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BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND MARRIAGE by Bill Cosby
Released: April 22, 1989

Some more Mr. Nice Guy is presented for the genial entertainer's army of fans. Read full book review >

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CHILDHOOD by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"With a book that's transparent, easily digested, low calorie, and inoffensive, Cosby is still selling Jell-O. For fans of Mr. Nice Guy."
Another predictable hour or two with the professionally genial Coz, concocted on the lite formula perfected in previous books (Fatherhood, Love and Marriage) anent The Ages of Man and A Few Women. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN (BUT I'M GLAD I WAS) by Bill Cosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For fans, a small Philly cheesesteak, nonchalant as youth itself, by a comic master."
The Cos again waxes funny on the commonplace happenings of life as we may know it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2001

"A quick and easy senior seminar taught by a quick and easy senior instructor, false attempts at grouchiness notwithstanding. It's amiable entertainment—it could not be otherwise—and fully anodyne."
Rounding 40 years since he first stood up to recount comical things, Dr. Cosby is the Cal Ripkin of standup. Just as regularly, no matter what, he suits up and delivers another slim volume of agreeable musings on matters of general interest (Love and Marriage, 1989; Childhood, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE HUNT by Bill Cosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Honeywood's brightly colored domestic scenes, painted in a flat, folksy style, add plenty of visual energy, and the pleasure each member of Little Bill's family takes in his or her special thing lightens the book's obvious didactic intent. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In the new Little Bill series for beginning readers, Little Bill figures that his father has a prized collection of jazz LPs, his brother has a stack of classic baseball cards, and his mother owns a silver serving platter—so what does he have that's special? Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL OF MINISTRY by Braxton A. Cosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Gripping, action-packed religious fiction."
A fast-paced adventure featuring a secret society on a divine mission. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 2016

"While not a definitive history of rock, this book nevertheless provides an illuminating and intriguing look at how the genre became a cultural touchstone.
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A debut book explores rock 'n' roll's origins in a broad historical and societal context. Read full book review >

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BIG TOP OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Nonthreatening, nonstop mayhem…next stop: Tinseltown! (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
Otto the peanut-allergic elephant cracks another case. Read full book review >

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THE TYPEWRITER by Bill Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Words rule in this intriguing, impressive, imaginative, nearly wordless narrative drama. (Picturebook. 5-9)"
Three kids find an old typewriter, igniting spectacular surprises when they start playing with it. 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

Released: July 20, 2011

"A scattershot and thematically confusing collection."
Six Arizona-based authors present an anthology of poetry, essays and short fiction from their collective works. Read full book review >

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KENNEDY'S LAST DAYS by Bill O'Reilly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"The melodrama is laid on with a trowel, but it's nevertheless a thoroughly documented, visually rich presentation of the official version. (timeline, quotes, capsule bios, sites, books, films, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Aiming for a young audience, the popular political pundit pares down his Killing Kennedy (2012) considerably (and leaves out the sexual exploits) while shoveling in sheaves of documentary photographs. Read full book review >