Search Results: "Alexander Star"


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QUICK STUDIES by Alexander Star
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A wonderful collection, offering fine bedside browsing for disaffected grad students, refugees from the university, and fans of solid journalism alike."
A lively greatest-hits collection from the pages of the recently deceased journal Lingua Franca, which "sought to occupy the no-man's-land between the tabloid and the treatise." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2011

"An important book that gives coherence to a massive data dump."
Thoughtful analysis of one of the largest leaks of classified information in history—how it happened, what the secret documents say and what it all means. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS EASY
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Hellraisers (The Devil's Engine Book 1) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 -2
Talky Talk: Immersive
Bonus Factors:
 Noir, Deal with the Devil, X-Men
Relationship Status: Successful First Date

 

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity

This cover actually makes a lot more sense in context (the ...


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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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MUSIC AND IDENTITY
by Leila Roy

Every so often, I pick up two books in a row that parallel and complement one another so very well that it’s both delightful and startling. This past weekend, it was two books that, on the surface, don’t have a ton in common: one is a middle grade novel about a zine-writing twelve-year-old who’s struggling with being the New Kid ...


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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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BOOK REVIEW

CARPOOL DIEM by Nancy Star
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2008

"Star scores big."
A businesswoman attempts to transform herself into a soccer mom. Read full book review >

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Murder for a Cash Crop by Sue Star
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lighthearted, formulaic, but ultimately satisfying mystery novel with a charming heroine."
A middle-aged mom decides to track down the arsonist who burned down her best friend's house. Read full book review >

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UP NEXT by Nancy Star
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"No shortage of writing talent here, then, but it just needs to get real."
A debut outing for neophyte sleuth May Morrison—a divorced, loving mother of two small girls, and the newly promoted producer of the Paula Live talk-show. Read full book review >

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THE LAST RESORT by April Star
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2009

"A fine blend of mystery and romance for readers who can tolerate the high sugar content in the protagonists' dialogue."
A goody-goody couple solve a murder mystery in an RV park. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Fleur Star
Kirkus Star
by Fleur Star, illustrated by Jemma Westing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A winning series that is truly for all board-book readers and their grown-ups. (Board book. 2-4)"
DK presents a concept book with tactile elements accompanied by print and Braille text. Read full book review >