Search Results: "Tom Oliphant"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Certain to hearten that considerable portion of the country impatient for the clock to run out on this beleaguered administration."
PBS commentator and former Boston Globe correspondent Oliphant excoriates all things Bush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"An elegant little meditation on life and the afterlife, well worth reading while waiting for spring."
A tour of religious thought from the vantage point of that most perfect of cathedrals, the baseball diamond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE WIND by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A gentle outing for children who are ready for stories of everyday life rather than just objects to name. (Board book. 2-4)"
A brief rhyming board book for toddlers. Read full book review >

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IN THE GARDEN by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With a little water and tender loving care, it's a pleasure to watch this garden grow. (Board book. 1-3)"
It takes time for flowers to bloom, but the delightful fruits of this labor prove worth the wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE BEACH by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"While the youngster was pleasingly more self-reliant and self-assured in previous offerings, his play and his interactions with the natural world continue to ring true. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
As in In the Garden and In the Woods (both 2012), a young boy enjoys life in the great outdoors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Thomas Oliphant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"An excellent chronicle of JFK's innovations, his true personality, and how close he came to losing."
Accepting the challenge that Theodore White laid out in The Making of the President 1960: to "tell the story of the quest for power in 1960 in more precise terms with a greater wealth of established fact." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This clever, appealing concept is sure to be a hit with the very young; with gentle humor and a cartoon-like atmosphere, the expressive pictures beautifully capture the point of view and opinionated stance of a two-year-old who believes he knows exactly what he wants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many ways to say "no," and when Mom says it's time to leave, Baby Noah uses them all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT CARS by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9)"
"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >