Search Results: "Billy Parish"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A fresh way to look at the challenges facing job seekers today."
Two enterprising young activists explain why trying to change the world is the best career move you could possibly make right now. Read full book review >

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Ulterior Motives by Mel Parish
Released: May 13, 2013

"A slow-paced story of captivity with an emotional center that will keep readers engaged."
A methodical thriller bristling with interpersonal intrigue and compelling characters. 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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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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AMELIA BEDELIA'S FIRST FIELD TRIP by Herman Parish
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Parish has turned the clock back, making Amelia Bedelia young again and giving a new generation of readers the opportunity to enjoy her humor and self-confidence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers are sure to recognize the younger version of their favorite literal-thinker as she goes on her first-ever school field trip to the farm in this fourth of her picture-book adventures. Read full book review >

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DOWN THE SHORE by Stan Parish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"No plot, no character development, so Parish's fluid narrative skills are wasted."
The partying is intense in this first novel, a look at America's bright young things under a cloud or two. 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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BASED ON THE MOVIE by Billy Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The stakes are low here, and the hero's obsessions eventually become tiresome."
Debut novel rife with arrogant directors, pompous directors of photography, pretentious assistant directors, puffed-up producers…and one victimized dolly grip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Frolick's debut effort features some boffo scenes, but it's much too talky, and poor performances and awkward editing will likely limit its box-office appeal. (7 b&w photos, not seen)"
Lights, camera, inaction!—as we follow seven recent, and surprisingly dull, film-school grads trying to succeed in Hollywood. 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 >