Search Results: "David Pickett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGO ANIMATION BOOK by David  Pagano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"So clear that just about anyone can follow these instructions and succeed. (index) (Nonfiction. 6-adult)"
Aspiring Lego stop-motion filmmakers need look no further: this is the book that will launch your career…or at least give you a good beginning. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MASH by Bobby Pickett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Reserve this for older preschoolers and primary-grade children who may need a fun outlet for candy-fueled Halloween craziness. Clever and odd—but ultimately not essential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Luring readers with a golden, holographic display type for the title and a grooving green monster on the cover, Catrow pairs his freakishly imaginative artwork with the lyrics to the perennial favorite. Read full book review >

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SIDEWAYS by Rex Pickett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2004

"Skillful work about a friendship between two ultimately likable guys. But the movie will need zingers—the dialogue here is only adequate."
A fresh take on an evergreen: two men—one just divorced, one about to marry—spend a week together testing, then tying up, the bonds of their friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A book full of dangerous ideas and useful statistics, all worthy of attention, discussion and action."
Predatory capitalism makes some of us poor and some of us rich, of course, but it also makes most of us sick, crime-ridden and mad—or so two British social scientists contend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILAYNA by Michelle K. Pickett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"At least it has hobgoblins. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Yet another half-angel book, this one focuses more on physical combat than on supernatural warfare. Read full book review >

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UNSPEAKABLE by Michelle K. Pickett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An insightful cautionary tale. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A high school senior struggles to survive serious physical and emotional abuse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pickett and coauthor Stowers write well, and, although the intended audience is not entirely clear, clerics contemplating ministries behind bars will find this useful background reading."
A Texas prison chaplain recounts his experiences ministering to the condemned, arguing throughout that capital punishment is morally wrong. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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