Search Results: "Alan Bean"


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HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2009

Based on interviews with 28 astronauts, this history of the Apollo program masterfully describes the missions and personalizes them with astronauts' own words. Read full book review >

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AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

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BIG SNOW by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Winter's chills, rituals and resulting familial closeness, rendered in simple, surprisingly poignant drawings, make this a perennial read at first frost. (Picture book. 2-6)"
David tries to help his mother with Christmas housecleaning, but his mind swirls with thoughts of the big snow predicted to fall that afternoon. Read full book review >

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SWEET FARTS by Raymond Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"For good gassy humor turn to the Grosse Adventures manga series or the late-'90s series Barf-o-Rama, by Pat Pollari. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Last year at Harborside Elementary, Keith Emerson did something amazing at the science fair: He invented Sweet Farts, candy that makes toots smell sweet. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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VIVIEN LEIGH by Kendra Bean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A worthy tribute to an eternally fascinating star."
Sumptuously illustrated life of one of stage and screen's greatest tragic figures, published in time for the centennial of her birth. Read full book review >

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NO COMFORT IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1995

"But his competent debut will be appreciated most by fans of the heavily macho shoot-'em-up genre."
First of a series featuring Harry Starbranch, recently a homicide detective in Denver, now police chief in tiny Victory, Wyoming, and acting sheriff in Laramiea job he hopes to win full term in an upcoming election. Read full book review >

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LONG SHADOWS IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"Still, the solid plot, warm, folksy style, and endearingly fallible Harry will engage most readers to the finish."
A second chapter in the turbulent life of Harry Starbranch (No Comfort in Victory, 1995), whose dead-end job as police chief in sleepy Victory, Wyoming, was to be a near-total respite from the rigors of policing in Denver. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN VICTORY by Gregory Bean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 1997

"Flawed but gripping."
A third trip into the wilds of Wyoming with Harry Starbranch, the tough-as-old-boots sheriff of tiny Victory (Long Shadows in Victory, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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