Search Results: "Brendan Powell Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Those who favor a literal interpretation of Bible stories and fans of Smith's popular series will probably feel that this floats their boat; those looking for a gentler (and less visually ridiculous) introduction to the popular story should look elsewhere. (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
This interpretation of the story of Noah and his Ark combines the familiar Old Testament story with perennially popular LEGO® building blocks used to create the illustrations. Read full book review >

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SURVIVE-O-PEDIA by David Borgenicht
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Mild amusement for armchair travelers, offering (as the intro puts it) 'all of the adventure with none of the stitches.' (Browsing item. 10-12)"
From "Airplane Crashes" to "Whitewater" and "Woods," an alphabetical tally of hazardous situations with (usually) a few coping strategies. Read full book review >

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INFORMATION INSECURITY by Brendan January
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Listen up, warns January in this arresting work: everyone is watching, and nothing is deleted for keeps. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Some sound advice: assume everything you do on the Internet is seen or collected by someone other than your intended audience, out of malice or opportunism, pure and simple. Read full book review >

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SHUTOUT by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Amanda's quandary will resonate with readers as she tackles timely topics such as friendship woes, teen drinking and family life with admirable aplomb. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Amanda is on the cusp of many changes at the outset of her freshman year. Read full book review >

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THE GRANNY by Brendan O’Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"If tear-jerkers put you off, however, this will not be your cup of tea."
The third installment of the Agnes Browne trilogy, in which O'Carroll (The Mammy, 1999; The Chisellers, p. 205) follows the fortunes and foibles of the Dublin widow and her large brood all the way to Agnes's happy end. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COVE by Brendan DuBois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"As usual, DuBois works hard to give every possible attitude toward nuclear plants a sympathetic hearing, and he's honest enough to acknowledge that solving the mystery does nothing to solve the problems he raises so compellingly."
Ex-Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole is caught in a fatal crossfire between rabid anti-nuke activists and the corporate and union stalwarts behind New Hampshire's Falconer Unit 2. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Consie Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A great addition to any collection, especially if that collection is in a snowy place. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Part Eye Spy, part counting book, this is a wonderful seasonal activity that will have kids learning as they observe the wintry world around them. Read full book review >

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JUST DESSERT by Polly Powell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

"A thoroughly accomplished debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That last piece of yellow cake with fudge frosting has Patsy's name written all over it, but her mother declines Patsy's pointed request for it. Read full book review >

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DEAD SAND by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"A sour but otherwise unremarkable debut."
Once, when Lewis Cole was a numbers-cruncher for the Department of Defense out on his annual field training stint in the Nevada desert, all his companions were killed—and so was he, almost—by a secret Defense project. Read full book review >

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HOTEL MALABAR by Brendan Galvin
Released: March 6, 1998

"A first-rate yarn that insists on its status as poetry."
The only indication that this fine short story is a narrative poem is its arrangement into segments on the page, and an occasional —poetic— flourish—a zingy phrase or an added-on image. Read full book review >