Search Results: "Bill Cochran"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREVER DOG by Bill Cochran
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A healing antidote for those who have lost a pet or any loved one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy is heartbroken when his beloved dog dies, leaving him alone. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A solid choice for youngsters dealing with divorce and good for use in an educational or therapeutic setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ted has some habits and attributes—nicknaming his elbows, for example—that some may find odd, but that's just the way he is. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK by Josh Cochran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"All in all, very much fun, although one might have trouble deciding whether to shelve it, hang it or reverse it. (Picture book. 4-10)"
It's a book! It's a poster! It's a toy! Hours of enjoyment! Read full book review >

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ROUGHNECKS by Thomas Cochran
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Despite the unevenness, this is a promising debut: thematically complex, strongly written. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Cochran's first novel puts a fresh angle on a familiar story: Rival high-school football teams square off for the state championship. Read full book review >

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POISON by Molly Cochran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Whether that's enough to keep fans reading the series remains to be seen. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
When three cowen—nonmagical—girls at the Ainsworth School fall prey to a mysterious illness and Katy takes the blame, it's clear that evil forces have returned to Whitfield (Legacy, 2011). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An overreaching travesty that could have been a useful compilation of genetic modifications over time."
Physicist Cochran and anthropologist Harpending team up to recount changes in population genetics that they say mark an explosion in human evolution. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SWORD by Molly Cochran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Preposterous twaddle, what with the phony backdrops, ramshackle characters rushing aimlessly about, and threadbare doings strung together on a whim."
More modern Arthurian galumphing: a sequel to The Forever King (1992). Read full book review >

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SEDUCTION by Molly Cochran
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Though not perfect, this is a layered and well-told story with an unlikely and endearing heroine. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
With her boyfriend spending all of his time with his once-estranged uncle, 17-year-old Katy Ainsworth flees to Paris for cooking school and an adventure of her own. Little does she know that a summer abroad will nearly cost her her life. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOST CIVILIZATIONS by Sharon Linnéa
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

An attention-getting double cover with a die-cut window is the most—quite possibly the only—memorable feature of this cursory look at two vanished cultures and three abandoned cities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"But cyberspace gets a thumbs-up, and a guide to electronic spiritual resources is included."
James Joyce had the epiphany. Read full book review >