Search Results: "Alasdair Bright"


BOOK REVIEW

FLYING FEET by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"The tension builds mildly, exploring the concept of individuality and the expanding pressures of growing up, demonstrating Giff's keen understanding of chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The third in the Zigzag Kids series, which features a culturally diverse, tight-knit cast and focuses on one character per installment, turns to would-be inventor Charlie. Read full book review >

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BEARS BEWARE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Young readers transitioning to chapter books will find themselves laughing while they empathize. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Mitchell thinks he isn't brave, so an overnight camping trip fills him with worry—and, besides, he doesn't want to celebrate his birthday in the woods. Read full book review >

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STAR TIME by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"These amusing tales feel increasingly cozy as the reader comes to know each character one by one; fans of the Zigzag Kids will anticipate the next. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Each slim volume of The Zigzag Kids series highlights one character among the diverse group of friends attending one afterschool program; in this fourth installment, Gina is convinced that she will be the shining star of the upcoming Afternoon Center play. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE KID by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Sequel Big Whopper publishes simultaneously (ISBN: 978-0-385-74688-5; PLB: 978-0-385-90926-6; paper: 978-0-553-49469-3). (Fiction. 6-9)"
This debut title in Giff's Zigzag Kids series introduces a large cast of characters who gather at the Afternoon Center of Zelda A. Zigzag School. Read full book review >

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Take a Walk on the Bright Side by Eugene Bright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A memoir that offers a promising look into the early 20th century but never brings the same excitement to its tales of more recent years."
A debut author traces his family's history, decade by decade, from the early 1900s to the present day. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Despite the perils the reckless heroes and heroines court, all three stories have at least moderately happy endings—though the plausible chance that they won't shows you how far erotic fiction has come since Bright first hung out her editorial shingle."
Indefatigable pop sexologist Bright has corralled three varied contributions in a sequel to Three the Hard Way (2004) that could mark a new annual series. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF DAN BRIGHT by Dan Bright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Compelling reading."
A former drug dealer and ex-con chronicles how he became involved in the criminal underworld and managed to escape a wrongful death sentence for murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A highly readable account of extraordinary visitations."
Papagapitos (Artemis Bound, 2001), in this memoir, claims to have had encounters with aliens over the course of two decades.Read full book review >

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BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Rash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A nicely varied feast from a master of the form."
Searing collection of short fiction from critically acclaimed Rash (Serena, 2008, etc.) Read full book review >

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BURNING BRIGHT by Tracy Chevalier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"A story rich in background but lacking a compelling center."
A colorful historical novel considers the perils of life in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >

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STAR BRIGHT! by Andrew M. Greeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Though Odessa's innocence proves unbeatable, tension fades as the only question left becomes: Will Greeley find some conflict to resolve? (He doesn't.)"
Prolific Father Greeley (Summer at the Lake, p. 401) takes a stab at It's a Wonderful Christmas and comes up . . . all charm and wit. Read full book review >