Search Results: "Misako Rocks!"


BOOK REVIEW

BIKER GIRL by Misako Rocks!
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Bound on the left edge rather than the right, but otherwise indistinguishable from its imported cousins, this should find a ready crowd of action-oriented shojo fans. (Graphic novel. 11-13)"
Manga with a heavy dose of cute, this debut introduces a shy teenager who is transformed into a reckless heroine by a bicycle with unusual properties. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE JERMAIN by Misako Rocks!
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"If the plots are thin and somewhat over the top, they still move along nicely. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
After losing her father at a very young age, Jermain decided that she wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a detective. Read full book review >

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ROCKS by Joe Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Much like Aerosmith's career, this candid memoir will be cheered by fans, but rock critics will likely be underwhelmed."
Founding member and lead guitarist of American rock band Aerosmith details his life and times in this autobiography. Read full book review >

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ROCKS! ROCKS! ROCKS!  by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Spot-on for young enthusiasts. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
When Buddy, a budding petrologist, shows his mom a cairn he stacked, she suggests a trip to Rock Ridge Nature Center. Read full book review >

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ROCKS OFF by Bill  Janovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2013

"Even fanatics will learn something here."
Expanding from his previous book about a single key album (Exile on Main Street, 2005), Buffalo Tom frontman Janovitz covers the Rolling Stones' entire recording career. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKS by Peter Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A literary island vacation with a worldly, wonderfully salacious storyteller."
The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Read full book review >

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SPACE ROCKS! by Tom O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Clap your thol'graz—the open ending begs for a sequel! (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Xotonian Chorkle's home asteroid Gelo is so boring that of course it's going to spy on the iridium-stealing, fur-tufted invaders from Eo. Read full book review >

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HOT ROCKS by Randy Rawls
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Designed, like the Spenser novels, mostly to show off how tough and smart-mouthed the detective is. On the plus side, you'll learn a dandy way to extract information from unwilling informants without leaving any marks—and without spending more than a few dollars to purchase an item commonly available from any stationery store."
A South Florida private eye's first recorded case involves a client who isn't a client getting evidence against a cheating husband who isn't her husband and probably isn't even cheating. Read full book review >

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HOT ROCKS by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Raphael's wit is quick as ever, but not even Vlado could tone up this flabby plot."
A trip to the gym proves anything but healthy for a writing professor at a midwestern college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE'S ROCKS by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1999

"Olympia leaps out in sharp focus from the first page, but the conscientiously tangled plotting and the muddle it provokes in her show the strain of transplanting a millenial sensibility back a hundred years.($200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Shreve's seventh novel (Pilot's Wife, 1998, etc.) is a pleasantly atmospheric fin-de-siäcle tale of high-society adultery, in which love ultimately triumphs for a gorgeously written heroine who seems to belong in a different century. Read full book review >

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ITCH ROCKS by Simon Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A satisfying continuation of Itch's adventures as an element-hunter superhero. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Itchingham "Itch" Lofte is back and ready to prove that sometimes kids are better than adults at saving the world. Read full book review >