Search Results: "Brian Falkner"


BOOK REVIEW

MADDY WEST AND THE TONGUE TAKER by Brian Falkner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"On balance, warm and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a "talker of tongues," 9-year-old Maddy West has the astonishing and enviable ability to speak and read any language. Read full book review >

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RAMPAGE AT WATERLOO by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 14, 2015

"A long slog to the good parts. Naomi Novik's Temeraire series for adults offers a similar premise (with dragons rather than dinos) and quicker rewards. (Historical fantasy. 12-14)"
Falkner gives Napoleon a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TASK FORCE by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The action never stops, keeping readers engrossed in a rapid-paced tale that doesn't hesitate to deal with the realities of a war of survival. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Recon Team Angel, a group of teens trained for espionage and surgically altered to resemble the invader alien race (The Assault, 2012), are back for their next mission…going deep into alien territory. Read full book review >

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THE ASSAULT by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works. (glossary) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
After the aliens take over, it's up to the teenagers to save humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROJECT by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An epilogue hints that this may not be the end of Tommy and Luke's adventures; readers will certainly be hoping for more. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner delivers another solid thriller (Brainjack, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TOMORROW CODE by Brian Falkner
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Exciting and thought-provoking, it will raise awareness of serious issues as it entertains. (Thriller. 10 & up)"
New Zealand author Falkner makes his U.S. debut with a book that resonates with a Down Under accent. Read full book review >

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BRAIN JACK by Brian Falkner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Geektastic. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A cyber-thriller that reads like a video game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Intricately detailed and perceptively digressive, Falkner's work is as good as the best books by Donald Honig or Roger Kahn. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Like all fine sports biographies, this one is not merely about an athlete. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OWL BOY by Brian Schatell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"An offbeat tale about following your dreams, no matter where they might lead (though older readers will note the cautionary tale of taking your passions a bit too far). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Al loves owls. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: GOOD NIGHT, TRUCKS by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Sweet dreams for young truck lovers. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A collection of trucks call it a night. Read full book review >