Search Results: "Billy Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR MAC SAVES CHRISTMAS by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Children who already love the Little Blue Truck series will be ready to move on to a holiday celebration with Tractor Mac. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this entry in the Tractor Mac series, the anthropomorphic red tractor assists with transporting a gigantic evergreen tree into town for the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Read full book review >

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THIEVING WEASELS by Billy Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A diverting caper comedy. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Cam Smith has only one wish: to escape his criminal family. He has managed to get himself into the prestigious Wheaton Preparatory Academy and plans to go to Princeton when his family shows up to ruin everything. Read full book review >

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VANILLA by Billy Merrell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Tighter construction might have added more punch to the poetry, but teens will identify with the quest for identity and ground in that most groundless of times. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Falling in love was the easy part for Hunter and Vanilla…staying together's the challenge. Read full book review >

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NEW FRIEND by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A pleasant-enough trip to the farm. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Plows, harrows, and cultivators!" Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS by Billy  Bragg
Released: July 11, 2017

"Writing with an expert practitioner's appreciation for music, Bragg tells the story of British rock-'n'-roll's forerunner with verve and great intelligence."
Superb account, by British folk-punker Bragg (A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics, 2016, etc.), of the politically aware, working-class skiffle craze of the 1950s. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE ME AND YOU by Billy Mernit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Mernit should lose the gimmicks and trust his talent."
This first novel by Mernit (Writing the Romantic Comedy: The Art and Craft of Writing Screenplays That Sell, 2000), a story analyst for Universal, concerns a screenwriter who employs the tricks of his trade to lure back his wife. Read full book review >

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THE ONE WHO SHOWS THE WAY by Billy Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2017

"Spiritual seekers may wish to dip in and out of this packed examination of contemporary Christianity to find guidance."
A midlife crisis leads a man to recount his experiences with spirituality, Christianity, and "Heart Intelligence" in this meditation on questions of faith. Read full book review >

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WE GET HARDER TO LOVE by billy williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2013

"A unique, nontraditional narrative rife with sex, drugs and introspection."
A complex novel from Williams (Schmitty Love, 2011) about a manwho seeks to help depressed people with their myriad problems. Read full book review >