Search Results: "Bryan Chick"


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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"While the tension between the preteen protagonists and the teens is both tangible and interesting, this installment feels more like novel-length worldbuilding than a story in itself. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The four intrepid heroes of The Secret Zoo (2010) return for another adventure in this new animal-packed fantasy series. Read full book review >

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RIDDLES AND DANGER by Bryan Chick
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"While there may be enough interaction between the Scouts and zoo animals like Podgy the flying penguin and P-Dog the prairie dog to please animal lovers, readers looking for a fast-paced thrill will likely be disappointed. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In the third installment of this fantasy series, the four Action Scouts, Richie, Ella, Noah and Megan, must band together to save both the magical world beneath the Clarksville Zoo and their own from the evil "Shadowist" DeGraff and his army of Sasquatches. Read full book review >

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LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

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ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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NO PARKING AT THE END TIMES by Bryan Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Thoughtful readers may take interest in Abigail's self-discoveries. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Even though the end of the world didn't happen, it still feels like it to Abigail. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY’S EDGE by Bryan Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not for everyone, but a good choice for thoughtful readers with a taste for the Baroque. (Christian fantasy. YA)"
The second in this religious fantasy series offers an inventive premise and evocative imagery but a surrealistically convoluted plot. Read full book review >

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Ed Savage And The Savage Murders Trilogy by Bryan Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2016

"Ruthless killers spark terrifying scenes throughout even if the ending remains a bit incomplete."
A relaxing excursion into the mountains turns into a nightmare when a New York family must face crazed, revenge-seeking killers in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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Christmas in Vermont by Bryan Mooney
Released: May 19, 2014

"Pretty as freshly fallen snow, and just as fluffy."
A jolly portrait of the perfect New England Christmas. Read full book review >

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SINGULARITY by Christopher Bryan
MYSTERY THRILLER

"Somewhat slight compared with earlier entries in the series, but another well-written, enjoyable mystery."
This third mystery novel in a series continues the temporal and spiritual investigations of Detective Inspector Cecilia Cavaliere in Exeter, England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"It is far better for us all to be as informed as possible to temper the excesses of biologists who might play God—as well as the Appleyards whose fearmongering posits science as the root of all evil."
Appleyard, a special-feature writer and columnist for the Sunday Times of London, is worried. Read full book review >

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WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

"In all, this is not quite the ideal format for a 'first book of spirituals,' but Bryan's illustrations have an emotional toughness not usually found in work for children — one which refutes, albeit not very subtly, the misconceived notion that spirituals are either submissive or sentimental."
Stark sobriety of mood and fluid overall design meet in Ashley Bryan's black and white prints which feature African people and motifs, often mixed with biblical subjects. Read full book review >