Search Results: "Brian McClellan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN by Brian McClellan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"A reliably rewarding installment that will keep appetites whetted for the conclusion."
Second entry in the Powder Mage trilogy (Promise of Blood, 2013), something like a fantasy French Revolution with seriously weird wizards. Read full book review >

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SINS OF EMPIRE  by Brian McClellan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A yarn that promises more than it delivers. Fans will be entitled to a small measure of disappointment."
A new sequence, following the outstanding Powder Mage fantasy trilogy (The Autumn Republic, 2015, etc.) and set in the same war-torn world—gratifyingly, some of the characters reappear—gets under way. Read full book review >

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PROMISE OF BLOOD by Brian McClellan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 16, 2013

"A thoroughly satisfying yarn that should keep readers waiting impatiently for further installments."
First of a fantasy trilogy, sort of a French Revolution with wizards; McClelland's debut packs some serious heat. Read full book review >

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THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC by Brian McClellan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A slam-bang conclusion to an outstanding trilogy."
Final part of the Powder Mage trilogy (The Crimson Campaign, 2014, etc.) about—well, mix the American Revolution with the Civil War, stir in gods, magic, power politics and what-all, and you'll get the flavor.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

SONG FOR A PRINCESS by Rachael Mortimer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A quiet jewel about friendship and renewal, this is a princess story without the usual clichés as well as a tale that shows the beauty and regenerative power of words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this original fairy tale, a little brown bird that loves words listens intently as a princess and her friend tell each other stories and play in the garden. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BALL by Brian Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Failing to keep his eye on the soccer ball, a player finds himself on an eventful chase to catch the runaway plaything. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HAT! by Brian Won
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"This lighthearted story revels in the small acts that make life better—cheers all around. (Picture book. 3-7)"
All the animals are grumpy until a surprise brightens their day in this tale about the joy of sharing. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: BLUE BUS, RED BALLOON by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"While not as strong as the first two titles in the series (1 2 3 Beep Beep Beep!: A Counting Book and Stop! Go! A Book of Opposites, both 2013), Biggs' playful vehicles keep this one chugging along. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A catalog of colorful vehicles. Read full book review >