 7+)"
Continuing the reflection and celebration of African-American experiences begun in Something On My Mind (with Nikki Grimes, 1978) and Daydreamers (with Eloise Greenfield, 1981), Feelings pairs 13 poems (either new or, for the most part, previously inaccessible) by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Walker, et al., with complex artwork involving blueprinting, stencilling, collage, and spray-painting. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

Accurately subtitled "A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about bad guys of the high seas," this study affirms many popular misconceptions about these archetypal villains. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S WITH THIS ROOM? by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bright and busy illustrations bring the amazingly messy room to life with a wide variety of perspectives, and the endpapers include funny room-cleaning tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lots of kids have messy bedrooms, but the little boy in this rhyming story has such a pigpen of a room that "you'd have to clean up just to call it a mess." Read full book review >

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KEEP ON TRUCKIN' by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Beware giant raccoon-eating sharks and enormous beavers! (Science fiction. 7-11)"
Escaping a planet-sized strip mall was a snap compared to surviving a planet full of computer-controlled vehicles running amok. Read full book review >

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A ONCE CROWDED SKY by Tom King
Released: July 10, 2012

"King's work is beyond postmodern, complex in conception, perhaps too esoteric for mainstream fiction fans, but relevant to the graphic-novel, video-gaming generation."
King's debut novel is mostly textual narrative highlighted by random, comic-book-style illustrations. Read full book review >

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BUBBLE TROUBLE by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"The book treads familiar friendship territory and ends up feeling as insubstantial as, well, a bubble. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How much trouble can a bubble really cause? You'd be surprised. Read full book review >