Search Results: "Carl Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A solid, sensible guide for finding and maintaining financial stability in an unstable world."
Financial advisor and New York Times blogger Richards discusses "how to cope with fear and stay grounded when making financial choices." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Only for those readers who are dying to read the end of Natalie and Ash's story. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
Blood Mates Natalie (all human) and Ash (half human, half vampire) continue the drive to unseat the evil dictator Purian Rose and win justice for all races in the United Sentry States. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH COLLECTOR by Justin Richards
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Simply smashing. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Scene: the foggy streets of Victorian London. Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE by Thomas Richards
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Too bad that in the end the revelations accumulated here, like the imaginary dam that brought them together, fail to hold water."
In sinuous, murky first fiction from ex-Harvard lit prof Richards (Imperial Archive, etc., not reviewed), the memory of Vietnam continues to plague the lives of four people who were involved in the failure, in 1973, of a massive dam built to control the mighty Mekong River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PINNACLE SEVEN by Jackie Richards
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Characters both sympathetic and vile and a neat, mean, little mystery rescue the story from well-intended but bombastic political philosophizing."
A TV journalist's rising star is knocked sideways when she returns to her small hometown to clean up her late father's unfinished business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An almost too judicious reappraisal of a workhorse outfit, redeemed in large measure by the heartfelt tributes it pays to those who did the fighting and dying. (photos, maps)"
A diligent, workmanlike account of the frequently overlooked (or deprecated) contributions to the Allied cause made by the UK's Bomber Command during WW II. Read full book review >