Search Results: "Christopher Brooks"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"With the grace and directness of a beloved grandparent, Evans captures both the rarified and mundane aspects of a life in music."
Charming, straightforward autobiography of one of the great, unheralded figures in jazz and R&B. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

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GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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BLACK RABBIT SUMMER by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Exploring control, power and secrecy, with a hint of Lord of the Flies, Brooks crafts a morbid beach read. (Mystery. YA)"
Childhood relationships twist after gruesome events. Read full book review >

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iBOY by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This classic superhero plot, at once cutting-edge science fiction and moral fable, is guaranteed to keep even fiction-averse, reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Tom Harvey's world is upended after he's hit by a smartphone thrown from 30 stories up. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"The philosophical tone and intellectual subject matter may be in search of an audience, but some readers will treat this as a sampler before going on to some of the original sources from which these selections were culled. (Anthology. 12+)"
Brooks (Shark, p. 493, etc.) compiles a survey of nature writers at their best and worst. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Those who might ignore parental advice will find Whitney's unbiased point-of-view and unswerving cheerfulness helpful. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An earnest but enthusiastic guide to being a sibling, from a girl's perspective. Read full book review >

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DOLORES by Bruce Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, Brooks wows the reader with his finely honed craft, piercing dry wit, and clever turn of phrase. (Fiction. 10+)"
In this meticulously written short-story collection, Brooks chronicles the life of a singular young girl as she travels the rocky road from seven to sixteen. Read full book review >

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SHARK by Bruce Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1998

"It's still a fast, compelling read, and several notches above anything else of its kind. (Fiction. 8-12)"
paper 0-06-440681-4 The latest installment in the thoughtful—though action-oriented—Wolfbay Wings series (Woodsie, 1997, etc.) moves away from the better members of the team to Sebastian, jokingly nicknamed Shark, one of the "Spaz Line" of players who are there to fill empty positions. Read full book review >

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TWO MOONS IN AUGUST by Martha Brooks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A deeply engaging story, to be savored and reread. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a poignant present-tense narrative illuminated by bittersweet memories, Sidonie, 16, evokes her family's continuing tension and grief since her mother's death a year ago, describing their valiant efforts to go on with their lives. Read full book review >