Search Results: "Travis Nichols"


BOOK REVIEW

FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >

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BETTY’S BURGLED BAKERY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This tasty treat's bound to have young readers alliterating along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bandit wipes out Betty's Bakery! Can the Gumshoe Zoo crack the case? Read full book review >

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OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER by Travis Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A promising premise, but the experimental approach dulls much of the natural drama."
Nichols, an editor at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, wields a dramatically off-kilter viewpoint in his debut novel about wars and the men who fight them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Geared to musicians with a passion for shredding, the work's coolest message is, 'You came to rock, so ROCK!' (Nonfiction. YA)"
In a breezy but firm tone, Nichols dispenses his message of what being in a self-made band is all about—definitely not a gig for conceited poseurs craving audience adoration. Read full book review >

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THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME by Travis Nichols
Released: June 11, 2013

"An experimental novel of obsession and violation that makes Nicholson Baker and Mark Leyner look positively banal."
A deeply unreliable narrator takes the form to the next level when he foists himself on the owners of a schlocky wedding blog. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maple and Willow do just about everything in sweet, sisterly symbiosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE COME UP by Travis Hunter
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite some flaws, there is heart and wisdom to be found here. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Part 'hood fairy tale, part slice of life, this warm but uneven chronicle sees a pair of twins from Atlanta achieve hard-won and unexpected successes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2011

"A solid, suspenseful follow-up to the mesmerizing debut."
The saga of young Chris Buckley continues in the second volume of the Solitary Tales series. Read full book review >