Search Results: "Chad Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

HELP ME LEARN NUMBERS 0-20 by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not the most exciting, but it may just find a spot on the shelf since it goes beyond 10. (Math picture book. 2-5)"
Marzollo's latest math title is a rather utilitarian counting book combining mediocre rhymes with I Spy-like objects to count. Read full book review >

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HELP ME LEARN ADDITION by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This is not a book that kids could (or would) pick up on their own without guidance, and teachers are likely still to prefer to use old favorites that do it well. (Math picture book. 3-7)"
Marzollo's second Help Me Learn title builds on the first (Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, 2011) but unfortunately does not fix its rhythm and rhyme flaws. Read full book review >

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HELP ME LEARN SUBTRACTION by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The dash of humor in the text is a welcome addition. (Math picture book. 3-7)"
Marzollo and Phillips' third collaboration gives readers both the vocabulary and the vertical and horizontal number sentences that will introduce them to basic subtraction. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >

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DOGBREATH VICTORIOUS by Chad Henry

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THE BIRD ROOM by Chad Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"Hard-core horror and sci-fi readers will likely enjoy the more original tales in this story collection."
A collection of 17 horror, sci-fi and paranormal tales that, at their best, recall The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Read full book review >

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NOTIONS UNBOUND by Chad Landshield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An inventive take on an old idea that is still relevant today."
An invention meant to enlighten becomes a destructive force in Landshield's two-part debut novel. Read full book review >

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SHIRKER by Chad Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2000

"Taylor creates strong, sometimes sexually graphic, images at the expense of logical narrative, as natural and supernatural explanations compete to the very end."
New Zealand author Taylor's first US publication is the tale of a dead man, narrated by the late Ellerslie Penrose as he lies on the sidewalk after crashing through a window atop the Regent Hotel. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE MAN by Chad Barton
Released: July 5, 2011

"A well-crafted novel that cuttingly tackles vigilantism and vengeance."
A man and his dog slay pederasts from New York City to Florida in this surging thriller from ex-law enforcement investigator Barton. Read full book review >

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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MALE by Chad Kultgen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"The Main Event of Portnoy's Complaint, without the wit."
The self-absorbed narrator continually looks for (and finds) sex but is terrified, if not emasculated, by the prospect of love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2006

"An intriguing, bracing tale, and not just for history buffs."
Before 9/11 there was July 30, 1916. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A faith-affirming story of surviving a devastating loss."
Inspirational true story of love, marriage and untimely death, created as a memorial to the author's beloved wife and as a testament of faith for his young daughter, to whom this tragic history is dedicated. Read full book review >