Search Results: "Bill Green"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The clear south polar light, working its magic on Green's science writing, should have revealed to him that it was not his destiny to be bard of the crystal desert."
In this sturdy if at times tortured field report cum memoir of a geochemical visit to a series of ice-covered lakes in Antarctica, Green takes measure not just of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium, but of his life and the mystery of nature as well. Read full book review >

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BOLTZMANN'S TOMB by Bill Green
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"The casual reader will derive pleasure not only from the science Green teaches but from the eloquence he employs to teach it."
A radiant love letter to science from a scientist with a poet's soul. 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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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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NEW KID by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teenage baseball star struggles not only with game-day stress, but also with the ever-present fear that his world is about to end. Read full book review >

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FORCE OUT by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A slice of life for middle school readers who know that their sport is a microcosm of the larger world. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Two sixth-grade Little Leaguers and best buddies find their friendship tested on and off the diamond. Read full book review >

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TRUTH OR DARE by Jacqueline Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Good intrigue designed for the chick-lit crowd. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A well-plotted suspense tale aims itself at the Pretty Little Liars fan base. Read full book review >

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TILLY'S MOONLIGHT GARDEN by Julia Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Nuanced and gently-paced, share this with imaginative young readers dealing with change. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
If Tilly's world seems surreal, it is because it has been upended: Her mother is absent, bedridden with a difficult pregnancy, the family has moved, and Tilly's best friend is miles away. Read full book review >

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BEST OF THE BEST by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2011

"Ethics in sports lifts this above the usual sports saga. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Another episode in the life of 12-year-old baseball phenom Josh LeBlanc, introduced in Baseball Great (2009). Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WOULD-BE PRINCESS by Jessica Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A mighty inspiring debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
To be popular with the "princesses" in her Australian elementary school is not Jillian's destiny, especially with King-Nerd Nigel and the rest of the "misfits" tagging along. Read full book review >

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FOOTBALL CHAMP by Tim Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Still, there's no denying that the former defensive end writes an engaging page-turner that's full of play-by-play action, and this sequel to Football Genius (2008) ends with a whopper of a surprise, most likely signaling another book to come. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Troy White has an uncanny ability to see football patterns, a talent that enables him to correctly predict what plays will be run next. Read full book review >