Search Results: "Adrian Newbould"


BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED by Emily Adrian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"Original and intriguing; a powerful debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Budding actor Rebecca Rivers knows who she is and where she's going; she's also shadowed by an old, unearned middle school reputation that refuses to die. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE LAND by Adrian McKinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Despite weak dialogue and flat characters, an entertaining adventure. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
In this fantasy-like space-travel trilogy opener, a grieving boy finds his strength in a distant land. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Covers the Great Fire like a blanket. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A robust account from Christopher Wren biographer Tinniswood (His Invention So Fertile, 2002) of the fire that reduced much of Wren's London to ashes in 1666. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This is an unfailingly interesting contribution to the history of science. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A whopping life of Thomas Huxley (182595), who did much to bring Victorian-era science to a lay audience. Read full book review >

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DEAD I WELL MAY BE by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"McKinty, born in Northern Ireland and now Colorado-based, is a storyteller with the kind of style and panache that blur the line between genre and mainstream. Top-drawer."
A breakout second novel (after Orange Rhymes with Everything, 1997) careens boisterously from Belfast to the Bronx, and 'tis naught but Troubles all the way. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by Adrian Magson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2012

"A solid read, but the ending doesn't satisfy."
A British spy thriller from Magson (Tracers, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2010

"A powerful yet understated history of pirate radio and its impact in the Internet age."
A historical retelling of the pirate-radio revolution that swept throughout 1960s England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1992

"Havill sails very close to the wind in this grim, grotesque, well-documented tale of an unmellowed capitalist whose need to control has extended even to a retroactive name-change for his father—to whom Cooke gave his own (invented) middle name. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Cool, dry, deadly biography of billionaire sportsman/power- broker Jack Kent Cooke, by book-rookie Havill, former president of a public-relations firm. Read full book review >