Search Results: "Chris Paul"


BOOK REVIEW

LONG SHOT by Chris Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The volume ends with a note detailing Paul's accomplishments in college basketball and in the NBA. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In this made-to-inspire autobiographical account, NBA All-Star Chris Paul recalls the difficulty he faced making it onto the school's basketball team. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Another winning collaboration from two luminaries. (acknowledgements) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Janeczko and Raschka reunite for a fourth anthology, featuring poems spanning two millennia. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTALS by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

Stewart and Riddell cap their Edge Chronicles with a large-scale grand tour and cast reunion. Read full book review >

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RETURNER'S WEALTH by Paul Stewart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Red meat for rabid dragon lovers, but younger fans of the authors' Edge Chronicles may be discomfited by the gruesome bits and steamy clinches. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A young wanderer enters the Wyrmeweald—a mountainous land of sudden death, untold riches, and dragons, dragons, dragons—in this grim trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? by Chris Barton
NONFICTION
Released: April 14, 2011

"Teens in the thick of creating identities themselves will find this riveting. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In 10 vignettes, Barton profiles successful imposters, both men and women. Read full book review >

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BARNABY GRIMES by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"From the first gripping sentence onward, Barnaby will be sure to rake in the fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
The latest and best Stewart/Riddell collaboration to date is set in a pseudo-Victorian world of stovepipe hats, gamins and smog. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A BISON BOUNCING ON THE BED! by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bland fare for bed jumpers, but the point about shared responsibility is a good one to make—blunted though it is by the ending. (Picture book. 4-6)"
If the bed won't break with a bison bouncing on it, surely a few smaller animals won't do any harm…will they? Read full book review >