Search Results: "Sourcebooks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >

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BUSTED by Gina Ciocca
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Good for a few chuckles. (Fiction. 13-18)"
First, Marisa Palmera spots her best friend's boyfriend making out with another girl. Read full book review >

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COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE by Kianna Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A lack of tension and too-perfect leads mar a well-written romance with a nicely developed cast of secondary characters."
A fashion designer and a textile manufacturer get swept up in a fake engagement on the eve of her big debut. Read full book review >

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HOT PURSUIT by Julie Ann Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Another highly satisfying, action-packed romance."
Ex-SAS officer Christian Watson has met his match and lost his heart to smart-mouthed Chicagoan Emily Scott, his Black Knights Inc. office manager, but she may be caught in the crossfire when his past puts their current mission in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS  by Francis  Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans of classic British mysteries will delight in this Christmas tale loaded with red herrings and cleverly planted clues."
Duncan, the pseudonym for William Underhill (1918-88), returns to print with a classic Christmas country-house puzzle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >

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THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"Moore offers such vivid portraits of suffering that certain passages can be difficult to read, but this is an important story well told."
British author Moore (Felix the Railway Cat, 2017) takes a slice of ugly American history from nearly a century ago, telling a compelling narrative that could be ripped from recent headlines. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO CLUTTER by Eve O. Schaub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A wry account of the author's quest to 'pitch, plunder, recycle, and sell.'"
How a self-identified "amateur hoarder" managed to rid her life of the overabundance of "stuff" that littered her home. Read full book review >

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A COUNTRY BETWEEN by Stephanie Saldaña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serene memoir in which the author takes valuable time to regard the character of the Palestinian people and their way of life."
Reflections of a young American wife and mother trying to make a home in war-torn Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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SUMMER INDISCRETIONS by Tamara Mataya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A vacation in itself, this summer-fling fantasy is more romantic, more fun, and even hotter than the real thing."
A young professional falls in love with her brother's best friend—and discovers her wild side—when she books a vacation using a house-swapping app. Read full book review >

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PANCAKES IN PARIS by Craig Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A light, entertaining story of how a man turned his pipe dream into a profitable, highly respected business."
How the author created the ultimate American diner experience in Paris. Read full book review >

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IGNITING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Derek W. Beck
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A knowledgeable, elegant account full of elaborate depictions, complete with a thorough bibliography."
A descriptive account of the people (both rebel and loyalist) and events that propelled the great rupture with Britain. Read full book review >