Search Results: "Beah E. Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEP CLIMBING, GIRLS by Beah E. Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both a period piece and a shout-out of encouragement, this is sure to find a new, responsive audience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
First published in 1951 by the late actress and poet, Keep Climbing, Girls gets renewed energy from the strong gouache images of Christie and the introduction from Hamilton. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An imaginative sci-fi tale with the potential to teach real science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURE by Douglas E. Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Raises interesting questions about the nature of humanity. Although the plot depends on wormholes and faster-than-light space travel, readers won't have to be science-fiction fans to enjoy it."
In this clever science-fiction thriller by Richards (Amped, 2012, etc.), a scientist attempts to cure human psychopathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"UNICEF Ambassador Beah writes lyrically and passionately about ugly realities as well as about the beauty and dignity of traditional ways."
This first novel from Sierra Leone-born author Beah (A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, 2007) features characters who face the challenges of returning to normalcy after the horrors of civil war in Sierra Leone. Read full book review >

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A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Beah's halting narrative has confusing time shifts, but it's hideously effective in conveying the essential horror of his experiences."
The survivor of a dirty war in starkest Africa recounts his transition from 12-year-old orphan to killing machine. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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JIGGLE JOGGLE JEE! by Laura E. Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2001

"Nostalgic and brimming with old-world charm, this merry romp is a great ride. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A turn-of-the-century poem is resurrected and paired with Williams's sparkling illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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THE CHAOS CODE by Justin Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Mixing the supernatural with an action-adventure theme, this is a race that will capture the reader's attention and keep them turning pages long after lights out. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Matt Stribling is used to his divorced parents shuttling him back and forth on school vacations. Read full book review >