Search Results: "Chris Simms"


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SCRATCH DEEPER by Chris Simms
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Simms (Cut Adrift, 2011, etc.) launches a new series with an appealing heroine whose every move, so surprising to her and her boss, seems eminently predictable by genre fans."
A lowly Detective Constable newly appointed to the Greater Manchester Police Force's Counter Terrorism Unit follows her unpromising assignment to a nest of deadly terrorists. Read full book review >

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A PRICE TO PAY by Chris Simms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Iona's second adventure is long on tension but short on logic."
The illegal sale of refurbished laptops places Manchester's Counterterrorism Unit on a collision course with Mossad. Read full book review >

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SIMMS TABACK’S CITY ANIMALS by Simms Taback
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"The heavy cardstock should withstand many readings—good thing, as this one is sure to be a favorite among young patrons. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following the same format as Simms Taback's Safari Animals (2008), the author/illustrator celebrates the animals that make their homes in the city. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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SIMMS TABACK’S BIG BOOK OF WORDS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The only misstep is the telephone, a black number with a dial and a cord that children may not recognize at all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medal-winner Taback wields a strong black line and vibrating color on each of these pages, where an object sits on a plain white background. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe die-hard riddle fans will eat it up, and it's fun for the eye, but otherwise not one to run to. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the mouthful of a title indicates, the only subjects covered are supposed to be about space, snakes or bugs, though the riddles sometimes stretch these boundaries. Read full book review >

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MOMMIES AND BABIES by Simms Taback
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Taback's other spring 2010 books, Zoom (ISBN: 978-1-60905-007-8) and 4 5 6 (ISBN: 978-1-60905-006-1), are both superior. (Board book. 1-2)"
A wee (4" X 4") trim contains this partially successful introduction to farm animals and their young. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY by Simms Taback
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A die-cut hole approach to an old favorite that offers a view of the old lady's stomach and its expanding bestiary. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST AFTERNOON by Brendan Simms
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Since literacy was common even among enlisted men, Simms takes advantage of abundant letters and memoirs to deliver an engrossing, often gruesome nuts-and-bolts description of that afternoon."
A slim but gripping account of the bloody, heroic defense of La Haye Sainte, a farmhouse that Napoleon had to capture to reach the Duke of Wellington's army. Read full book review >