Search Results: "Chris Rylander"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH STALL: PART III by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Readers of the previous installments will be eager to see how it all plays out, but they may well be disappointed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the third and final installment of the Fourth Stall saga, Mac and Vince are pulled back into the world of organized crime at their middle school. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN ZERO by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Both established fans of Agent Zero and those new to the series will surely find Carson a funny and endearing mini-Bond, right down to the supercool gadgets. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Fresh off a stint as an "actual, real-life" secret agent who almost singlehandedly saved the world, Carson Fender, aka Agent Zero, is having trouble adjusting to post-mission life as an ordinary seventh-grader back in North Dakota. Read full book review >

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CODENAME ZERO by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Still, this is an exciting, zippy read that will leave readers wondering if there's more to their own hometowns than meets the eye. (Thriller. 9-12)"
Desperate to spice up life in his small, North Dakota town, seventh-grader Carson Fender has secured his position as Erik Hill Middle School's number-one prankster. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH STALL: PART II  by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Readers will be flushed with excitement to follow Mac's operations from the fourth stall. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Someone's out to destroy Mac's middle school, and Mac must find a way to stop him. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH STALL by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Although it will likely shed readers along the way, it implies a sequel at the end, and those who make it to the final pages will look forward to it. (Fiction. 9-13)"
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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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CLASH OF THE WORLDS by Chris Columbus
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Generally, an enjoyable book with high stakes and a solid ending, despite the mushy middle. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following the 2013 death of co-author Vizzini, Rylander joins the team for the conclusion to the book-world-hopping House of Secrets series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 20, 2012

"Branches beyond the reach of a typical cancer-widow memoir, achieving an inspiring depth of spirit."
Rylander's memoir follows her as she grieves and grows through her husband Jim's illness and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPWALKER by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"Sensational subject matter aside, this thriller is a sleeper."
Bohjalian's latest considers the impact of a sleepwalker's disappearance on her husband and children. Read full book review >