Search Results: "Tom Nissley"


BOOK REVIEW

A READER'S BOOK OF DAYS by Tom Nissley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Just the thing for the book collector and trivia buff in the family."
A calendar and treasure trove for the bookish among us, marking events in literary history great and small, writers' birthdays and death dates, and the like. 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 >

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EMPEROR PICKLETINE RIDES THE BUS by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"One last time: 'stooky!' (Er, 'fantastic!') (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
A daylong field trip without origami? Nostrul! Er, awful! Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S LETTER by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Hibernation, dedication and one long-distance friendship that will never be forgotten: a must-have when a friend moves away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best friends Herman and Henry pledge to stay that way through letters when Henry has to move. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A skewed amalgam of Wayside Stories and Wimpy Kid that is sure to please fans of both. (Origami Yoda instructions) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth grader Tommy has a dilemma: He doesn't know whether to trust the advice of Origami Yoda, who dispenses wisdom from his perch on the finger of mega-nerd Dwight. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET’S BERET by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"A witty, well-shaped story about the dubious necessity of lucky hats and a clever homage to many of the Great Artists and their works, from Leonardo to Warhol. ('How to Start Your Art' idea section) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bridget thinks she gets her artistic abilities from the black beret she, along with all the Great Artists, always wears. Read full book review >

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THE VERY SILLY MAYOR by Tom Tomorrow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This didactic effort will work best with adult fans of Tomorrow's work. (Picture book. 20 & up)"
Sparky the penguin lives in a medium-sized city with his best friend, the very nice dog, Blinky. Read full book review >

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FABLES FROM AESOP by Tom Lynch
adapted by Tom Lynch, illustrated by Tom Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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TOMMY TRAVELER IN THE WORLD OF BLACK HISTORY by Tom Feelings
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Working competently within the genre, Feelings demonstrates talent but little hint of the breadth and power of his subsequent work; still, Tommy succeeds in his original intention of introducing black history with pride, in an easily accessible format with popular appeal. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Feelings, a widely respected illustrator who received a Caldecott Honor for Moja Means One (1971), originally published these comic-strip vignettes in a local newspaper in 1958 and 1959. Read full book review >

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STICK CAT by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do? Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE A FISH by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"While the book is visually appealing, the plot is very thin and not likely to inspire demands for rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up with the aquatic life, a fish ventures onto land, spawning eons of evolutionary change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LIFE by Tom Lampert
by Tom Lampert, translated by Tom Lampert
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A small but potent piece of work, up there with recent, influential banality-of-evil scholarship, such as Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners (1996)."
Fragmentary portraits of quotidian life—at least life of a kind, as lived by less-than-ordinary people. Read full book review >