Search Results: "Brent Ridge"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Classic, unfettered goodness with a sustainable mindset."
The dynamic stars of Planet Green TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys offer up the ultimate volume of their most treasured, hand-me-down recipes. Read full book review >

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INSIDE HUDSON PICKLE by Yolanda Ridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Such stronger middle-grade narratives interweaving sports and life's struggles as Newbery winner The Crossover and newcomer Shamini Flint's Ten (2017) mean this one can stay on the bench. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle schooler struggles to reconcile family secrets, his asthma, and his love of sports and firefighting. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT MADE ME by Judith Ridge
Released: March 1, 2017

"Candid and inspirational. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Familiar children's and teen authors reminisce about the books that set them on their paths toward becoming writers. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS HORSE AND THE THREE WISE MEN by Isabelle Brent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"An uneven effort that reflects a lack of understanding of the intended audience. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
The journey of the three Magi on their travels to the birthplace of Jesus is recounted from the point of view of a horse. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WALKERS by Brent Hartinger
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

After his parents' deaths, Zach is doomed to live under his grandparents' rule on a remote island. Read full book review >

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DREAMQUEST by Brent Hartinger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2007

"There's no depth to this heavily exclamation-mark-laden adventure, but Julie's entertaining and humorous quest leads to a satisfying conclusion. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Eleven-year-old Julie can't take it anymore. Read full book review >

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PROJECT SWEET LIFE by Brent Hartinger
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Despite the material's overall pleasantness and sturdy sense of place, it doesn't engage until far too late, at which time readers may well have lost interest. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This old-fashioned boys' yarn's jaunty premise—that three 15-year-old boys can circumvent working at dreary summer jobs and instead make $7,000 (the amount they figure their wages would yield) fast so they can spend a leisurely summer spelunking, scuba diving, bike riding and swimming—takes a single chapter to set up. Read full book review >

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SURFACE TENSION by Brent Runyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 10, 2009

"With sensitivity and candor, Runyon reveals how life changes us all and how these unavoidable changes can be full of both turmoil and wonder. (Fiction. YA)"
Over four summers at a small cottage on a lake, carefree 13-year-old Luke, eager to locate the perfect "luckystone," turns into an adventurous 14-year-old who tries nonchalantly to sneak peeks at his neighbor's breasts and then an easily annoyed 15-year-old who realizes his parents' faults and just wants "to get the fuck out of here." Read full book review >

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CARTER’S BIG BREAK by Brent Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"No literary blockbuster, this sophomore novel nevertheless propels Carter further along in reader fandom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Narrowly scraping through his freshman year, 14-year-old Will Carter is looking forward to swimming with his buddies and making out with his girlfriend, Abby. Read full book review >

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THE SCEPTRED ISLE CLUB by Brent Monahan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2002

"Baker Street Irregulars taking a breather from the collected works might enjoy giving this adventure the analytical eye."
"You are sitting with one of the world's best detectives," a friend says of John LeBrun, and no less an authority than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will soon have reason to agree. Read full book review >