Search Results: "Ben Watt"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMANY AND TOM by Ben Watt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful, sensitively wrought memoir."
A British singer-songwriter's keenly observed memoir about growing up with his talented but mismatched parents and looking after them in their old age. Read full book review >

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PATIENT by Ben Watt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"In both its graphic and reflective modes, this is resilient, just-so reporting. (Author tour)"
Down for the count in his prime, now back on tour minus most of his small intestine and much of his body weight, a remarkably centered rock singer/songwriter chronicles his affliction with restraint and wry pluck in unbuttoned, conversational British. Read full book review >

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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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YOU'RE FINALLY HERE! by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A good-but-not-great entry in the meta-picture-book genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"You're finally here!" Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mélanie Watt is NOT the author of this book—Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Read full book review >

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CHESTER’S MASTERPIECE by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A must purchase, especially where the first two are loved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chester, Canadian cat author extraordinaire, is back for a third self-aggrandizing volume without any help from Mélanie Watt. Read full book review >

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LEON THE CHAMELEON by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the Little Blue and Little Yellow set, or as an alternative to Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (1989). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Read full book review >

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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALABAMA MOON by Watt Key
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Key writes honestly about hunting, trapping and the hardships of survival in this rather unusual coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
All his life, Moon Blake has lived with his reclusive father, Oliver, on a remote tract of land in the woods surviving only on what they trap and grow. Read full book review >

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Released: April 4, 2016

"A compulsively readable YA novel that seems like an adult romance, which may appeal to older teenagers looking for something in the vein of Gossip Girl."
An orphan enters a world of privilege and decadence after she's taken in by a wealthy family in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >

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TERROR AT BOTTLE CREEK by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fare to satisfy readers captivated by disaster, particularly outdoor enthusiasts, but less satisfying to aspiring feminists. (Adventure. 9-13)"
When a hurricane strikes the Alabama coastal swamps, it takes real expertise to survive. Read full book review >

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WHEN IT'S REAL by Erin Watt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A quintessential beach read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The pseudonymous writing duo of the Royals trilogy introduces engaging new characters in a modern version of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >