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. 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 >

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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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RAIN DOGS by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Duffy (Gun Street Girl, 2015, etc.) is taking no better care of himself than he ever did. But his copper's instincts are as sharp as ever in this fifth installment."
During the Irish Troubles, a discouraged detective tackles a murder oddly similar to a past crime. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE by Adrian Raine
Released: April 30, 2013

"While Raine explicitly rules out any notion that biology is destiny, and the implication that criminologists such as himself are modern-day eugenicists, his questionable political conclusions are sure to be controversial, especially in the context of the current debate on guns and the prevention of violence."
Neurocriminologist Raine (Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Crime and Schizophrenia, 2006, etc.) asserts that "revolutionary advances into brain imaging are opening a new window in the biological basis of crime." 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 >